November is generally my least favourite month of the year. However, we’ve had some wonderful weather here in the New Forest and the autumn colour on the trees is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Lots of cold crisp weather with blue skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets puts a real spring in my step. To make life even better, lots of lovely comfort recipes have been rolling in. And, of course, with Christmas drawing nigh, bloggers are getting into the festive spirit. In this month’s We Should Cocoa round-up, you’ll find 14 festive chocolate recipes.
October brings lots of colour, fabulous autumnal produce and Halloween of course. All are reflected here in these 8 tempting chocolate recipes. The cold weather gives an excellent excuse to indulge, so take a look. You may end up craving chocolate, but there are some surprising healthy options.
As the days gradually shorten and the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like a bracing afternoon walk followed by a comforting mug of hot chocolate. Most hot chocolate is good in my book, but for the ultimate Theobroma experience, it’s worth taking that extra few minutes to make yourself some real hot chocolate.
Well September has vanished in a blur of moving house and location as well as starting a new job. Tin and Thyme has been sadly neglected. However today is the first of a new month and time to get serious again. It’s also the date for the We Should Cocoa round-up and new linky. Here are 13 late summer chocolate recipes to inspire and delight.
It’s been rather quiet on the chocolate front this month. Everyone’s away on holiday or otherwise enjoying themselves. However, we’ve still managed to get 14 lazy chocolate recipes in. As you’d expect for the holiday month, most of the entries are no bake or easy bake. They all look delicious.
With July being a particularly hot month, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of chocolate baking, but it turns out we can’t be prised away from our ovens that easily. Of course not all of these 13 baking hot chocolate recipes are baked ones and those that are tend to be in and out of the oven in a trice. We’re talking brownies and cookies here – it’s the sort of talk I like. I do enjoy doing these We Should Cocoa round-ups, but my goodness they make me hungry.
When is an oat more than an oat? When it’s an oat that’s been transformed into a scrummy organic chocolate truffle of course! Oats are not only healthy but are highly versatile and can be used for all sorts of purposes besides porridge. I’m a big fan of the humble oat, so I was delighted when White’s invited me to the Cotswolds to gen up on this sometimes underrated grain and tour the fields with a bunch of experts.
On the summer solstice I was stomping over Bodmin Moor with a bunch of friends intent on watching the sun sink behind a tor. Luckily we had a picnic to sustain us. We had plenty of delicious fare to eat and drink but these 10 summer solstice chocolate recipes for June’s We Should Cocoa would have been a welcome addition. What were you doing?
There’s no doubt about it, brownies are never going to be super healthy. However, as regular readers will know, they are one of my favourite bakes so I do like to make an attempt to up their nutritional value. These coffee brownies with almond nut butter are similar to my winning healthier brownies with cashew nut butter. They are simple to make and are just as fudgy and delicious as you’d expect a good brownie to be.