Tag Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate courgette cake

This cake is out of Julia Le Clerc’s Made by Hand, a great cookbook I am slowly making my way through. The recipes are healthier than general baking, less use of butter and more gluten free options. Today I did … Continue reading

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Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding (Microwave)

This is an easy peasy recipe that you can whip up in the microwave. Tasty, treaty and chocolately – it hits the spot! Pudding ingredients 1 c self raising flour 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp cocoa … Continue reading

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Chocolate brownie

Ingredients 200g butter 125g or more chocolate ½ cocoa 1 cup brown, 1 cup caster 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour salt Walnuts (optional) Method Melt butter, chocolate and cocoa over slow heat. Do not boil. Cool. Add … Continue reading

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Beetroot Brownie

This recipe is taken from Hugh’s River Cottage book and one I love to bring out when the beetroots are in season. Best made with beetroot from the garden that has been cooked, pealed and grated. Its absolutely decadent and … Continue reading

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Forgotten cookies

Recipe coming soon…

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Paprika Chocolate Mousse

This is my mother-in-law’s simple chocolate mousse recipe, with the addition of a little sweet smoked paprika. The optional paprika adds an extra layer of depth to the taste, and does not need to overpower the chocolate. Adding the spice, … Continue reading

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Cake decorating

This year I challenged myself to bake and decorate my own wedding cake. To help me on this quest, I signed up for two courses at Milly’s Kitchen in Parnell, Auckland. Milly’s run the Wilton Cake Decorating courses. I did … Continue reading

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