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chocolate

Ingredient

Home-made Nutella

June 1, 2015

Nutella

Chocolate hazelnut nut spread (otherwise known as Nutella®) is one of the most popular spreads there is. There is something about that combination of creamy chocolate and nuts that makes you just want to eat it straight out of the jar. I’m a big Nutella fan, and I wanted to try and make my own home-made version to see if it tasted any better. The good news is that it is surprisingly easy to make. All it takes is some good quality chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, hazelnut oil, cocoa, and a little powdered sugar. Continue Reading…

Cake

Chocolate Mocha Buckwheat Cake

May 20, 2015

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Our new kitchen is almost ready, and I am so excited to start cooking again. In the three weeks we were without a kitchen, it was actually the simple things I missed most – fresh coffee, the smell of home-made bread, and being able to make an omelet! Now, that I am back though I have a huge list of new and crazy recipes I want to try. Meanwhile this week’s recipe is an oldie taken from my gluten free eBook. It’s a deliciously moist flourless chocolate cake, which is probably my favorite chocolate cake in the world (and I’m including chocolate cakes with flour in this list). Continue Reading…

Cake

Present Cakes

February 6, 2015

Present Cakes stasty.com

February rolls around once again, and marks my four year blogiversary.  Every year I like to celebrate the fact that Stasty.com is still alive and cooking ;) with a special cake to mark the occasion. Continue Reading…

Treats

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

February 2, 2015

Chocolate Biscuit Cake stasty.comChocolate biscuit cake is a popular home-made cookie bar in Ireland. It’s similar to rocky road, and the ingredients are very much to taste. Chocolate biscuit cake is so popular in Ireland that people often choose it as their wedding cake, with tiers of chocolate biscuit cake covered with white fondant icing.

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Treats

Indulgent Hot Chocolate

December 20, 2014

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It’s the time of year for hot drinks and indulgent treats. If I am pushed for time, some Cadburys cocoa powder and hot milk will suffice. But, if I have a little more time to spare hot chocolate, made with real chocolate and a little whiskey is a real treat. Continue Reading…

Treats

Chocolate Brownie Pies

December 13, 2014

Christmas Brownie Pies

I sometimes find it hard to believe that I have been living here in Seattle for over 2 years! I think I have assimilated well. I probably speak more like an American-when I go to the grocery store, I say cart instead of trolley for one!  I celebrate American holidays, and have forgotten all about those countless European bank holidays ;) I eat American – now that I know where to find all the great local produce, there is little I miss – with exception of Irish cheese and dairy. Continue Reading…