Molten chocolate dessert

While I annoyed with myself at not snapping the oozing pistachio filling coming out of these little beauties I must still post the product and the recipe. This was one of my dinner party dessert at the weekend and because the preparation had to happen after the main course, a camera was honestly the last…

Bûche de Noël

Some Buche de noel recipes have 7 stages and lists of ogre diets as long as your arm. I am not knocking them out of court ( I have been known to make Swedish princess cake more than twice!) but at Christmas sometimes you just want an impressive looking buffet centre pice which hasn't taken…

Salted caramel tarts

Some food photographs need few, if any, words of explanation. Mention salted caramel and you have my attention. This tart is so easy to bake ahead and impress your guests, but, a word of caution, it is probably a good idea to bake in you smallest tart tins- they are VERY rich. This was my…

Chocolate rum cake

Followers of my travel blog will know I was in Barbados last week, so I have to bring my baking blog a totally decadent chocolate cake drenched in spiced rum – that got your attention! I picked up the cookbook entitled Just add Rum by Angela Spenceley at the airport and had to have it….

Apple cake

I have been putting my new thermomix5 through its paces for three days now and have put any thought that it might be gimmeky to rest. The digital cookbook, the quieter motor, the increased capacity, the more reliable scale, the less demanding 'I'm finished!' tone are all a reality and make a difference. I loved…

Orange Chocolate ganache tarts

I can't let chocolate week 2014 pass without a chocolate post and this is one of the most delicious tarts ever! The chocolate pastry is taken from the Thermomix book I love chocolate. You can of course make it in a food processor or by hand. This quantity made 9 individual tarts. I love my…