Chocolate chunk shortbread

I believe enjoying food is about balance and sometimes maintaining balance is actually about enjoying a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. I made these shortbread hearts yesterday when I just fancied something baked at home. Including chilling time these took about an hour and half to make; not bad for a Tuesday night. If you really are trying to maintain a healthy balance … Continue reading Chocolate chunk shortbread

Chocolate orange cookies

So this recipe is a simple adaptation of a cookie recipe I have previously written about making during my formative years. Still, sometimes its nice to add a twist to an old favourite – I use less butter in this version as the dough can be quite sticky with the chocolate not being spread through the dough. Terry’s chocolate orange is something I traditionally associate … Continue reading Chocolate orange cookies

Caramel slices (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

I’m yet to find anybody who dislikes these beauties. There’s something pretty wonderful about homemade caramel slices that is even more decadent than the shop bought versions. Each step of making these is really straightforward but it is time consuming waiting for the caramel to cool – you really can’t add the chocolate layer while the caramel is too hot or it ruins the chocolate. … Continue reading Caramel slices (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

Raspberry, white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

This cheesecake is a little bit special if I do say so myself. I adapted this massively from a beautiful lemon cheesecake recipe I used in my student days. If you regularly read my blog you will know by now that I am something of a chocoholic and prefer my desserts with a pretty high percentage of cocoa in them. However, when it comes to … Continue reading Raspberry, white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Warsaw – the Food

As mentioned previously, J and I visited Warsaw Poland earlier this month. We ate in some completely lovely restaurants including a more traditional Polish restaurant where we ended up eating on the first and last night, a communist themed restaurant and a sushi restaurant (we felt the need for something lighter one day). The food in general is really tasty, I particularly fell in love … Continue reading Warsaw – the Food

Blog giveaway! (Plus more on the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards)

To celebrate having a few new followers and to encourage more readers and followers I thought I’d have a bit of a giveaway. I must admit this is also self serving as I’d like to encourage you to nominate me for the Cosmopolitan blog awards 2013. Anyway, the details on how to enter will appear below but first here are your potential prizes. The prizes … Continue reading Blog giveaway! (Plus more on the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards)