Hazelnut and praline chocolate truffles…love is in the air ❤️

Hello to all the love birds out there! This recipe is for you to spoil your significant other this Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure that chocolate is the international food of love (well it is for me), and it should be enjoyed sharing with the people you love the most. Though I won’t judge you…

Tiramisu Ice Cream 

Tiramisu is a beautiful simple dessert which is both rich and delicate, but as it is stinking hot at the moment (37C today) – think of the scene from the Wizard of Oz, when the wicked witch cries, “I’m melting; I’m melting.” – I’m craving ice cold desserts instead. But what if I tried to…

Panforte – an Italian Christmas sweet

Panforte is a delicious Italian sweet filled with dried fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate. It’s a favourite at Christmas time and is often given as a gift. It’s perfect with a post dinner coffee or tipple, or as a sweet companion on a cheese platter. I found this recipe in a local paper…

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau

My Mum came over for dinner on the weekend, and as we don’t get to see her very often, I thought I’d make a decadent and rich dark chocolate mousse with Cointreau for dessert. Her favourite chocolate is a Terry’s Orange, so an orange flavoured chocolate dessert was perfect. This recipe comes from the very…

The Frozen Party to end all Frozen Parties

My daughter has just turned four and has a teeny tiny obsession with the movie Frozen…OK I may be underestimating that just a bit…she’s seriously obsessed. I’m not usually into the whole princess Disney thing, but I can endure this movie as it is about the love between two sisters and not some stupid Prince Charming…

Dark Chocolate Coated Coconut Bites

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father’s out there (even if you don’t celebrate Father’s Day today). Father’s Day in our house is rather a low key affair. My husband usually gets given socks and jocks (which admittedly he always needs); he gets to pick the meal menu (we’re starting with a traditional fry…

Chocolate (Zucchini) Cake

My almost four year old daughter has decided that vegetables are not to be eaten. To say that this is driving me insane would be an understatement! My husband and I model wonderful vegetable eating habits and are at a complete loss as to why our daughter has taken this stance (it has more to…

Chocolate and Pear Tart

It’s my birthday today (forty no less! – see Here for my ramblings) and even though I have a strict ‘no cooking’ policy on my birthday, I’ve made an exception to make this decadent tart. I first tasted a chocolate and pear tart from a local Swiss patisserie a number of years ago and instantly fell in love…

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Tomorrow the family is catching up with some old friends that we haven’t seen in a very long time. I always try to bake something sweet to take with us to share. Call me old fashioned but I think it’s nice to give something to your hosts when they invite you to their place, even…

My father’s Hungarian chocolate kugelhupf

In retirement my father, who unfortunately has now past, turned himself in to a baker. His all time favourite recipe was for a Hungarian chocolate kugelhupf where he could reminisce about his Hungarian childhood and his obsession with chocolate. A kugelhupf is traditionally a Central European sweet bread. In Germany it is filled with mixed…

Decadent chocolate mud cake

This chocolate mud cake recipe is legendary! I use it for most of my birthday cake creations as it’s very moist and dense and it is also really easy to carve or cut when making children’s birthday cakes. As it’s Easter, Miss Three has decided that this cake is a must. I’ve covered it in…