Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Chocolate / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps

  This is one of the simplest treats I know how to make. Rich, dark and just-the-right-amount-of-bitterness chocolate is melted above gently simmering water and then spooned into whisper-thin rounds, dotted with sugared-hazelnuts, pistachios, rose turkish delight and sea salt. These little chocolate snaps are the perfect after-dinner sweet to end the night with.   … Continue reading

Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding
Almond Milk / Baking / Blood Orange / Cheap + Cheerful / Chocolate / Creme Fraiche / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Milk / Pistachio / Rye / Vegetarian

Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding

Whatever you do don’t throw out that loaf of days-old bread that’s sitting in your cupboard. This recipe makes a mature, crusty old hunk of bread the star of the show in a dish that is both dinner party worthy and won’t break the bank. Layers of chunky torn bits of sourdough rye are slathered … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs
Baking / Chocolate / Dessert / Eggs / Peanuts / Sweet / Vegetarian

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs

Forgive me waistline, but there is something about the sweet and salty combination of chocolate, caramel, and salted peanuts that some days I just can’t deny. If you are a regular reader of my recipes you might find this as a bit of departure from the usual light and healthy fare that features of Finger, … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries
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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries

Stripping back a traditional recipe and giving it a new a look, taste, and feel is something I particularly enjoy, not least this simple and elegant tart, which took me a number of weeks and over 10 blocks of premium dark chocolate to get just right. This is not like your typical chocolate truffle tart … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
Almonds / Baking / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Cacao / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Lunch / Milk / Orange / pumpkin / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Walnuts / Wholemeal Flour

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves

These little buttermilk loaves are pumpkin-spiced and riddled with walnuts, pumpkin kernels, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs. All natural and relatively healthy, they are sweetened with mashed roasted pumpkin and applesauce, and given warmth and earthiness from a mixture of cinnamon and clove. Topped with a simple cream cheese and orange icing and a scattering of … Continue reading

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Chocolate / Eggs / Ginger / Lunch / Milk / Sweet / Vanilla / Yeast

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts

Sometimes in life there are moments when a sweet little ring of dough, puffed to light and airy perfection and drizzled with a glaze, or dusted with a simple cinnamon sugar, is just what you need. This is by no means an everyday recipe but one that is made lighter by baking instead of frying. … Continue reading

Kate’s Crème Egg – Salted Chocolate Fondant with Crème Filling + Flaming Cognac
Arrowroot / Baking / Chocolate / Eggs / Sweet / White Chocolate

Kate’s Crème Egg – Salted Chocolate Fondant with Crème Filling + Flaming Cognac

Who says you can’t take something that’s a little old hat and make it fabulously exciting and fresh again? Cadbury Crème Egg. Delicious as it is… tooth-tinglingly sweet, soft and gooey, wrapped in shiny coloured foil and conveniently picked up as you wait in line at the supermarket check out. Without wanting to take anything … Continue reading

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies
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Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies

I don’t think much needs to be said here. Big gooey chunks of dark chocolate, soft vanilla salt-flecked dough, rolled into rounds and baked in the oven for less time than it takes to fiddle around trying to open a packet of biscuits from the shops. I’m not a big-time cookie lover, rarely do I … Continue reading

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart
Arrowroot / Baking / Basil / Blood Orange / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Chocolate / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Maple Syrup / Milk / Orange / Sweet / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart

My Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart is an ode to all things fresh, lovely and carefree. Seeing a pyramid of deep red, shiny-skinned blood oranges at the market the other day I couldn’t help but swoon. The smell, the texture, the colour – it was pure sensory overload and I had to, I just had … Continue reading

Baked Silken Chocolate Jam-Jar Cheesecakes with Vanilla Spiked Yoghurt + Candied Orange
Almonds / Arrowroot / Baking / Brazil Nuts / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Chocolate / Maple Syrup / Orange / Sweet / Tofu / Vanilla / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Baked Silken Chocolate Jam-Jar Cheesecakes with Vanilla Spiked Yoghurt + Candied Orange

Charming little individual chocolate cheesecake jam-jars made with all-natural ingredients and are completely butter-free, egg-free, and refined white sugar-free. Each jar is layered with a maple-sweetened brazil nut base, a beautiful light and silky chocolate ‘cheesecake’ filling featuring silken tofu, dark organic chocolate, orange zest, and almond butter, and topped with vanilla-spiked yoghurt. Garnished with … Continue reading

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice
Almonds / Baking / Buckwheat Flour / Cherries / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice

I found happiness in a paper bag today – a paper bag full to the brim with seductively sweet, juicy cherries from my favourite fruit man, Joe. They were glossy and deep red in colour, and bursting with flavour. With what was left of the bag-full when I got home – hey, I’m only human … Continue reading