Scrumdiddlyumptious Thick Hot Chocolate

This Hot Chocolate recipe is so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me it came straight from the Chocolate River in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. It’s positively scrumdiddlyumptious! For me, Hot Chocolate is a treat. So, ditch the powdered mix and make this splendiferous stuff instead. It would be an extra-special delight…

Christmas Cocoa Ice-Cream

I genuinely believe that if aliens ever visit our planet, the first thing we should do – is give them chocolate. I can’t think of any special relationship that would be better built on, than a bridge of chocolate. Let’s be honest, no-one is going to be declaring war with a mouth full of scrumptious…

Gingerbread Cake with Custard Frosting

There are so many delicious must-have sweet-treats and desserts floating around at Christmas time (mince pies, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, yule log…) that the classic Gingerbread Cake sometimes gets over-looked. Often, we opt to get our gingerbread fix from baking cookies instead, which ticks a lot of boxes for me. Yet sometimes, I want all…

Jamaican Ginger Cake

Sticky, spicy and utterly unctuous, this cake will certainly put a smile on your face. I’m a big fan of all kinds of ginger cake, be they fluffy and lightly spiced or dense and packed with a punch. This one is definitely the latter. It’ll bowl over the competition. In fact, it’ll probably move in,…

Honey & Almond Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

Did you know that in its entire lifetime a honey-bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey? Yet in one single hive over one year, 15 – 45 kilograms of honey is produced! It certainly underscores the phrase busy as a bee, doesn’t it? I don’t think bees need to worry about any other creatures…

Toblerone Brownies

When it comes to Brownies, you get so much bang for your buck! They’re super easy to prepare, and within an hour you can transform some very simple ingredients into a scrumptious treat. They are also incredibly versatile. You can mix up the chocolate, add in nuts or marshmallows or broken cookies. Fruit also goes…

Spiced Plum Chutney

It is the beginning of August. The temperature, a mean 36 degrees C. Most people in Zurich have battened down the hatches, their window-shutters clamped down in a vain attempt to preserve the cool air from the morning and fend away the beating afternoon sun. The rest have found solace in the lake, bobbing around…