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Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 24.07.2019

I realised recently that I have four macaron recipes on the blog, yet somehow I never got round to sharing my all-time favourite - Chocolate Macarons! For the most part, once you've mastered a basic macaron recipe, you can make just about any type of macaron you want by simply changing what flavour and colour you add, and using different fillings (buttercream, ganache etc). All of my macaron recipes are based on one standard recipe. In order to make these Chocolate macarons I had to tweak the recipe slightly. The reason for this is that the addition of cocoa powder...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 28.06.2019

Admittedly I'm a bit behind on this one, but better late than never I say! Just a few weeks ago, I came across pan-banging cookies for the first time. They've actually been around for almost 2 years now, and were made famous by Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Blog. What makes these cookies special is the banging of the baking tray several times during baking and again after baking, resulting in an incredible texture. The cookies form glorious ripples and wrinkles, making them crispy at the edges, and chewy and soft in the middle. I think it's important that there...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 13.06.2019

I adore making celebration cakes! It's a chance to experiment a little and play around with decorating techniques. The resulting cake simply must have that wow-factor that the recipient will remember and talk about for years! Funny thing though, when I was tasked with making a birthday cake for a male friend, I struggled a bit! So many of the beautiful cakes out there tend to look quite feminine. Not this Chocolate Whiskey Cake though! Big chunks of chocolate bars and little Whiskey bottles will have everyone fighting for their favourite piece. With hints of whiskey in the chocolate cake,...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 31.05.2019

We've spoken about dessert mash-ups before (in my Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe). Only good things can happen when you merge the best elements of two desserts into one sensational combo. Take the spiced apples and crunchy crumble topping of an apple crumble. Now add in the rich creaminess of a vanilla cheesecake. The result is a spectacular showstopper of a dessert. Crunchy, creamy, fruity and cinnamony. As if eating two desserts in one go wasn't decadent enough, the addition of a salted caramel sauce takes this Apple Crumble Cheesecake to the next level of indulgence.This dessert requires a little effort, but your hard work will...

Desserts, Recipes / 24.05.2019

I was recently nominated to take part in the Pink Pudding Challenge by Chef Megan Meikle from Grei restaurant at the Saxon Hotel. The Pink Pudding Challenge is part of the Pink Table Project, a Cancer awareness and fundraising initiative. The goal of the Pink Table Project is to prove that healthy eating can still be exciting and delicious, since a healthy diet is a contributing factor in preventing certain cancers. My task was to create a healthier dessert, particularly one that was lower in sugar. As you all know, I'm not normally one to shy away from sugar. But...

Biscuits & Cookies, Brownies & Bars, Recipes / 17.05.2019

A few weeks ago I was in the mood for something really decadent and thought back to my Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo Brownies. With a choc-chip cookie layer, Oreo layer and brownie layer, they truly are an indulgent treat! I wanted to create a variation on those, something equally decadent but with a different flavour. Peanut butter cookies are one of my weaknesses, and I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. So that's what led me to make these Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies. Instead of Oreo's for the middle layer, I used chocolate-coated peanuts, which add a...

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 03.05.2019

You may be surprised to find a somewhat healthier post happening today! However, I can assure you this Granadilla and Granola Breakfast Tart is healthy enough to have for breakfast, but still decadent enough to feel like an absolute treat. I first tested out this recipe for Easter brunch and was not very impressed with the result. The yoghurt filling very quickly made the granola base soggy. I could barely slice it, it was such a mess. Luckily this problem was easy to solve by simply straining the yoghurt before-hand. This very simple process simply removes excess liquid and...

Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 17.04.2019

I'm so excited - Easter is just 4 days away! For me Easter weekend is about spending time with loved ones, over-indulging in chocolate and lazily enjoying the gorgeous change-of-season weather. I find it to be a much more relaxing holiday than Christmas - there's no mad rush to buy a bazillion gifts in heaving shopping malls for a start. If you have a relaxing weekend planned, this No-bake Chocolate Easter Egg Tart is just for you. There is no baking or pastry-making involved, since it is made with a buttery biscuit crust. The filling (a simple yet decadent chocolate...

Desserts, Recipes / 16.04.2019

When Little, Brown and Company contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me if I'd like to receive a copy of Maida Heatter's new book - "Happiness is Baking", I must admit I had no idea who she was! But of course, I jumped at the opportunity to add a cookbook to my collection and try some new sweet recipes. After doing a bit of research, I now know that Maida Heatter is an American Pastry Chef who taught the legends - including Martha Stewart! Towards the end of the 1960's she rose to food world fame and has since...

Biscuits & Cookies, Desserts, Recipes / 12.04.2019

When I discovered these adorable mini skillets online I was inspired to make so many things. Individual brownies, pancakes, Malva puddings, even shakshuka-type breakfast bowls! But the first thing I simply had to try was mini skillet cookies! With Easter around the corner I felt it was appropriate to replace the chocolate chips with little speckled eggs. And so these Mini Speckled Egg Skillet Cookies came about. Initially I added the speckled eggs before baking, but I found that the colour of the shells ran into the batter, and some cracked/burst in the oven. By pushing the speckled eggs into the...