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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake...

A devilishly dark chocolate cake with a secret ingredient..

Serves: 8 - 10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1 hour ​

Friday, 11 September 2015

Chocolate With Almonds..

Dark Chocolate And Almond Crunchy Raisins...

Makes 12

Monday, 31 August 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

Chocolate Pudding Day : Chocolate Puddle Pudding..

As today is Chocolate Pudding Day I though I would share this Chocolate Puddle Pudding recipe that Canned Food UK kindly sent me...

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Chocolate Fondue Day...

One of my favourite treats. Not just chocolate, melted chocolate. Perfect over fruit, biscuits and ice cream!! Yum Yum. Not only is it Chocolate fondue day it is World Nutella Day!! double yummy!! Here is some Chocolate Fondue recipes ideas I have posted over the years...

Off now to dream about chocolate!!


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Warm Magic Stars Cookies...

Warm cookies just have to be the best!?! Agree? We had these over the holidays and they tasted so yummy...

Makes : 14-16

You will need :
  • 100g Margarine 
  • 75g Dark brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup 
  • 175g Self raising flour 
  • 117g Magic stars 
  • 2 tbsp milk
Method :
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c {fan oven}. 
  • Grease 2 baking trays. 
  • Beat the margarine and sugar together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. 
  • With a wooden spoon stir in the syrup, flour, milk and Magic stars. 
  • Mix well. 
  • Spoon onto greased baking tray { makes around 14-16} 
  • Bake for around 8-10 minutes until golden. 
  • Flat down cookies once cooked with the back of a fish slice. 
  • Leave to cool slightly. 
  • Serve with a glass of milk, yummy..

Warm cookies are the best!!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

5 Christmas Log Ideas ...

We are planning to make a Christmas Chocolate log on Christmas eve. 

Ours will be Chocolate mix with a butter cream filling...

With lots of chocolate butter-cream coving it sprinkled with icing sugar.

Here is a few ideas...

All pictures click-able to recipes...


Friday, 7 November 2014

Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day..

With today being, Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day...

What a great day to make something with that left over dark chocolate I had sitting in the cupboard?

I made these before tea and even though no one is a big fan of dark chocolate as much as milk, they nearly all vanished.

Dark Chocolate And Almond Crunchy Raisins...

Makes 12

You will need ~
  • 150g good quality dark chocolate
  • 50g Almonds
  • 50g Jumbo raisins
  • 30g Cinnamon cereals 
  • Silicon mould {I used a cake pop mould}

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and simmer once boiling.
  2. In a heat proof bowl, break up the chocolate and place inside.
  3. Place the bowl in the pan over the simmering water and stir the chocolate until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove the bowl from pan and stir in the cereals and jumbo raisins.
  5. Place a spoonful in the mould.
  6. Add the almonds to the top of each.
  7. Wait for the chocolate to set.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests...

These are fun to make and decorate with small helpers. 

Perfect for a real tea time treat they can also be made into individual birthday cakes with the simple addition of a candle in the centre of each one.

Monday, 20 October 2014

White Chocolate And Raspberry Blondies...

Cuts into 12
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Chocolate And Raspberry Tart..

Impress your friends with this wonderfully moreish dessert...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Posh fridge cake...

The easiest cake you’ve ever made .. Incredibly quick to mix together but remember to leave plenty of time for the cake to set in the fridge or it will crumble as you cut it...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Strawberries And Sandcastles...

It just would not be summer without a trip to the seaside. Add just a hint of the beach by serving these bite sized British strawberries, dipped in dark glossy chocolate flavoured with just a hint of orange over a bed of crushed biscuit crumbs or press the mixture into mini buckets or dariole tins for a fun take on a sandcastle.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thorntons Easter Egg Review...

We all have a sweet tooth in our house and are big fans of yummy chocolate. Milk chocolate probably tops the wishlist, preferably Thorntons. We also all love running, so what nicer treat than chocolate after a good work out? fruit first of course!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Millionaire's Flapjacks...

We all love millionaires shortbread and especially anything with chocolate and yummy caramel in it.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween Chocolate Pots...

Kids will love these simple chocolate pots with spooky tombstone cookies for Halloween

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Chocolate Brownies : Childrens Party Cakes...

With 4 children its always like a party here, and that is just at dinner time. Today's guest post is how about trying some tasty Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies?
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