Have leftover old banana’s? Don’t throw them out, mash them up and make tasty banana chocolate muffins. They are great for taking to work. You can easily double the recipe and freeze the leftovers to pull out each day for work.
Peanut Butter Cookies
As previously mentioned peanut butter and chocolate are one of my fave combinations. If you are a fan of the deliciousness that is peanut butter you will love these cookies. They smell like traditional peanut cookies but they are so much more with their crunchy exterior, soft centre and large chunks of dark chocolate. These babies are a new discovery of mine and one I will be making regularly!
Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie
Cheesecake and brownie would have to be two of my favourites. This easy recipe combines the two and makes a great wee treat. Perfect for dessert and great served up with a dollop of natural yoghurt.
A Real Hot Chocolate
This is the ultimate winter comfort hot chocolate. It has real chocolate melted into it so you know its going to be delicious. It is great for those winter days when its hard to warm up or as an after dinner treat. Note it is quite rich, just the way I like it!
Caramelized Onion Muffins
Savoury muffins are excellent for getting rid of leftovers out of the fridge. I use a basic savoury muffin recipe then just add what ever ingredients I have in the fridge to it. For this recipe I have used some caramelized onion, spinach, blue cheese and feta and man are they good!
White Chocolate and Raspberry Slice
White chocolate and raspberry is a popular flavour match and loved by many. This slice is a little creation of mine that I made with some leftover ingredients. The use of freeze-dried raspberries adds a burst of flavour and jazz’s up a basic no bake slice. This recipe works well doubled if you have a few mouths to feed.
Mars Bar Slice
This is my take on a friend, Jaclyn’s, Mars Bar slice. It only requires 4 ingredients and can be whipped up in about 10 minutes. Great for those last minute guests or children’s birthday parties.
No one should ever waste ganache. Ganache makes the best chocolate truffles that you can then add any flavour too. Great for an after dinner treat!
I made this layered chocolate cake my friends birthday. I used my basic chocolate cake recipe that I have been making since I was kid then doubled it to make the layered cake pictured. I used 2 x 23cm tins and 2 x 28cm tins for the pictured cake. The usual cake recipe makes either 1 large 28cm cake or 2 x 23cm cakes.
Chocolate ganache is the ultimate chocolate icing for cakes. It is rich, smooth and velvety. It can also be used as the base to making amazing chocolate truffles.
Carrot cake is a favourite amongst friends and family and is always requested for birthday cakes. This cake is simple yet satisfying and best served with cream cheese icing. To make a double layer cake (pictured below) just times the recipe by 1.5 and use 2 x 23cm cake tins.
Chocolate Molten Puddings
These puddings look like little cakes but as soon as you break into them a delicious liquid chocolate filling oozes out. You can either turn them out onto small plates or leave them in a cute teacup to serve.
Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet is like a red chocolate sponge. It looks striking when you cut a slice with the different layers of white and red. There are lots of ways to decorate a red velvet cake depending on your theme.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
There is a little story behind these brownies. A great friend of mine, Izaak is reknown for his rich melt in your mouth brownies. I have been unable to twist his arm (yet) to get his version but this one is pretty close. It is rich, smooth and absolute heaven. You can opt to leave the chocolate chunks out if you wish, the brownie works either way.
Oaty Ginger Slice
This ginger slice recipe is a cross between a traditional ginger crunch and an ANZAC biscuit. It’s oaty base adds a little more texture and substance to a normal ginger slice.