Chocolate Tartlets with Festive Spices

Made with store-cupboard ingredients, because I ALWAYS have chocolate and biscuits within arms-reach… (what self-respecting human-being doesn’t?!) This recipe is perfect for easy-entertaining. To make 4 tartlets, you need 120g of chocolate. Choose your favourite, of which you’ll have to buy 200g – so that you can eat the remaining 80g of chocolate while you…

Baked Camembert with Honey & Blackberries

Whoever first thought of baking an entire cheese wheel until it’s all melty and dunkable was a GENIUS! The box itself was concocted in 1890 by engineer, M. Ridel, who wanted a way to transport the cheese over long distances. But then someone thought: ‘wait a sec… that box is a PERFECT little receptacle for…

Chocolate, Chilli & Clotted Cream Truffles

“Truffle, truffle, toil and trouble, Chocolate melt, and boil and bubble, Drop of cream, and dash of spice, Make your chocolate truffles nice. Mix them, stir them, roll them, chill, Lick the chocolate that you spill. Seal them like a prized love letter, Garnish with some cayenne pepper.” – The three witches from Macbeth (after…

Chocolate Scones

Every time the mention of scones pops up in literature, it makes me smile (and my tummy rumble). Remember those mouthwatering ones that Enid Blyton’s Famous Five devoured, all “running with butter”? Or perhaps you recall the dwarves demolishing rounds of scones during an ‘unexpected party’ at Bilbo Baggins’ house in The Hobbit? Or maybe…

Chocolate & Blackberry Spread

This recipe is inspired by the gloriumptious world of Roald Dahl. Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon exploring Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory? I’m fairly sure that he is responsible for the fact that chocolate is always on my brain! Ideally, this chocolate spread should be mixed by waterfall, but if you haven’t found…

Fig, Apple & Pear Chutney

This is hands-down my favourite Christmas chutney. If you’re going to make one chutney this year, make this one! My WONDEFULLY WARM-HEARTED FRIENDS at Under the Christmas Tree kindly published this recipe on their holly-jolly website. If you love Christmas, then Under the Christmas Tree is the place for you! It’s a wonderland of good-tidings, comfort…

Mint Choc Chip Marshmallows

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory had “EATABLE MARSHMALLOW PILLOWS”. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? I’d like to think that this little recipe might nudge through the factory doors during the Christmas season. It seems only fair that the factory-pillows get a festive upgrade. And what’s more festive than beautiful mint and dark chocolate. A little tip, though:…