Tag Archive: chocolate

Recipe: an immeasurably improved Monday

Mondays are no fun. We all know it’s true. There’s no need to labour the point. Sometimes you’ve just gotta create your own joy to lighten up a Monday. Which is what I… Continue reading

An indestructible recipe for chocolate brownies

I am in the habit of finding a recipe I like and then making it compulsively for weeks on end, until I have perfected it. What usually happens, though, is that by the… Continue reading

The Devil’s Cupcakes

This was an outside contender for our table of wedding cakes, but it scored so highly on first tasting that it is now a fully-confirmed member. Try it and see why for yourself.… Continue reading

Triple chocolate chocolate-chip cookies

Unfortunately, I come from a family of chocolate maniacs. I used to think I was better than them. When my Mum used to have to hide chocolate from my Dad because he simply… Continue reading

Oat, hazelnut and chocolate chip cookies

I’m in Pembrokeshire at the moment on our annual Easter holiday. After a childhood spent on wet campsites around Europe and North America, this is one of my favourite family traditions. Every year,… Continue reading

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

Writing this is torture. I’ve given up chocolate for Lent, something I haven’t done in years. I’m sure it’s doing me lots of good, but it’s really bloody hard. So now I have… Continue reading

Chocolate chip pistachio cookies: in search of a decent Turkish biscuit

Much as I love Turkish food, I have to admit that Turkey’s biscuits have disappointed me. Maybe I’m an English cliché, but I love biscuits and cookies in all their forms (except maybe… Continue reading

Frozen banana bites

I’m a massive fan of frozen bananas. No matter how weird it sounds, don’t judge before you try. Stick a banana in the freezer for a few hours, and it is transformed into… Continue reading