chocolate

Doodle In The Cake Pan With This Fast Marble Slice
Doodle In The Cake Pan With This Fast Marble Slice

A couple of weeks ago I was rushing to meet my project deadline before picking my son up from school and driving him to a play date. I had 40 minutes at best after I wrapped up my final logo presentation before leaving home. Overcome with a sudden urge to bake [I...

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...

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...

Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101
Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101

It is that time of the year when a lot of us who love to entertain go on the hunt for the perfect show-stopping dessert. Because come on, a glorious dessert is worth much more at a gathering than any dish you create, isn’t it? I obsess a lot about what to cook and...

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...

Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread
Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread

A Cafe Style Chocolate Banana Bread This is a good banana bread. The kind you get at the cafes, thick slices toasted and slathered with butter. It is one of my favourite banana bread recipes to make when I have to choose between folding those blackened bananas in...