Cherry-almond chocolate truffles

2020-09-30T08:18:46+02:00Thursday, 6 December 2018|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Frippery – such a lovely English word. My dictionary describes it as a showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture or dress, a tawdry or frivolous thing. Well, these cherry and almond truffles are all that and more! Shop-bought truffles are ridiculously expensive. I absolutely refuse to pay someone else outrageous amounts for doing something I can so easily do myself. [...]

Super moist oil chocolate cake with real 70% chocolate buttercream icing

2020-09-30T08:18:51+02:00Wednesday, 10 January 2018|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Chocolate cake is hardly in tune with the January zeitgeist of post-Christmas-indulgence detox. But you have to be very careful with this clean living stuff, you could easily do yourself a terrific injury. Like dying of boredom what with all that salad and steamed fish. And that’s why chocolate cake to the rescue. Yes it would have been more appropriate [...]

Nutella hot chocolate bomb

2020-09-30T08:19:21+02:00Thursday, 26 November 2015|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Nutella, hot chocolate, and bomb – use these words in a sentence and it can only be a good thing. I’m not a mommy. OK I am, but a mommy of feline wee ones, not actual human ones. Still, I know only too well the trial of school hols. No matter how I may have looked forward to it as [...]

Spiced red wine pears with coffee-chocolate sauce, almond ice cream and brittle

2020-09-30T08:19:30+02:00Wednesday, 1 April 2015|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

I’d intended to do something utterly decadent and fabulous that somehow involved chocolate eggs with marshmallow filling for this post. Something tongue in cheek. Something irreverent. Because that, of course, is my default setting. Then I was invited to take part in the Fairtrade Fortnight Foodie Challenge that coincides with Fairtrade’s two-week The Power Of You campaign. And I said [...]

Affogato ice cream cakes

2020-09-30T08:19:54+02:00Thursday, 18 December 2014|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Affogato. No, it’s not a swearword – as in ‘well affogato you too dude’. It’s Italian for ‘drowned’ and refers to one of the simplest, yet most delicious 2-minute desserts out there – vanilla ice cream ‘drowned’ in strong hot espresso. Some folks add a shot of hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico to their affogato too, and why not. Either way, [...]