Everybody gets absolutely terrified when they even think about throwing together a little crème brulee. It’s up there with a soufflé as the epitome of domestic goddess-ness when cooking for friends. I suppose it’s one of those desserts that can really be a flop and you can end up with a bowl of scrambled egg [...]Read more...
This is a really simple chocolate cake that can be used for cupcakes too. It can just have a chocolate butter icing and jam in the middle if you aren’t feeling up to being creative. A good one to keep as a basic because once you get the hang of it, it is the easiest [...]Read more...
500g melted butter
4 cups castor sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup cocoa
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
750g chopped chocolate
250g chopped unsalted nuts like almonds, hazelnuts or pecan nuts(optional)
• Mix together the castor sugar, eggs, vanilla essence and melted butter until the sugar has dissolved.
• Add the flour, cocoa and salt and mix until a batter [...]
8 large croissants, sliced thickly 150 g good dark chocolate 100g slab dark chocolate, broken into pieces
75 g butter 425 ml whipping cream 4 tablespoons dark rum 110 g caster sugar good pinch cinnamon 3 large eggs
For the meringue:
3 egg white
180g castor sugar
• Butter the sides of a pyrex/lasagne dish.
• Place the 150g chocolate, whipping cream, [...]