There are so many variants of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes out there that you ‘d be hard pressed not to find one that suits your own personal cookie preference. For me, as long as they are exactly like (or very similar to) the ones you get at Subway, then I know that I am on […]Read more "Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe"
I made this cake for my sister’s surprise 30th this weekend. The fact that the surprise had a rustic / chic’ theme really helped with the way the final cake turned out. As you can probably guess, her favourite colour is in fact PINK – so pink roses it was. The fact that we were in a […]Read more "Chocolate Birthday Cake"
When I get inspired to cook something I usually go all out, both in effort and in the buying of ingredients. I will shop around for each individual ingredient and duly purchase everything I need for that recipe if I don’t (or don’t think) I have it/them at home. Usually it’s because our pantry is […]Read more "Leftover Chocolate Bit Cookies"
Recently I made a black forest cake called ‘Cosmos’. The cake was moist and the mirror glazing looked great – so I though I’d make another version. Here is No.2. I wanted it to look slightly menacing so I made chocolate shards to go on the outside and extend above the cake surface.Read more "‘Cosmos’ – No.2 – Black Forest Cake"
I call this chocolate cake ‘Cosmos’ – mainly because of the way the gold lustre dust reminds me of an exploding supernova and the dark mirror glaze being the great expanse of universe around it. I also love whimsy which explains the random Glacé Cherries dotted over the place with dark chocolate halos.Read more "‘Cosmos’ Chocolate Cake"
This is a dark chocolate & raspberry mousse cake. The raspberry component is the jelly on top. The outer shell was made using sheets of cellulose acetate smeared with melted chocolate. It was then placed in the fridge to solidify, making a shell in which to hold the mousse. Chocolate & Raspberry – Classic!Read more "Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse Cake"
This may or may not be a familiar scene to you. You start off with a recipe that requires melting chocolate over a Bain-Marie. It asks you to add a liquid, either before you start the melting process or after. It melts perfectly at the beginning, just like this below – smooth, shiny & easy […]Read more "How to fix ruined, melted chocolate"