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Savoury Cheese Muffins with Apple

Savoury Cheese Muffins with Apple.

Bread & Buns, Lunch | 5th November 2019 | By

Bored of sandwiches for lunch? Try these grab-and-go savoury cheese muffins to change things up a bit. They’re not only delicious but quick to make and healthy too. Flecks of tart apple marry well with salty cheese and there’s also a few spices to liven things up.


Fudgy Coconut Brownies

Feeling somewhat depressed after the election results, I was in need of cheering up. Something really sweet was required and having just seen Lucie’s Brownie post, I was sorely tempted. Not having much restraint in the food line, I very quickly gave in to the temptation and cooked up a batch myself. As follows:

  • Melted 250g unsalted butter in a large pan with 400g soft brown sugar and 100g cocoa.
  • Allowed to cool a little then beat in 4 duck eggs.
  • Stirred in 100g flour (80g wholemeal spelt & 20g quinoa), pinch of salt, 1 small tsp baking powder and 100g desiccated coconut.
  • Poured mixture into a 9″ square cake thingie and baked at 180C for 30 mins.
  • Scattered over a spoonful of desiccated coconut as soon as brownies were out of the oven.
  • Left to cool and cut into 16 pieces.

Unusually these brownies had cocoa powder instead of chocolate. This resulted in an unusually chocolatey brownie which wasn’t nearly as sweet as I was expecting. I was also somewhat ambivalent about using coconut, but it actually worked really well. They were not as dense as a normal brownie, but were delicious, dark, rich, and chewy with a lovely crunchy top. Adding the quinoa flour was a vain attempt to kid myself that these brownies would be good for me. They may not have done much for my waistline, but they certainly cheered me up.

Chocolate Spice Cake with Whipped Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate spice cake topped with whipped chocolate mousse and served with raspberries.

Large Cakes | 29th May 2009 | By

If you’re in need of a chocolate cake that isn’t too rich or too fussy, then this chocolate spice cake is a good one to go for. It’s an easy to make light chocolate cake with spicy notes. You can cover it with chocolate buttercream for afternoon tea or with a spicy whipped chocolate mousse for a special occasion.