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Chocolate and caramel fudge cake

You know you’ve come up with a winning recipe when your brother sends you this message and tells you that he’s just polished off his third slice! But really I can’t blame him for having thirds of this rich, delicious,… Continue Reading →

Raspberry creme drip cake

If a party without cake is just a meeting then serving up this really would make it a celebration! I’ve made this cake a couple of times now and it’s always very well received, it looks impressive before you’ve even… Continue Reading →

MALTED MILK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Chocolate truffles are ludicrously easy to make and taste so much better than shop bought chocs. These ones do take a bit more time from start to finish than the usual recipes, although for a lot of the time they… Continue Reading →

RASPBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE TARTS

White chocolate and raspberry are the best of buddies. I often find white chocolate to be too sweet, almost sickly, but the sharpness of the raspberry in these really reigns it back in and stops it from getting out of… Continue Reading →

DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

This was a total experiment that came about when I needed a cake to take along to something but had just used up the last of my eggs. It’s alarmingly difficult to find free range eggs here (cage free is… Continue Reading →

WHISKY GALORES

I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve made chocolate truffles. They tend to be my home-made gift of choice. I really wanted to have a go at making something with a softer, creamier, liquid filling. Something perhaps… Continue Reading →

SPICED CHOCOLATE CAKE

Mr Colonial Cravings has requested a cake. He often does. This one is for an afternoon of seasonal festivities at work so who am I to deny him? I’ve decided to stay away from exclusively British treats and go for… Continue Reading →

COFFEE AND CARDOMON CHOCOLATE POTS

Why have I only just discovered the wonder that is the combination of coffee, cardamom and chocolate? I tried some 70% cocoa chocolate the other day that was flavoured with these two and it was sublime. I have had chocolate with… Continue Reading →

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