Chocolate

Blood Orange Muffins
Blood Orange Muffins

I recently bought a set of digital kitchen scales. It is like having a toy in the kitchen. I keep putting random things on it just to see what they weigh. It amuses me. It is addictive to predict what something will weigh just before you hoist it on the scales. It is...

Cookie Crumb Caramel Microwave Fudge
Cookie Crumb Caramel Microwave Fudge

Fudge evokes a memory of a cobbled pathway squirreling down an alley and tucking into a candy shop with a worn out  wrought iron sign hanging above its weathered door. "The Candy Shop" it says. Inside what appears to be a magical shop of big old English...

Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake
Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake

The winter 2012 issue of Donna Hay magazine is a baker's dream. Amongst extremely creative and simple desserts and bakes is a section on Banana Breads. There is a base recipe and there are a gazillion delightful variations. Now we all know that no matter how many...

Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  I was sitting at this gorgeous little table in the corner of a cafe, right next to a closed glass panel window. Through the cafe's branding decal stuck to the glass, I got an occasional glimpse of a bicycle being wheeled by, a lone shopper trying to peer back...

Milk Chocolate Brownies
Milk Chocolate Brownies

  Milk chocolate is synonymous with childhood. Smeared cheeks, sticky fingers, sweet breath and foil wrappers stowed away in books as treasures. It is only after we grow up that we banish the treat of our childhood and become fancy pants with dainty little...

Lemon Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes And Seven Years Of Blogging
Lemon Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes And Seven Years Of Blogging

  Every morning when I wake up, one of the first things I do is to check whether my site is accessible and not abducted by aliens. It has become second nature, a habit. Something that I have been doing for seven years as of yesterday. Did you see how I slipped...

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake

  This is virtually my first cake of the year. Barring a banana bread, I took a sabbatical from baking cakes. And I feel rejuvenated. A little chocolate in the kitchen is almost a requirement come Valentine's Day. This chocolate fudge cake is different. It is...

White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles
White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

I was totally making up a cake for an impromptu barbecue we were invited to over the weekend and because I was going to decorate the cake with fresh figs and violas, I thought that white frosting would look perfect. But I only had white chocolate bits, not proper...

Hot Chocolate Chai Tea
Hot Chocolate Chai Tea

I love tea parlours. I love the modern granny fusion trend of reasonably young (like moi!) people hanging out in dark, mysterious corners of these tea parlours. Sometimes harem chic, sometimes Japanese zen, these parlours are a sensory delight. From an array of every...

Just Brownies
Just Brownies

  As a food blogger in constant search of a new recipe to invent and make your own, you often run the risk of overloading your senses. The need to conquer new ingredients often makes life in the kitchen and in your belly a little bit complicated, a little bit...

Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake

A few weeks ago I bought a big, vibrant bunch of beetroot from the farmer's market. I was lucky to find them the day I decided I wanted to make a red dessert for Valentine's Day. I wasn't cooking a special lunch or dinner, just dessert and I wanted it to be different,...