Chocolate and lemon terrine

I so wish I had taken better pictures of this dessert before it was finished! I served it up to friends for Sunday lunch and it was a BIG success- so easy to prepare in advance, pop into freezer and sit back for compliments! Lemon and chocolate isn't a flavour combination which comes to the…

Chocolate Praline Tart – Thermomix magic!

I have featured the totally addictive recipes from I love chocolate, I love Thermomix previously, and this one is raises the bar. It combines a Thermomix praline with chocolate to make a heavenly match for a sable pastry case. I have adapted the recipe and omitted the sponge and syrup layer. If you are anything…

What’s more American then cherry pie?

Pitting cherries is a chore- right? Wrong! Especially when the result is cherry pie and the sweet cherries are so cheap as to be a give away. I hate to pay nearly 50p for a (0ne!) lemon when I am back home in guernsey and know I have left trees groaning with lemons double the…

Four looks- one cake

On my previous post I was making excuses for having a cake pan selection which might bring out the green-eyed monster in Williams Sonoma, so I have to show you my latest addition and trust me I think you are going to love it. I love everything about the Nordic brand of bakeware- everything, except…

Crème Pâtissière

Owning a Thermomix is a joy every day of the week but there are some things which you know your non-thermie friends slave over and often fail to produce satisfactorily. One of these is crème Pâtissière . With a Thermomix you chuck all the ingredients into the bowl set the heat 90° and timer to…

Rich chocolate mousse

More chocoholic therapy from the Thermomix book I Love Chocolate. I will alter this recipe next time I make it as it was a bit too dense for my liking- taste was Devine but I like the mousse to be, well, a lot more feather light. I also experimented with chocolate transfer sheets I have…

Spiced Pear and chocolate tart

Another beauty from the I love chocolate, I love Thermomix book. This was one of my desserts for a dinner party last week and one of the lovely things about writing a food blog is that I can say 'look on the blog' when asked by a guest for the recipe. One of my friends…

Bread and butter pudding – valentine style

This is the best bread and butter pudding you will ever taste- guaranteed! Even if you think you don't like B&B pudding, you will love this. I usually serve this as a tower for dinner parties and do something clever with a purée, so as valentine's day was approaching I used my heart shaped cutter….

The best cheesecake EVER

The 'best cheesecake ever!' – quite a claim, but as someone who has made many a cheesecake over the years this is my claim for this recipe based on one from Allysa Torey in At Home with Magnlia bakery.