Chocolate Mint Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache

Despite my best efforts ideas for desserts and sweet treats seem to come to me much more easily than ideas for sensible, healthy meals. I was recently inspired by Alter Eco’s ‘Dark Mint’ chocolate bar to create these minty-chocolate-delicious cupcakes. Sort of like mint choc chip icecream but in cake form and way more chocolatey. […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake

This gluten-free cake was inspired by Ferrero Rocher. For a few weeks I just couldn’t stop envisioning chocolate and hazelnuts mixed together in crunchy, creamy perfection, so in the end I gave in and made the cake. Funny thing is, the finished cake, though completely delicious, doesn’t remind you of Ferrero Rocher in any way. […]

Homemade Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are far and away the biggest non-religious Easter tradition in the UK. I’m not talking about dyeing or painting regular hen’s eggs, or even the small cream or caramel-filled chocolate eggs. I’m talking giant chocolate shells filled with candy of some kind, usually more chocolate. If they were real eggs they’d have to […]

Easiest Valentine Dessert Ever (Strawberry Nutella Galette)

When I say easy, I mean on a par with making toast. With fruit. It seems, to qualify as appropriate for Valentine’s day these days, something must be red or pink, heart-shaped, and involve chocolate or roses. Well, this dessert has 2 out of 3 and, with about 30 seconds extra effort, could easily hit […]

Chocolate Baileys & Apricot Amaretto Pavlovas

Ok this is my last sugary indulgence post for a really long time, I promise! I allowed my low-sugar rules to lapse completely between Thanksgiving and New Year so I could indulge in traditional cooking (and eating) over the holidays. I knew it was only temporary so I made sure I allowed myself all of […]

Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Cookies

Well it is Choctober so it’s the perfect excuse to make something chocolatey and delicious. The chocolate and raspberry combo has always been a weakness of mine so, as soon as I started experimenting with fruit-based cookies (and remind me to share my recipe for orange chocolate chip cookies!), I knew this recipe had to […]