Peanut butter, bacon and dark chocolate cookies and chocolate whoopie pies: gluten free goodness

Now that’s a blog title I never thought I’d write! The cookies were polarizing. I mean. Come on. Peanut butter, bacon and dark chocolate?? A little bit greasy, but the flavours were fabulous. They were made for craft night a few weeks ago. Rory devoured the leftovers. I might have helped a little bit too.Continue reading “Peanut butter, bacon and dark chocolate cookies and chocolate whoopie pies: gluten free goodness”

Christmas dresses for my nieces

When I said the blog would return to garment sewing, I didn’t say that all my Christmas sewing was over! Reindeer Retro Dress Before the final fitting (after which, the hem went up about 10 cm) Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2011-101 I’ve made this pattern before, for Felicity. One of the 13 year old nieces likes retroContinue reading “Christmas dresses for my nieces”

Fabric sale coming up: you need a chocolate cup cake!

“Real” red velvet chocolate cake. Celebrity chef recipe. Beetroot. Dark Chocolate. Cream cheese icing. Resistance was futile! These were made with Poh Ling Yeow’s recipe from her new cookbook Same Same But Different. Poh made hers as a 20 cm cake, with the cream cheese icing in the middle and chocolate ganache on the sidesContinue reading “Fabric sale coming up: you need a chocolate cup cake!”

Winter comfort food

Let’s start with dessert Chocolate cake I think you know what my priorities are. Yes. Chocolate is one of them. It’s a vegetable with lots of antioxidants. What’s that you say? Something about fat and sugar? Surely not! This is the second time I’ve made this cake. First time was for craft night and exactlyContinue reading “Winter comfort food”

Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream

This is why elastic waists were invented. Chocolate Mousse cake 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon (T) golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 4 eggs 1 T caster sugar 1 T plain flour, sifted Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a 20cm round spring-form cake pan. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowlContinue reading “Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream”

Chewy choc chip cookies

These biscuits (cookies for you north Americans) are just right with a coffee for Mothers day. And they are even better when your daughter makes them for you! Ingredients 2 cups plain (all purpose) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 170 g butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon vanillaContinue reading “Chewy choc chip cookies”

They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die

Ok all you people that are trying to lose the extra weight post Christmas…don’t even look…the following pictures are likely to cause you to throw your good intentions to the wind. Everyone should have a signature dish and chocolate brownies are the one Miss F is famous for. Whenever we have a picnic or specialContinue reading “They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die”

Salted caramel chocolate tart with burnt oranges

We have two ladies (gospel preachers) staying with us this week, one of whom is a ‘foodie’. Together the ‘foodie’ and I were flicking through an assortment of back issues of food magazines looking for inspiration, planning the coming day’s meals. The everyday meals were a little dictated by ease and speed of preparation andContinue reading “Salted caramel chocolate tart with burnt oranges”