Chocolate mousse

My chocoholic husband thinks that this might be the best thing he’s ever eaten, which is high praise indeed because he is the man most likely to be found in the kitchen clutching a jar of Nutella and a spoon. The inclusion of Baileys Irish liqueur is entirely optional, but if, like us, you always… Continue reading Chocolate mousse

Easter nest cake

🎵 Oh I wish it could be Easter everyday 🎵 Wait, sorry, wrong holiday. However as my husband is a complete chocoholic I suspect this song is in his head most of the time. He looooooooves this cake, because it is a chocolately delight. It’s a flourless sponge which rises in the oven then falls… Continue reading Easter nest cake

Veggie bean chilli

The Teen has declared that she not only prefers this to a meaty chilli, but she also thinks it may well be in her top 10 favourite meals. So far we’ve eaten it with rice, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, in a wrap like a burrito, and with tortilla chips to create nachos with all… Continue reading Veggie bean chilli

Chocolate brownie pear pudding

Uh-oh. This may well be the most amazing pudding EVER. Squidgy chocolateyness with pears, flaked almonds for a bit of crunch, and then more chocolate. Enter at your peril! Just to top it all off it can be prepared in advance and frozen as a whole or in portions, then flung into the oven when… Continue reading Chocolate brownie pear pudding

Chocolate cake

There’s chocolate cakes, and then there’s chocolate cakes, and then there’s THIS chocolate cake. It’s really chocolatey, and that makes it a winner in my book. My daughter requested a chocolate cake for her 14th birthday, so this is what I made and she was very happy indeed. Oh and I’ve just had a piece… Continue reading Chocolate cake

Truffles

In the words of Beyoncé ‘Uh-oh uh-oh uh-oh oh-no-no’. Be warned, these are Dangerously Yummy. In theory straightforward to make (however I managed to turn the kitchen into a chocolately mess!), the end result was wonderful and made a pretty special present for a friend’s birthday. Makes around 24. Ingredients 150ml double cream 60g light… Continue reading Truffles

Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

These bite size cookies are utterly amazing. Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, they make a spectacular pre-breakfast with a cup of coffee, and they taste like mouthfuls of chocolate cake. The recipe is from the always reliable BBC Good Food website via a friend’s teenage daughter who loves to bake. Nice one Alice! Makes… Continue reading Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

Banana bread

Every time I see a couple of bananas that are looking rather sorry for themselves, I whip up one of these. I’ve also been known to make several at once and then discover them in the freezer after forgetting about them entirely (result!). Delicious as is, you could zhuzh it up with some cream cheese… Continue reading Banana bread

Tiffin

My husband isn’t much of a drinker, and he’s never smoked, but he is most definitely a chocoholic, so when I first made tiffin he almost did the snoopy dance. I love this recipe – so long as you have the basic ingredients, you can pretty much throw anything else in there. Great for lunch… Continue reading Tiffin

Brownies

An absolute classic, from the absolute classic that is Nigella Lawson. Nuff said. Ingredients 190g soft unsalted butter 190g 70% dark chocolate 3 large eggs 2tsp vanilla extract 250g caster sugar 110g plain flour 1/2 tsp free flowing salt 150g chopped walnuts Method Grease & line (base + sides) of an 8″ x 12″ tin,… Continue reading Brownies