Archive of ‘Chocolate’ category

Chocolate crackle slice with caramel and sea salt

Chocolate crackle slice with caramel and sea salt sliced up in squares

When I started making this slice I initially just wanted to make a chocolate crackle slice. And then I thought – this needs caramel! So I did.

But then I thought – this needs salt! But how? Let’s add another chocolate layer and salt that! So I did.

Chocolate crackle slice, sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate

Sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate.

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Shortbread slice – three ways (chocolate icing, passionfruit icing, jaffa style)

Traditional scottish shortbread slice

This buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your mouth slice is a favourite in my family. This like the traditional scottish shortbread sold in pretty tins at Christmas time. In fact, I often make this as a Christmas gift.

The custard powder in the ingredients is the real secret. Sure, it’s not “traditional”. But traditional shortbread in the 16th century only had three ingredients (sugar, butter and oatmeal), and back in the 16th century they also believed that bread would not rise if there was a corpse (as in dead body) in the vicinity. And I mean, how did they even judge that? So, it’s time we all modernised a bit. (more…)

Cheeky chia dark chocolate muffins

Four chocolate chia muffins

I’m all about the hippy hipster healthy food at the moment. Here are three important things to know about chia seeds:

1. They’re oh-so-healthy
They’re made up of protein, fat and dietary fibre. Plus there’s a heap of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous.

2. They’re grown in Australia.
Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi! (more…)

Double chocolate scones

Double chocolate scones

This week I came on to Clever Muffin, clicked on Recipe Index and was puzzled when I couldn’t find this recipe. This recipe, as in the one I’m currently writing, which I’m going to go out and say is game-changing for me. I have an obsession with Bakers Delights baked goods, and when I manage to successfully re-create them it’s a big moment in my life.

But this only helps if I remember to put them on the blog for easy baking access. Especially if I’ve altered the recipe at all. (more…)