Gingerbread house

Now – the final of my one-post-per-day-till-Christmas session. I’ve been working on this on and off for the last few days. It’s the first time I’ve done it, and the kids helped. We did a pretty good job as far as I’m concerned, and I dare you to defy the family Walton. I was particularly disappointed…

White Christmas Fudge

This is the most basic of fudge, and has the added benefit of being egg-free. Like all my recipes it is very versatile – feel free to replace the flavours with your own. Ingredients 225g chocolate 100g sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup pistachios and dried cranberries (craisins) Instructions melt chocolate, stir…

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 milk chocolate 60ml cream dash…

No pain, no gain

I’ve always been more of a non-recipe cook. Don’t get me wrong – I love cookbooks, but after years of working in restaurants alongside chefs – some great, some mediocre, I have realized that once you develop some basic knowledge, and learn to trust your taste buds, anyone is capable of inventing a recipe (implementing…