Coffee and walnut cupcakes

I love coffee and walnut cake, it’s just simple and perfect. But I don’t always want to eat a whole cake by myself because Matt doesn’t like coffee. So when I am craving this caffeine treat, I make a batch of coffee and walnut cupcakes, which are pretty much the same thing but almost bite…

Chocolate log

Christmas is all about food and celebrating. While most sweets and desserts are rich and heavy, this chocolate log tastes fresh yet festive. I wanted to make something impressive looking, but simple to create and this chocolate log was both things. Just one thing, it should be eating within two days so that it’s fresh,…

White chocolate cupcakes

Autumn and winter always make me crave cakes and chocolate all the time; it must be because it’s cold and the body needs an extra layer of fat , or because we get bombarded by all the appealing christmas sweet food in the shops from early September. These white chocolate cupcakes look wintery, the soft…

Spicy chilli chocolate torte

I am obsessed with spicy chocolate and chilli chocolate. Spicy chocolate reminds me of home, rainy afternoons and big mugs. Chilli chocolate is one of those products of modernity of which I am immensely grateful for.  Green & Blacks recently released their amazing spiced chilli chocolate and I want to think I was one of the first…

White chocolate cupcakes

Autumn and winter always make me crave cakes and chocolate all the time; it must be because it’s cold and the body needs an extra layer of fat , or because we get bombarded by all the appealing christmas sweet food in the shops from early September. These white chocolate cupcakes look wintery, the soft…

Spicy chilli chocolate torte

I am obsessed with spicy chocolate and chilli chocolate. Spicy chocolate reminds me of home, rainy afternoons and big mugs. Chilli chocolate is one of those products of modernity of which I am immensely grateful for.  Green & Blacks recently released their amazing spiced chilli chocolate and I want to think I was one of the…

Brownies

Blondes don’t have more fun. Brownies do. I have never ever met anyone who doesn’t like brownies, they are little pieces of love. They are the best that could happen to you on a long and uneventful afternoon trapped in the office while it’s sunny outside. Wrap them nicely (tissue paper, box, ribbon and tag)…

Lemon meringue pie

The lack of sun and good weather has made me a little bit homesick; the thoughts of fresh food and lazy afternoons sunbathing make me want to book a holiday somewhere hot now! But I have come up with a plan. While we wait for our Mexico holiday, I have decided to live a summer…

Lemon and blueberry cake

We are on the final stage of summer, in theory, and I just can’t believe that we have only had 10 days of real summer weather in Bristol. Our tomato plants are looking doomed and gloomed, the strawberries still all tiny and green; only the lavender, rosemary and thyme, all tough plants, seem to be…

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Dulce de leche is a deliciously sweet and famous South American creation. Made just with milk and sugar, which needs to simmer  for hours, it’s amazing just on it’s own, but it is also the main ingredient of a variety of desserts. Cakes, alfajores, crepes, Christmas sweets… the list is endless. I had a tube…

Blueberry and lemon cake

We are on the final stage of summer, in theory, and I just can’t believe that we have only had 10 days of real summer weather in Bristol. Our tomato plants are looking doomed and gloomed, the strawberries still all tiny and green; only the lavender, rosemary and thyme, all tough plants, seem to be…

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Dulce de leche is a deliciously sweet and famous South American creation. Made just with milk and sugar, which needs to simmer  for hours, it’s amazing just on it’s own, but it is also the main ingredient of a variety of desserts. Cakes, alfajores, crepes, Christmas sweets… the list is endless. I had a tube…

Black bottom cupcakes

If I had to choose one treat from Hummingbird Bakery it would be their black bottom cupcakes. They are pure ((beautiful)) evil! Everything that is naughty about a cheesecake, a cupcake and a biscuit, all in one. The texture is half moist cake and half baked cheesecake, plus surprise chocolate chips; the frosting soft, sweet…

Blondies

Blondies don’t have more fun, a brunette like me would say. Though in a grumpy day, an everything has gone wrong and I need a lifesaver day, I would definitely choose blondies. Over brownies. Over everything.  I don’t know what is so addictive about them, they are like the best part of everything, like liking…

Chocolate and pistachio cupcakes

Pistachios. Their distinctive bright green has become a colour in itself. Pistachio colour shoes, pistachio colour wallpaper, pistachio colour baking dishes, pistachio colour bridesmaids dresses…they all make me hungry. Italian gelaterias are as scarce in the UK as it is sun, so I can’t really treat myself to my all-time favourite pistachio ice cream. Pistachio…