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Mango Semifreddo with Chocolate Chilli Ganache

Mango Semifreddo with Chocolate Chilli Ganache

Posted on Jan 26, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fruit, Ice cream & Sorbet, Special Diet | 22 comments

You thought I was kidding, didn’t you?  Chocolate.  Chilli.  Mango.  Together.  The stuff of legend.  I kid you not. It was my birthday last weekend and so I made something to serve with my birthday cake.  Remember I had that lovely Perbellini Pandoro tucked away since just before Christmas?  What better to go with it on a hot summer night than a...

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Chocolate Freckle Pops … Australia Day 2011

Chocolate Freckle Pops … Australia Day 2011

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Confectionery |

This isn’t really a recipe post.  I was just thinking about typical Australian sweets as it will be Australia Day on the 26th January.  For some reason, chocolate freckles kept popping into my head.  I had some milk chocolate at home and some leftover hundreds and thousands.  Tonight I was too tired to bake, I couldn’t be bothered ironing,...

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Berries & Cream Brownies

Berries & Cream Brownies

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit | 6 comments

They look pretty innocuous with the swirl of cream cheese icing and berries on top.   Ah, but underneath that light summery exterior lurks a heart of darkness, full of rich, luscious chocolate brownie. The brownie recipe below is my basic brownie recipe that I’ve used for years.   After mucho tiempo experimenting in the brownie lab (aka my kitchen),...

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Blueberry Almond Muffins (protein)

Blueberry Almond Muffins (protein)

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Fruit, Muffins, Nuts, Protein, Protein Muffins, Special Diet | 21 comments

I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions.  I never keep them.  So I don’t make them.  I’m not much for setting myself a list of goals either.  But occasionally I decide to commit to something for a while.  Lately, I’ve committed myself to eating healthy and clean for at least 80 – 90% of the time.   I want to cut my...

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Peach Raspberry & Hazelnut Tart … perfectly summer

Peach Raspberry & Hazelnut Tart … perfectly summer

Posted on Jan 8, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fruit, Nuts, Tarts & Patisserie | 5 comments

My mum doesn’t like chocolate.  Stop. WHAT?  Yep, I used to think there was something wrong with her too.  Well, frankly, I still do.  I can’t imagine not loving chocolate.  Now, though, I mostly think it’s a bonus.  More chocolate for me (sly grin).  I tend to use chocolate A LOT when making desserts for special occasions.  So I have to...

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