Tag Archives: Chocolate

Chilli Hot Chocolate: Adding a little whimsy to your life

  Sheldon:   For the record, I only drink hot chocolate       in months with an R in them. Howard:   Why? Sheldon:   What’s life without whimsy?  From: The Big Bang Theory; Series 3, Episode 23 – The … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Crunch Torte with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries

I always enjoy making birthday cakes for family and friends. It’s a process that begins by searching for something that’s impressive enough – which of course is likely to involve buying a new recipe book – and continues by having … Continue reading

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Ganache Tarts Served Two Ways

Since baking a chocolate ginger cake following a recipe torn from a magazine, I’ve become a huge fan of Lily Vanilli – the self-taught East London baker (actually Lily Jones) with a natural talent that is matched only by her … Continue reading

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Pure Indulgence: Chocolate Ginger Cake

I tore the recipe for this cake from a magazine a few months ago and although I’ve been tempted to bake it a number of times, I just haven’t got round to it. Until now. When, for no particular reason, … Continue reading

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