Summer may be here at last and it’s definitely hot. Everything’s gasping for water and I’ve been praying for rain. The newly discovered roses in our garden aren’t looking quite as fresh and blooming beautiful as they were in May. But this heatwave hasn’t stopped our love of chocolate or some of us from baking. Read on to find 8 irresistible chocolate recipes featuring biscuits, cake, desserts, breakfast and ice-cream.
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8 Irresistible Chocolate Recipes
I published a post recently that is great for using up egg whites. Kate at The Gluten Free Alchemist has now given us another fabulous recipe for just such a situation. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve got a bit of yolk mixed up in them. Her chocolate-espresso puddle cookies have a surprise ingredient that makes me want to get baking despite the current heatwave. They’re dairy and gluten-free too.
This chocolate macaroon recipe with honeyed chocolate ganache is the very one I was talking about for using up egg whites. These macaroons are a little different to your average though. They’re made with chufa flour rather than ground almonds. They’re delicious.
I do like a good smoothie bowl for special occasions. It somehow seems more civilised to spoon one’s breakfast from a bowl, rather than drink it from a glass. Nico’s vegan “snickers’ smoothie bowl has to be the most luscious one I’ve seen. I just want to dive straight in. Find it at Yumsome.
Think biscoff spread loaded with double cream and chocolate. Doesn’t it sound divine? Head over to Caroline Makes for her Lotus biscoff chocolate mousse recipe.
Alida over at My Little Italian Kitchen makes the most delectable Italian confectionery. This ricotta chocolate cake with its layers of white and dark reminds me a bit of my black bottomed cupcakes only much more elegant.
It’s been a while since we had any bakes from Suelle over at Mainly Baking. I’m absolutely delighted to welcome her back. She knows just how to tickle my tastebuds and now I’m desperate to try these salted caramel, chocolate and hazelnut shortbread squares.
Whilst I can’t see myself ever going off chocolate bakes, I’m finding what I most want in this heat is ice cream. Elizabeth’s pretty blueberry & white chocolate ice cream popsicles over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary sound like they’d hit the spot exactly.
If you like your chocolate desserts, but are worried about the fat content, how about trying this healthy chocolate dessert with quinoa & sweet potato? I’m intrigued by the ingredients, they’re right up my street. Thanks to Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes for this fantabulous idea.