Tag: food

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…)

Christmas thumbprint cookies

Christmas thumprint cookies

Christmas huh. How did that happen? If you, like me, have found it’s suddenly the latter half of December and you haven’t done a thing…read on friend. I’m here to help.

Over the next week I’m throwing together baking with love some gifts for friends and family. Um, if you think you are one of those friends or family who will be getting these gifts maybe you should stop reading. Otherwise, here are some easy, cheap and super tasty gifts. (more…)

Part 3 – Chocolate mud cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting

Chocolate mud cupcake

This is the last of the three part cupcake series. And I have saved the best for last – amazingly dense and rich chocolate mud cake, and the best chocolate buttercream frosting I’ve ever used for piping.

part 3 - chocolate mud cupcakes with chocoalte buttercream frosting
There are some important things we need to cover here, so I’m going to be all business today. (more…)

Mocha double chocolate cookies

Mocha double chocolate cookies in a tin

I need to talk to you about putting coffee in double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies.

And, well, this is important.

Single mocha double chocolate cookie
no kitty, I’m not sharing

Did you know that adding coffee to chocolate baked goods actually intensifies the chocolate flavour?

And, did you know that coffee releases adrenaline and bumps up your dopamine levels?

And that chocolate contains a unique natural substance that creates a sense of euphoria?

I’m trying to figure out why I can’t stop eating them. (more…)

Jam thumbprint cookies

Jam thumprint cookies on a tray

These seem to be the cookies of people’s childhoods. Whether out of the packet or made my mum, people remember these.

They also seem to go by a few names, like Jam drops or Jam cookies. That’s OK. Call them what you like, they’re lovely buttery shortbread cookies,with a soft jam centre.

Jam thumbprint cookies with a cup of tea

I’d been meaning to make these for awhile but had it in my head that they’d be tricky. They’re not. (more…)