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black forest chocolate fondant

lately I’ve been loving experimenting with interesting flavours and fillings and inserting it into the centre of the classic chocolate fondant. It really adds that extra excitement and surprise when that dark chocolate sauce starts oozing out. I’ve only really made two variations so far – Amarula chocolate fondant and now the Black forest chocolate […]

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Amarula Chocolate Fondant

I was with my husband enjoying one of my most favourite desserts, chocolate fondant, when my phone beeped with an email asking if I would like to participate in an Amarula gifting competition. I quickly skimmed over the email and I immediately new exactly what I was going to create. The challenge from Amarula was: […]

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A Squeeze of Citrus

Crush 33 is finally out and I was asked to become inspired by our beloved citrus family, and develop 4 recipes using these gorgeous vitamin C packed fruits. First up was the Lemon macaroon filled with a tangy lemon curd. I really love this recipe as its super easy and doesn’t require any sugar syrup […]

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Soured Apricot and Almond Tart

When I was working in the South of France I was obsessed with the variety of freshly baked goods on offer in the boulangeries and made it my mission to taste as many delectable pastries, breads and cakes as I could. It was in Ville Franche when I stumbled upon a quaint boulangerie and ordered the […]

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

Looking for a super quick and easy, fool-proof, double chocolate gooey-ness and toasted nuttiness piece of heaven? Then look no further. A winner in my books especially when served warm with a double dollop of Mascarpone. Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Makes 1 tart 200g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Nomu Decadent Hot Chocolate) […]

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Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is by far the easiest biscuit recipe in the world to make. Easy to make and easy to remember. All you need is 1 cup sugar, 2 cups butter, 3 cups flour. Or… 100g sugar, 200g butter, 300g flour. You can then add whatever flavours you desire, like Vanilla seeds, orange zest, lemon zest […]

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colour-swirl meringues

Meringues are probably one of the easiest desserts to make and yet Im sure the majority of people still end up buying them. Shop bought meringues are nothing compared to home-made ones and quite frankly I  find them far too “tooth-achingly”  sweet! Find my super quick and easy meringue recipe below and serve them with […]

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Chocolate Almond Beetroot Cake

I made this cake a little while ago when having to develop a recipe using beetroot for Crush Online magazine. I wasn’t entirely convinced about this recipe or if I particularly  liked the earthiness from the beetroot, but once Ash tried some (and almost devoured the entire cake), I changed my mind. He loved the […]

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