Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Devilish Oreo Crust Double Chocolate and Lime Dessert Cake

Over the weekend I had a few of my cousins over for dinner and a chilled out evening, it had been a while since we had done this and the evening turned out to be pleasant. The food menu had been planned in advance so when it came to dessert the delicious White chocolate, Orange… Continue reading Devilish Oreo Crust Double Chocolate and Lime Dessert Cake

Chocolate · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Chocolate Nut and Berry Clusters with a hint of Lime

With Christmas only 6 weeks away and stores filled with beautiful Christmas foods, decoration and scents it has really started to feel like the festive season. At this time of the year home made gifts make wonderful gifts for family and friends. For the past few years all of my home made gift hampers have been welcomed by all… Continue reading Chocolate Nut and Berry Clusters with a hint of Lime

Chocolate · East meets West Fusion · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Chocolate Mukhwas Medallions

Mukhwas is a colourful mix of coconut, fennel seeds, sesame seeds, corriander, sweet spice and oils mainly peppermint that is eaten after a meal to aid digestion and freshen breath. The first time I tried this mukhwas and chocolate mix was back in 2010 in Africa. Since I left Kenya in 1992 there was no reason for… Continue reading Chocolate Mukhwas Medallions

Baking · Chocolate · Eggless · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Diwali Delicacies: Badam,Pista Chocolate Palmiers

Now that our nine days of Navratri is over, we have the sparkling festival of lights Diwali to look forward to. All those who celebrate this joyous festival will now have preparations in full swing from making mountains of sweets and savouries to adorning their homes with colours,rangoli patterns and lights. Diwali is only two weeks… Continue reading Diwali Delicacies: Badam,Pista Chocolate Palmiers

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Candied Ginger and Orange Bundt Cake with Saffron Chocolate Ganache

Wow the title is long but hey that’s what this cake is all about. As it’s National Baking week from 14-20th of October I’m literally going through my list of items in my personal recipe book. To be honest this wasn’t even on that list but I came across a big bag of candied ginger… Continue reading Candied Ginger and Orange Bundt Cake with Saffron Chocolate Ganache

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Chocalicious Pomegranate and Shrikhand Cupcakes

Shrikhand is a very popular pudding or dessert which accompanies an Indian meal. It is made with thick creamy curd, sugar and rich Saffron and Cardamom spice. What ever the occasion Shrikhand is enjoyed , been said that eating shrikhand after an Indian meal helps neutralise your palette but do you really need an excuse for eating shrikhand? I remember… Continue reading Chocalicious Pomegranate and Shrikhand Cupcakes

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Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf

In small quantities, dark chocolate ( min 70%) is full of goodness well compared to milk and white chocolate anyway. I’m sure I can safely say for majority of us we always use this reason to overcome our guilty indulgence when we bite into a chunk of dark chocolate. A couple of days ago I… Continue reading Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf