There is a reason everybody loves a slab of Top Deck. The combination of milk and white chocolate is a winner and that’s why I used it as inspiration for this pancake cake. It’s made of yummy layers of chocolate pancakes sandwiched together with creamy white chocolate ganache. Read More
Some people love peanut butter, some people hate it. I fall into the love category, my hubby – the hate. This means I don’t make peanut butter flavoured goodies all that often. So when I do, I don’t hold back on the peanut butter. These yummy peanut butter bars are made with a whole jar of the stuff! Thats right, an entire jar. Apart from that, there are just a few ingredients, and the recipe is so quick and easy your kids could probably make them!
You may remember the Cake Pop craze which dominated the baking world a few years ago. I’m not ashamed to admit I jumped on that bandwagon with great enthusiasm. Bakerella, the inventor of the Cake Pop, remains one of my food heroes to this day. A Cake Pop is a mixture of cake crumbs and icing, rolled into balls, placed on a stick like a lollipop and dipped in chocolate. They are moist, delicious and a real delight to look at. I will say this though, they are rather a lot of work make. For this reason, they are great for a special occasion when you really want to show off your baking skills! Read More
My husband and I have recently relocated, and are temporarily staying at an Airbnb until we can move into our new home. As soon as we arrived at the Airbnb I scouted out the kitchen. Sadly it was not very well equipped – no mixer, no scale, no baking trays, not even a mixing bowl to be found! My fingers were twitching to get baking though, so I racked my brain for a simple recipe that requires next to no equipment to make.
Pound cakes date back hundreds of years and were baked by our grandmothers and their grandmothers too. Traditionally a pound cake consists of a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs and a pound of flour, hence the name. How easy is that! Even the most inexperienced baker can remember the recipe by heart, and bake a delicious pound cake at a moment’s notice. Read More
Chocolate salami is not salami at all – it is a delicious chocolate log filled with nuts, biscuits and a dash of liqueur. The name simply comes from the salami-like appearance. Originally from Italy (or Portugal, depending who you ask), it tastes best when served with a glass of port or liqueur after dinner. Chocolate Salami looks beautiful when presented on a wooden board, partially sliced and ready to nibble on.
I love giving something homemade and delicious when we’re invited to friends for dinner. Usually I offer to bring a dessert (which forms part of the meal) but sometimes a food gift of a different kind is more appropriate. Something pretty and fun, that can be kept for months and enjoyed with minimal effort whenever the mood strikes.