Tag: chocolate

Chocolate chip hot cross buns

Four chocolate chip hot cross buns

Welcome to part two of my hot cross bun Easter super-special! Part one was traditional hot cross buns if that’s what you’re after.

I’ve been surprised to learn since my first post that hot cross buns are somewhat local to the UK, Australia and NZ. So, for my lovely American readers, these are an Easter bun (historically Christian – hence the cross) traditionally eaten hot or toasted during Easter. (more…)

Double chocolate lamingtons

Double chocolate lamingtons

Here is a blog post Lord Lamington himself could get behind! Seriously. There was such a guy. And you guessed it, this chocolate covered sponge cake rolled in coconut is named after his lordship.

Double chocolate lamingtons

Lord Lammo, as I shall affectionately refer to him (for all Australians take proper words and then add an ‘o’ to the end, as in the case of lamington to lammo), was Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901.

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Cherry, chocolate, cornflake and coconut cookies (the everything cookie)

Cherry, chocolate, cornflake and coconut cookies with a bite taken out of it.

These are unmistakably homemade cookies. They’ve got that chunkiness to them, and randomness of ingredients like cornflakes and cherries, that no mass producing cookie company would ever market.

Coconut, chocolate, cherries and cornflakes on a table (more…)

Rich raspberry brownie

Two slices of raspberry brownie close up

When I say rich raspberry brownie, I really, really mean rich. This is the stuff heart attacks and sugar crashes are made of.

It’s one of the best recipes I’ve come across for simplicity, and a simultaneous crowd pleasing factor. (more…)

Rocky road (perfect for Christmas)

Rocky road

In part two of the uh-oh-it’s-Christmas-how-the-feck-did-that-happen posts, here’s some Rocky Road.

Marshmallows, coconut, Turkish delight, nuts cherries, chocolate… all these things are easy to find in the supermarket. And it’s a forgiving recipe, just swap out what you can’t eat or don’t want. (more…)