Chocolate

Happy Smoothie (Banana And Cacao Smoothie)
Happy Smoothie (Banana And Cacao Smoothie)

I call this a Happy Smoothie because that is exactly what it does! A mood-enhancing smoothie with the goodness of bananas, cacao, almond and cinnamon, this smoothie not only provides beneficial potassium and antioxidants but improves the mood and makes you feel...

Chocolate Apricot Marble Loaf
Chocolate Apricot Marble Loaf

Another beautiful, sturdy loaf to add to the Sturdy Loaf Appreciation Club - this Chocolate Apricot Marble Loaf is as delicious as it is fun! Marble cakes are delightful and bring a child-like glee to the cake table and this loaf is no exception. Not only do you get...

Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting
Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting

I don't care much for coconut oil. There, I've said it! I don't have anything against it but the memory of coconut oil head massages when I was a child, the very distinct aroma prickling my nostrils as the oil was heated up to slather over my long locks is enough to...

Nutty Cacao Smoothie
Nutty Cacao Smoothie

I have been a smoothie drinker for about four years now. On some days in the week, I will sneak in a smoothie mid-morning after my breakfast. And although green smoothies are nice and I will create a delicious glass once in a while, I am not fanatic about them. I feel...

Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake
Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake

"Mum, look at me!" left shoulder thrown back, little wiry body angled sideways, knees bent in some kind of a stance, chin tucked down, eyes glaring menacingly, skinny right arm stretched towards me, the forefinger and thumb cocking an imaginary weapon. "Guess who I...

Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta
Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Imagine a dinner party set at a long, vintage table with crystal goblets and crackled plates amidst tall flickering candles, their flame bouncing off a bejeweled low hanging chandelier. Imagine a glorious dessert platter of shimmying, jiggling, wickedly deliciously...

Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse
Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse

I recently discovered a great little trick to creating an instant jelly with the use of cornflour as opposed to gelatine. This kind of jelly sets much faster and has a mousse like consistency, making it ideal for fast desserts. After experimenting making this jelly...

Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Give me a spectacular cocktail with a bit of dramatic flair and I am your girl Friday! The Leo in me loves the theatre that unfolds on the table when you are presented with an interactive cocktail or dessert for a special occasion. For my third recipe collaboration...

Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I first had a chocolate-avocado combination a few years ago at a friend's party where another friend had brought chocolate cupcakes with chocolate avocado icing. Ummm. It was okay. Strictly. I would need to have it at least ten times before I started enjoying it in...

5 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Energy Balls
5 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Energy Balls

I usually fall sick once a year. Sometimes, it will hold off for even longer. But when it comes, it hits me like a freight train. In the middle of winter when any chance of wearing less than three layers or enjoying the morning sun are super bleak. And during school...