It’s been a while since we’ve had a prolonged hot and dry summer like this in the UK. Chocolate doesn’t operate at its best in this sort of heat and baking in already hot kitchens is not something most of us want to do. But despite this we have 9 summer chocolate recipes for your delectation.
Chocolate has been an abiding passion ever since I can remember. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to try bars produced by some truly excellent brands. Pacari premium organic chocolate is one such. To celebrate World Chocolate Day on 9 July, I’m delighted to offer my readers the chance to try this excellent chocolate too. Read on for details of the giveaway. The chocolate is so good, it’s really best enjoyed on its own, but I have to say it also works wonderfully well in these chewy and delicious coffee chocolate chip cookies with cardamom – I just couldn’t help myself.
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.
What do you do with leftover egg whites? I make chocolate macaroons. I adore macaroons and find it very hard to stop at only one. One leftover egg white is the perfect quantity to make a few, but not too many. This chocolate macaroon recipe substitutes chufa flour for ground almonds, but you can easily swap them back again if you find ground chufas difficult to get hold of.
Well May was a very odd month, with some really cold weather and some unseasonably hot weather. Luckily, chocolate remains a reliable friend and we have 7 easy summer chocolate recipes here for your delectation and delight. Or maybe I just mean my own. Hopefully June will be a more settled month.
One of my favourite ways to bake a cake these days is using my silicone bundt mould. With very little fuss, I can make an outstandingly tasty cake that looks as though a lot more work went into it, than actually has. When my uncle turned up to help us clear the garden a couple of months ago, I made him this double delight bundt cake. Cunningly, it’s two cakes swirled together to make one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. When I say ‘him’, I clearly mean that we all got to indulge in a slice or two.
It’s May Day and I have many reasons to feel joyful. The sun is shining, it’s my favourite time of the year and I have 8 cheerful chocolate recipes to share with you all. We’re just back from a couple of days away and despite the copious amount of work that still needs doing to our garden, I really noticed just how pretty it’s looking. I wish you all good baking, good gardening and a very happy month.
Triple trouble, these dark, rich and fudgy triple chocolate almond brownies are way too tempting for anyone supposedly interested in a wholesome diet. Even I can’t kid myself that they are in any way healthy. They are, however, bl**dy delicious and being naturally gluten-free, they’re inclusive too.
It may be pouring with rain here in the south, but spring is definitely in the air. Birds are nesting, daffodils, primroses and magnolias are flourishing and Easter eggs are very much in evidence. These 13 chocolate Easter recipes are all about celebrating spring and chocolate in all its glory. Happy Easter one and all.
The best tiffin ever may sound like a bit of a tall claim, but I consider myself somewhat of an expert: this sour cherry and almond chocolate biscuit cake really is a force to be reckoned with. Think crunchy biscuits combined with roasted almonds and sour cherries covered in dark milk chocolate mixed with amaretto, butter and a little syrup. There, I’ve given the game away already.