Chocolate babka

It finally happened. I took a photo of the chocolate babka that is sufficient to post on this blog. Granted the pics aren’t great, but chocolate babka is not about good looks. I have been using a slightly minimimised version of the Martha Stewart recipe that seems to be the standard used by most bloggers….

Choc-chip cookies

This recipe has risen to the ranks of most favoured in my house above cakes and slices and all kinds of goodies. Instead buying store-bought biscuits, I try have these on hand most of the time. These particular cookies are made with peanut butter, and while you might think that’s a kink you can’t live…

Salty peanut chocolate slab

Asif AKA, The Duke Oh Delhi recently sent me a sample of his latest culinary alchemy. Little pots of Indian snack mixes unlike anything you ever tried. I’m not talking your average Bombay mix,  where the most exciting oxymoron is the odd sultana floating around in the mix. I’m talking about a sweet-and-salty-snacking madman who…

Caramel Chocolate Slice

We’re in the thick of it now. It’s cold most days and we got a dump of snow a couple of weeks ago. A blizzardy Friday meant the boys were picked up early from school and the town went into panic mode. Lucky for us, we don’t rely on our car. I had a little…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Icecream

I am of the mind that home made ice cream is best left to those with ice cream machines. I’ve eaten my fair share of pathetic home-made crystallised ice-creamery in the past and I’m not really interested in making something that I can buy fairly cheaply that tastes a lot better than anything I can…

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

I love beetroot. I love it so much that I made a cake with it. I put it in every salad and love to eat it with goats cheese and everything else really. At work we get a lot of press releases from PR companies who’s clients sell fresh produce, like beetroot. I was sent…

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I thought I’d better set the scene for you. Of course a half a can of Guinness should never go to waste so I gave it a good home while I baked. I found this recipe on twitter, as it had featured recently in a magazine (Stylist to be specific). I saw it and knew…

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I was in the mood for something chocolaty-peanut-buttery and yet easy to make. Cookies is usually the way to go and I know they’ll get eaten by someone other than myself. I haven’t got a photo of the cookies as such, because to be honest, they look pretty bad. I wasn’t in the mood to…

Chocolate and Clotted Cream Truffles

I made truffles this year, just this afternoon actually, because I had a spare tub of Rodda’s Clotted Cream from a review I was doing for Foodepedia.  I was inspired by their recipes and even more inspired by their 101 Excuses to eat clotted cream. So here I am, covered in cocoa and feeling a…

Chocolate Tart

I like to call this a lazy person’s chocolate tart. Why? Because it’s that easy. If you want to go against the grain for this one, then yes, please go ahead and make your own pastry. For some of us, it’s no trouble. But either, blind bake some short crust pastry in a smallish tart…