Rose Italian kisses

2020-09-30T08:19:55+02:00Tuesday, 2 December 2014|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I don’t really mind standing in supermarket queues. It’s where I often get ideas. Like the other day when, queueing at Woolies, I spotted Turkish Delight wrapped in chocolate. Now I’m not much of a Turkish Delight fan because I loathe anything with a jelly-like consistency. But I love its rose-flavour and I really love it when it’s combined with [...]

Milk chocolate mousse

2020-09-30T08:20:05+02:00Thursday, 14 August 2014|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I’m pretty sure it must be just me, otherwise brands wouldn’t insist on doing it, but I really, truly, deeply do NOT get the whole baby/toddler/puppy thing to advertise stuff. I quite like babies, don’t get me wrong. I’m scared of holding and dropping them, but I like ’em well enough. And I’m deeply dilly about animals of any kind. [...]

Pear and marzipan tartlets with chocolate ganache

2020-09-30T08:20:11+02:00Wednesday, 11 June 2014|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: , , |

The thing about spending the amount of time in the kitchen that I do, is things can get a bit lonely. Merlot is an excellent conversationalist, to be sure. But as I don’t actually speak 'cat', her incessant chatter isn’t exactly what I would call spell binding. So when the inimitable Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking asked if I’d [...]

Orange Hot Chocolate

2020-09-30T08:20:14+02:00Thursday, 8 May 2014|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Merlot and I both have a tendency to gain weight in winter. She does because she stops chasing butterflies and sleeps on my cream couch all day long. I also spend indecent amounts of time on said couch, but if I were honest, I’d have to admit that it’s probably the pies, crumbles and cobblers I turn to for comfort [...]

Chocolate mousse Easter eggs

2020-09-30T08:20:15+02:00Wednesday, 16 April 2014|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: |

"How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?" ~ Dr. Seuss That folks, in a nutshell, is exactly how I feel. I had a lovely little soup lined up for this post. Until last [...]

Vanilla white chocolate mousse

2020-09-30T08:20:23+02:00Friday, 25 October 2013|Sweet tooth, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Cattle, much like cats, aren’t known for their ability to take direction. Which is why every cattle or dairy farm I’ve ever been to has a cattle crush. What is it? Think of a passage with fences on either side. Cattle go in one end and patiently queue for whatever awaits at the other end. On good days, it’s just [...]