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Brownies & Bars, Desserts, Recipes / 22.10.2020

It's not hard to see why S'mores are so popular. The combination of crunchy biscuits, melted chocolate and gooey toasted marshmallow is all kinds of wonderful! I took inspiration from these glorious treats to come up with a Halloween-inspired dessert. With a buttery biscuit crumb base, rich chocolate mousse layer and ghoulish marshmallow ghost topping, these Spooky Chocolate Mousse Bars have all the S'mores flavour with an extra touch of scary! I used an easy, egg-free chocolate mousse recipe which contains marshmallows to help the mousse set so that the bars can be sliced easily. Of course, making the little...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 01.10.2020

Let me tell you a little bit about Zola Nene. Not only is she an extremely talented chef, TV show host and cookbook author, she is also one of the friendliest and bubbliest people I have ever met! To add to her incredible achievements, recently Zola featured on Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted where she teaches the multi-Michelin starred chef how to cook authentic Zulu cuisine!A few weeks ago I bought Zola's second book - Simply Zola. It is absolutely packed with a wide range of delicious, approachable recipes. The chapter that really caught my eye (apart from the desserts, of course)...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 18.09.2020

Sponsored. Mille feuille literally means "a thousand leaves" and refers to all the paper-thin layers formed by the puff pastry in this classic French dessert. Although it may look intimidating, a mille feuille is actually not difficult to make. Nine times out of ten I will use shop-bought puff pastry, but when I have a bit of time on my hands, I find making my own really rewarding! So I have included both options here for you. Rough puff pastry is very similar to puff pastry in flavour and texture, but instead of using slabs of butter when folding, grated butter is used which...

Desserts, Recipes / 04.09.2020

When paging through my copy of Bibby's Kitchen - The essence of good food by Diane Bibby, the first recipe I wanted to try was an obvious one! I love the sophisticated simplicity of a perfectly made panna cotta, and I was intrigued to try the peppered sherry caramel sauce.The recipe did not disappoint! The panna cottas are deliciously rich with just the right amount of wobble, and the addition of roasted white chocolate is pure genius. A boozy hit of sherry, plus a little heat from the pepper tempers the sweet panna cottas perfectly.This book is an absolute must-have...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights / 25.08.2020

Sponsored.I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for summer! I might be getting a bit ahead of myself but in preparation for warmer, sunny days I made this luscious layered frozen yoghurt dessert.This striking strawberry and vanilla frozen yoghurt cake is perfect when you’re expecting guests as it can be made well in advance and looks way harder to make than it actually is! Each layer is made with just a few ingredients and simply requires a little patience for the layers to freeze. I’ve used two new flavours of Nutriday Full Cream Yoghurt, - fruity strawberry and...

Desserts, Recipes / 11.08.2020

Sponsored.When you can’t decide what dessert to have, I say – have both! This tart is a delicious hybrid of Baklava and Custard Tart. By combining the two into one spectacular dessert, you get to enjoy ALL the textures in every single bite. Crisp, buttery pastry, thick, creamy custard and crunchy, syrupy nuts. Not to mention the flavour combination of honey, cinnamon and that glorious vanilla flavour that you can only get from Ultra Mel custard! If you can restrain yourself, this tart really improves after a day of standing. This allows for the custard to set up nicely, and...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 15.07.2020

I'm a big fan of frangipane tarts and have been meaning to try a chocolate version for a while. Frangipane is a sweet pastry cream made with ground almonds that is usually used in baked tarts along with fruit. This pear and chocolate frangipane tart recipe is made with a chocolate pastry as well as a chocolate frangipane filling so it will certainly keep the chocoholics happy! With pears being in season and a wonderful companion to both chocolate and almonds, it was a no-brainer to use them in this tart. The result is a rich and sophisticated dessert...

Desserts, Recipes / 30.06.2020

This caramel apple self-saucing pudding is the perfect dessert for a cold winters eve. It has a crispy crust on top, a moist sponge pudding, and a layer of delicious apple chunks smothered in a gooey caramel sauce underneath. Add a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and you have yourself the ultimate comfort food! The magic of a self-saucing pudding is that the batter separates on baking to make a fudgy sponge pudding with a rich sauce underneath. This requires minimum effort on your part - place chopped apple pieces in a dish, pour over a simple batter, sprinkle...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 08.06.2020

As the mornings get colder and darker, I've got long, lazy brunches on my mind. Since we can't go to our fave restaurant for this luxury, I suggest spoiling yourself at home! These crispy, puffed pancakes topped with fresh banana and boozy rum butterscotch sauce make for a decadent brunch if ever there was one. Even better if you can convince someone to serve you brekkie in bed! Dutch baby pancakes are similar to Yorkshire puddings in that they contain no raising agent, yet puff up beautifully in the oven. Steam is what causes them to rise, so it's important to...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 01.06.2020

Sponsored. Figs are in season right now and I just love using them in desserts! Their beautiful purple skin and crimson flesh look so striking and luscious. Ripe figs have a sweet and nutty flavour that pairs particularly well with creamy, tangy Danone Nutriday Double Cream Plain Yoghurt. Walnuts and figs also go wonderfully together, so I combined all three to make a beautiful, seasonal dessert. Since the yoghurt is unsweetened, a touch of honey really brings this dessert to life. Feel free to adjust the amount of honey to taste! *For a lighter dessert or breakfast parfait, omit the cream from the...