Category Archives: chocolate

leftover easter egg recipe

leftover easter egg recipes

leftover easter egg recipes pancake If you have little ones round the house you're probably swimming in more chocolate than you know what to do with right now. Here's a few leftover Easter egg recipes to help give you some inspiration to help clear out those last few chocolate treats. Thanks to Sainsbury's for providing an Easter basket of treats as an inspiration for this post. I'll be giving away their cake baking recipe book so check back soon! Ironically, this is a recipe for eggless pancakes. I like to add Horlicks … Continue Reading ››

black forest trifle

black forest trifle When making this, I had to search my blog in case I'd made something like this before. I have a severe weakness for 'black forest'-flavoured things and I appear to have 4 separate choc-cherry desserts in my collection! This one has been back and forth with In Search of Heston and me, we've noticed how obsessed Heston Blumenthal is with both Black Forest things. and trifle. There was one made for Waitrose but to … Continue Reading ››

exploding chocolate cakes

exploding chocolate cakes There are few simpler pleasures in life than cooking with your children. Baking cakes with a toddler can be a source of tremendous fun. We knocked these absurd little fairy cakes out one rainy afternoon, and had to make more the next day as they went down so well. The secret ingredient is Heston's Chocolate Popping Candy - great fun!

Exploding chocolate cakes (makes 12):

225g butter

225g granulated sugar

4 eggs

225g plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

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yoghurt tea loaf

loaf cake I hate slugs. Not for slimy, yukky reasons, but because they wreak havoc on my nascent courgettes. I accepted all kinds of advice, one of which was scattering broken egg shells around the plants. So this cake was a good excuse to break some eggs. This is from The Yeo Valley Great British Farmhouse Cookbook. It's a new book from the yoghurty people. It's full of recipes like slow-roasted pork and apples, smoky bacon meatballs, and chocolate chip … Continue Reading ››

eggless pancakes with coffee syrup

eggless pancakes with espresso syrup I'm a big fan of coffee. I'm pretty sure I was drinking coffee from when I was about 5 years old, which I'm not sure is particularly appropriate but has led to a lifelong love affair. Sunday mornings meant a pot of filter on, and everywhere I worked I've kickstarted a coffee club. When Puro Fairtrade sent me some samples of their Fairtrade coffee brands, I wasted no time in trying it out. Puro are a brand that believe … Continue Reading ››