Right from the off on this blog, I knew that I not only wanted to feature recipes which I had found, but also ones from like-minded food lovers. The recipes have to tickle my tastebuds but, for me, sharing ideas is what it’s all about and what fuels my passion for writing this blog. First up is a recipe from Cherlouise, a friend from my college days, and I have to say, her berry muffins look a pretty good (as it were)!
One thing that makes me very happy is when I find a low fat dessert that doesn’t taste like you are missing out… and this my fellow foodies is one such recipe! Fruity, light, and cakey with a delicious creamy ‘underbelly’ is definitely a winning combination in my book. These individual pots are easy to put together once you have all the ingredients measured out and can even be made in advance.
I have a recipe for scones that uses buttermilk that I have always found pretty foolproof. The buttermilk makes the scones really moist and light, so I was really interested to see how it would work with a bigger cake. I found a recipe for raspberry buttermilk cake on an American website and decided to use it as the basis for my ‘Clandestine Cake Club’ entry.
When I first made these little chocolates for a New Year’s Eve party when we were living in Tunbridge Wells, little did I think that they were going to become my most talked about culinary offering. Now referred to simply as ‘Twuffles’, I have made these countless times and have made a few adjustments to the original method along the way. Finish the truffles off by rolling them in cocoa, icing sugar, crushed pistachios, chopped hazelnuts, coconut or what ever you fancy. A mixture of coatings looks great if you are giving them as a present
So what’s a girl to do when she is experiencing an ‘all-mighty’ chocolate craving and the supermarkets are all shut… Answer: make the one dish that is only attempted by mad-men and Masterchef hopefuls. Yep, you’ve guessed it – the chocolate fondant!
Chocolate fondant is one of those things, like souffle, that I have always been too scared to even attempt. Watching the culinary disasters of those good enough to get in front of ‘John and Greg’ has not exactly had me rushing to grab the cocoa powder…until today. After discovering that I actually had all the necessary ingredients in the cupboard, there was no way that the chocolate ooziness could be wiped from my brain. I was on a mission! Read more…