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

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
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut Milk / Creme Fraiche / Eggs

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

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
Baking / Breakfast / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

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

Salted Almond Milk Caramel Brownies
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Cashews / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Coconut / Coconut Flour / Honey / Sweet / Wholegrains

Salted Almond Milk Caramel Brownies

Made using a blend of flours and nut meals, organic dark chocolate and homemade almond milk caramel, this is a naughty but nice, caramel-packed, crusty-edged, chocolate brownie. There is quite a bit of natural cane sugar in this recipe, but hey… we all need a little sweetening up now and again, right? ½ cup natural … Continue reading

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake
Avocado / Baking / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Honey / Milk / Rhubarb / Sweet / Walnuts

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake

Natasha Mason is one of those incredibly talented, positive and enthusiastic people I feel lucky to know. It has been a few years since she was yelling stroke numbers from the riverbank as I pulled the oars through the water but I’m happy to say she is still cheering me on. She’s an inspired cook … Continue reading

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Hazelnut Praline + Honeycomb Shards
Baking / Chocolate / Hazelnuts / Sweet

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Hazelnut Praline + Honeycomb Shards

There are no words. Just chocolate. Enjoy. Chocolate short crust pastry – I used a good quality store bought pastry Ganache: 160ml pouring cream – organic if possible 200gm dark chocolate, finely chopped – I used 75% cocoa solids ¼ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt Chocolate and Hazelnut Filling: 150gm hazelnuts, roasted 170g muscavado sugar … Continue reading