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Chocolate Orange Tartlets

November 10, 2015

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So far we’ve a had a very mild autumn, but in the last few days there has been a bitter cold chill in the air. Like most people, I am not a fan of frosty mornings and dark evenings,  but I love the chance to sit by a roaring fire and indulge in hot chocolate and buttery treats. These chocolate and orange tarts are just the type of treat that can make any day seem brighter. Continue Reading…


Chocolate Pavlova with Cherries and Orange

July 13, 2015


Pavlova is one of those desserts that can be whipped up in minutes, yet always tastes like you slaved over it all day. I love them for that very reason, plus eggs are available year round and you can vary the topping with fresh seasonal fruits. I feel like this summer is flying by so speedy desserts like this are just what I need. Continue Reading…


Home-made Nutella

June 1, 2015


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…


Chocolate Mocha Buckwheat Cake

May 20, 2015


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…


Present Cakes

February 6, 2015

Present Cakes

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


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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