Tag: chocolate

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) […]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie, if you’ve not heard of it before, is a retro-classic American sweet pie. Particularly popular in the South, it’s a chocolate biscuit-crusted beauty full of peppermint flavoured, marshmallowy cream. Topped with more cream. I’ve lusted after it for a few years now, as […]

Rainy Day Cookies

Rainy Day Cookies

These are the cookies I make when I want to occupy my daughter but I don’t have many lavish ingredients lying around.  (Usually on a Sunday!) The recipe contains no melted chocolate – only cocoa powder – but the result is an excellent chocolate biscuit […]

Raspberry & Hazelnut Cheesecake (Low-carb, gluten-free)

Raspberry & Hazelnut Cheesecake (Low-carb, gluten-free)

This is my first cheesecake recipe post (it certainly won’t be my last) and it also happens to be both low-carb and gluten free, although you’d never know it. This is a rich and creamy treat that’s not overly sweet, perfect for an after dinner […]

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

If you claim not to like Black Forest Gateaux, I’m afraid I just don’t believe you. Chocolate cake, cherries and cream. Seriously, what’s not to like? If I’d been a housewife in the 1970s, I can guarantee my hostess trolley would’ve been frequently sagging under the […]

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

These gloriously moreish, rustic cookies are based on traditional chunky oat biscuits, but mine are jam-packed with flavours and no two batches are alike – because I keep a Cowboy Cookie Jar. You know how it is – you buy a packet of nuts for a recipe, […]

Salted Caramel Brownies

Salted Caramel Brownies

For my very first recipe post, I have decided to share my recipe for salted caramel brownies as I probably make these more than anything else. I’ve tried hundreds of brownie recipes over the years and I can finally say my hands-down favourite is my […]