I remember the first time I had any sort of freeze dried fruit. It was an orange segment decorating the top of a decadent, flourless, chocolate cake. I was blown away by how light and airy the orange piece was. It seemed to dissolve in my mouth so quickly, almost like cotton candy, but the flavour was so bright and intense. Since then, I’ve been wanting to try experimenting with freeze dried fruits, but have had difficulty finding any locally.
Earlier this week, we were invited over to my best friend’s house for a belated birthday celebration for her mum. My friend is an insanely good cook, and she prepared an incredible meal of roast lamb, chicken, veggies and saffron rice. As stuffed as we were, we still managed to finish the meal with an epic dessert featuring not one, but six cheesecakes!
We’ve had zucchini growing non-stop this summer. I can’t even estimate how many pounds of zucchini we’ve harvested from our one small plant. We’ve sautéed it, roasted it, grilled it, added it to soups, stews and sauces and it still keeps growing. I’d been running out of ideas on what to make with it, when someone suggested I should bake some zucchini bread.
These raspberry chocolate brownies combine two of my favourite things – chocolate and raspberries! Better yet, they take less than 15 minutes to throw together, and the recipe can be easily halved. Although I’m not sure why you would ever want to consider making a smaller batch…
There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire making s’mores. It’s a beautiful ritual – laying out the graham crackers and carefully balancing a perfect square of chocolate on top. Then the anticipation of slowly roasting a big marshmallow, rotating it carefully, close to the flames, watching and waiting until its perfectly golden on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Do you like chocolate? Do you like caramel? Do you like rice krispies? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re probably going to like these chocolate caramel rice krispies squares.
This week I was planning on making a St. Patrick’s day themed something or other, but then the plague hit me hard and I spent several days sliding in and out of various states of consciousness. Luckily, this cake is delicious any day of the year, so I’m just going to roll with this and recommend you make it anyway.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to do something nice for the most important person in your life…YOU! So why not bake yourself some delicious cupcakes?
Have you ever made hot chocolate before? Not hot cocoa, but real hot chocolate, made with nothing but chocolate chunks, hot milk and just a little bit of sugar? If you haven’t yet, you need to. It will probably change your life (or at least your expectations of hot chocolate).
This past week we had the pleasure of celebrating the birthday of one of our favourite humans! No birthday celebration is complete without a cake, so I baked this chocolate Baileys cake and frosted it with a baileys infused buttercream.