Chocolate mousse with olive oil

My husband and I have just had our ninth wedding anniversary, but considering that I’ve just had my wisdom teeth out, romance or celebrations won’t be high on my list; just pain killers and ice packs!! As I have to exist on mushie food for a while, I decided to make this delicious chocolate mousse…

Dark chocolate and beetroot cake

I’ve just pulled out the last of our beetroot crop from the garden and with smaller bulbs I decided to make a chocolate and beetroot cake; the original (& the best) red velvet cake when beetroot was used instead of red food colouring. My daughters have been quite adamant that they do not and will not…

Coconut Macaroons

I fancied making something a bit different this week. I’m usually a cake maker, but I decided that I wanted something uncake like but still sweet. So after a bit of internet research I stumbled upon these coconut macaroons. They’re light and moorish; they taste like a bounty bar and as a bonus they are…

Happiness is a Chocolate Brownie

Sometimes all you need to make yourself happy in this world is a chocolate brownie. This brownie recipe is my go to comfort food when I’m feeling a bit down. It’s full of sugar, chocolate and butter and if that combination doesn’t make you happy, then perhaps nothing will!  It’s even better served warm with…

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…

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…

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…