Post Tagged with: "chocolate"

gluten free, Recipes

Mocha meringue torte with hazelnut crumble

Mocha meringue torte with hazelnut crumble

This one came to be because it was a friend’s birthday. Not just any friend, but another food blogger. Not just any food blogger, but a food blogger who has been to Paris to study Cordon Bleu cookery (Francine’s blog is here). I stupidly suggested I’d make a cake, and […]

February 3, 2013 ×

gluten free, Recipes

Gluten Free, Dairy Free cupcakes – as easy as 1, 2, 3

Gluten Free, Dairy Free cupcakes – as easy as 1, 2, 3

It’s amazing where your best recipes come from. This was my son’s maths homework. His male, non-cooking teacher sent home a recipe that was to be used to practice multiplication. He sent home the ingredients for 6 cupcakes, and asked students to make him 12 or 18 at a time. […]

November 20, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Gluten free, Dairy Free Oreos

Gluten free, Dairy Free Oreos

Did you know that standard Oreos are dairy free? That means the basic recipe is very easy to adjust to also make it gluten free. My kids discovered Oreos during a minor lapse of dietry judgement on holidays, and to stop the tears at the emd of the trip, I […]

July 4, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Eating up Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

I miss sugar. I’ve left it like an alcoholic leaves a drink. Precariously, I walk this sugar-free tightrope between poisoned pleasure and healthy pain, and every so often I fall. Arabia is obsessed with sugar. I see it every day in a multitude of disguises – each one more entrancing […]

February 14, 2012 ×

Recipes

Real Chocolate, Chocolate Cake

Real Chocolate, Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake without melted chocolate? That’s criminal. Here’s my simple recipe for real chocolate chocolate cake. Tried and true and featured in Gourmet Magazine, Middle East. Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 200g butter, softened 1 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup […]

January 23, 2012 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Soft Chocolate Truffles

Soft Chocolate Truffles

Yesterday I put up the recipe for my white chocolate truffles, and you may have realized that it is fairly flexible. This is a deviation, with whole hazelnuts, and without half a cup of dry ingredients stirred through, which makes the chocolate more like a fudge in texture. Ingredients: 250g […]

December 19, 2011 ×

Christmas, Recipes

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are the easiest sweets to make – the only cooking is melting chocolate, and they keep for a few weeks in the fridge. They’re perfect for gifts, and you get to lick the bowl after rolling them out! This recipe is easily adaptable – I make different variants every […]

December 18, 2011 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

  I make Christmas presents every year. I’ve found that, personally, if I really want something, I just go and buy it. If I can’t afford it, I learn to live without it, or I buy an inferior substitute. Nobody can choose a present better for me than I can […]

December 14, 2011 ×

Recipes

Lamingtons – the great Australian cheat

Lamingtons – the great Australian cheat

I’ve only been baking for a year or two. I used to think that making cakes is hard. I presume a conspiracy of the Australian CWA (Country Women’s Association) and other organization similar. They got into our heads that cakes had to be perfect, and perfect meant the way they […]

December 6, 2011 ×