A hint of chocolate in prep for Easter: Mary Berry’s Chocolate Loaf Cake

Mary Berry's Chocolate Loaf Cake

The legend that is Mary Berry I only have one recipe to post this week as I spent last weekend with friends and so I only made it into the kitchen late on Sunday night after everyone had left. I was however determined to herald my husband’s return from his ski trip by making him … Continue reading

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Flour-less chocolate cake

Easy to bake. Far to easy to devour.

Sadly carb free doesn’t mean fat-free When we invited our friends over for Sunday lunch last weekend  and I decided to make a flour-less chocolate cake, I thought I’d be doing a ‘good’ thing ie producing a carb-free cake as my friends were all trying to cut down on the amount of carbs they ate. … Continue reading

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Fresh fruit needn’t be boring: chocolate apples and oranges

Clementine segments and apples dipped in chocolate.

Have you ever eaten a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? My husband said he and his brother and sister used to get one every Christmas. It was, and remains to this day, a traditional stocking filler in his family. When I was a kid, they used to be sold in Singapore too but I have to be … Continue reading

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Happy new year to all

Chocolate cupcakes and a chocolate swiss roll log, covered in chocolate butter icing

I thought I wouldn’t have time to get one more post in but guess what… 🙂 Ringing in the New Year I love welcoming in each New Year just as much as the next person but every New Year’s eve, I can’t help but get a wee bit annoyed because every year, my friends act … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for overindulgence: The Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet and salty chocolate cake

The Hummingbird Bakery's Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cake (with my disaster-cake topping)

I’m back…! Some of you may not noticed but the last three posts have been made by my husband, whom I love even more now because he’s been stepping in to fill the void as I’ve been a bit busy at work and not had much time to cook. But I’m back, and with a … Continue reading

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Boozy chocolate mousse with a crusty sugar topping

Chocolate creme brulee. But with boozy chocolate mousse instead of chocolate custard

Mmmmmm, chocolate….. It’s been a while since I made this chocolate mousse for my husband. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I’m not really that crazy about chocolate but I do love these chocolate mousse pots. The only thing is that mousse is a bit boring to eat; by that, I mean that … Continue reading

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Fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #4: Quattro frutti chocolate pavlova (gluten-free)

The quattro frutti chocolate pavlova

Gluten-free, wheat-free, flour-free but sadly not calorie-free…unless it’s your birthday. Or it’s Christmas. Or Easter. Those days are automatically calorie-free days… 🙂 I was introduced to Australia’s national dish as a Uni student in Melbourne in the early 1990’s but I never learnt how to make one until my mother-in-law taught me (thanks Jeannette!). It’s … Continue reading

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