Tag: chocolate

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies – Vegan

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies – Vegan

Prepare to be popular because these bakery shelf-worthy chocolate chip cookies are universally loved by young and old! Both soft and crispy, vanilla scented and packed with chocolate chips – these gorgeous cookies are the definition of I-can’t-believe-they’re-vegan dreaminess! This is a bit of a cheat […]

Sourdough Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan)

Sourdough Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan)

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! More hipster than a kale chip, I give you Sourdough. Sweet potato. Vegan. Brownies. I’m just going to leave the idea with you for a moment while I groom my beard, turn up my trousers and drink […]

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

This recipe is for all the parents who regularly find letters from the PTA requesting bakes for the school cake sale. I usually make these little muffins and they are eternally popular. There isn’t a man, woman or child that won’t be tempted these chocolate […]

Salted Caramel Millionaires

Salted Caramel Millionaires

There is something so completely perfect about a millionaire, and I’m not just talking about the George Clooney kind. These classic biscuity bars are so chewy, crumbly and chocolatey – everything you’d want in a sweet treat, really – and the perfect partner to a […]

Chocolate & Brazil Nut Banana Loaf

Chocolate & Brazil Nut Banana Loaf

A banana loaf was, if memory serves, the first cake I made from Nigella Lawson’s undisputed classic, How To Be A Domestic Goddess. The unmistakeable, sweetly nostalgic scent of baked banana filled the kitchen and my heart burst with pride as I pulled the golden […]

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

So the summer holidays have started and as we all know, boredom sets in within about a week. My little one misses nursery terribly – so do I for that matter! – and I’ve had to compile a long list of things to do, indoors […]

Chocolate Melting Moments aka YoYo Biscuits

Chocolate Melting Moments aka YoYo Biscuits

I’d forgotten all about these bite-size morsels until last year. During one of our many trips to the theatre to see (the outrageously good) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, my friend James surreptitiously opened up a Tupperware box full of homemade YoYo biscuits, just as the lights […]

Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan)

Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan)

I’ve been thinking a lot about veganism recently. Although I’m not sure it’s a realistic option for a baking obsessive, and I don’t know if I could ever fully make the transition, I am attempting to cut eggs and dairy from my day-to-day diet as […]

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

I’ve been on something of an obsessive mission to make good, proper hot chocolate ever since I unwittingly ordered the BEST hot chocolate I have ever had in my life while on holiday in Paris. This mind-bogglingly good stuff came in a silver pot and […]

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

This versatile (and Hallowe’en-appropriate) recipe was inspired by a batch of delicious pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies whipped up by my lovely friend James. I was trying to work out an unfussy recipe to use up the flesh scooped out of our obligatory Hallowe’en pumpkin, and […]

Spooky Chocolate & Ginger Hallowe’en Cake

Spooky Chocolate & Ginger Hallowe’en Cake

Thoughts of a Hallowe’en bake automatically conjured up visions of pumpkin-themed everything for me. After a few failed attempts at incorporating pumpkin into a cake, however, I decided to revert to that other oh-so-warming flavour; ginger. For me, the smell of an earthy ginger cake […]

Soft-Bake Bounty Cookies

Soft-Bake Bounty Cookies

I’ll be frank here; I know full well that Bounty is not, ahem, everyone’s idea of ‘a taste of paradise’. But fear not; you can safely omit the chunks of chocolate-encased coconut and replace with your choice of chocolate chips, chopped nuts (hazelnuts work well) […]