A lip smacking chocolate log isn’t just for Christmas. It’s also a great cake to mark both St Valentine’s Day and ten years of blogging. This celebratory chocolate log is a brilliant way to share the love. It looks a bit special and is made from rich dark chocolate, seasonal blood oranges and red strawberry jam. In honour of the occasion, I also have ten favourite chocolate recipes from some awesome food blogging buddies.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Today is of course a very important day for lovers. For me, however, Valentines Day has additional meaning. it’s the day CT and I set off on our year long adventure around the Antipodes and the day we arrived back home. It’s also the day I started my blog, Chocolate Log Blog, as it was then. So to celebrate this love of all things chocolate, I have a box of luscious chocolates from Hotel Chocolat for one lucky chocolate lover – a Valentine’s Day Giveaway.
I have a bit of a thing for hot chocolate. So what better way to mark such a momentous and romantic day as this Honeyed Rose Hot Chocolate. Today is not only St Valentine’s Day, but also my blog anniversary. Yes, my blog, in its first iteration as Chocolate Log Blog and now latterly Tin and Thyme, is seven today.
A beautifully textured and delicious bundt cake flavoured with grapefruit and honey and covered in a honeyed grapefruit chocolate glaze. This delicious grapefruit and honey almond cake has a slight crunch from the freshly ground almonds for additional flavour and interest. Plus there’s a bonus recipe for candied peel.
Astonishingly, this blog is five years old today. To celebrate, rather than a St Valentine’s Day Massacre, I’ve engineered something all together more festive.
Soft sweet and fruity, this peach and white chocolate cake is a real crowd pleaser. It’s easy to make and is just perfect for summer entertaining. But I won’t tell if you want to enjoy a slice whilst having a quiet read in the garden.
Today, the 14th February, a number of things coincide: Chocolate Log Blog is four, The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook, featuring one of my recipes, is published and I’m off to attend my 5th CCC meeting, which just happens to be at Waterstones in Truro. This 4th blog anniversary feels like the perfect time to post about CCC.
Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. Chocolate Log Blog is three years old today! For this, my third blogiversary, I wanted to take a highlight from each month of the last year. This proved to be much harder than I’d anticipated – there were a number of significant events worthy of inclusion, but I made myself stick to only one – cue applause. Read on to find the Chocolate Log Blog highlights from out second year.
It’s hard for me to believe that my blog has been going now for two full years. Last year, at the grand old age of one, I thought I’d achieved a lot. This year, I’ve done even more. Chocolate Log Blog two years on has undergone some changes and is evolving all the time. It’s quite a different beast to when it started in those dim and distant days of 2009.
Well, it’s hard to imagine, but Chocolate Log Blog is one year old today. When I re-read my first post and reviewed what I was trying to achieve, it made me realise how much I’ve actually done in the year. Chocolate cakes galore.