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The Merits of the Mise en Place (and chocolate cake)

The Merits of the Mise en Place (and chocolate cake)

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit, Low Carb, Nuts, Protein, Special Diet | 4 comments

One of the best tips I could give to anyone who is new to baking (or even those who are more experienced) is to prepare their mise en place before mixing and baking. My mise en what? I hear you ask. Your mise en place … all your ingredients weighed and measured out before you start adding and mixing batter, dough, icing, whatever.  Everything ready...

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Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Balm

Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Balm

Posted on May 19, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Cakes, Desserts, Fruit | 6 comments

I love Autumn foods.  Much more than I love the Autumn weather and certainty that Winter is coming.  But the produce!  Wow.  The second blush of raspberries is always the best for me, even though I know they will soon be gone for another year.  The new season’s pears and apples makes me want to bake, stat.  Chestnuts and figs make me giddy.  Yes,...

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Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake

Posted on May 9, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Fruit | 8 comments

For me, every day is Mother’s Day.  I love my Mamma more than anyone or anything and I let her know it as often as I can.  I mean, the woman has been putting up with my cranky pants attitude since the day I was born.  That deserves some serious recognition, and a fair few apologies from me 😉 It’s been a long time since I’ve baked the...

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Mocha Protein Bars

Mocha Protein Bars

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Protein, Protein Bars, Protein Chocolates, Special Diet, Uncategorized | 4 comments

I thank the gods for chocolate every day.  These days I am even more thankful for chocolate.  Because while I am unable to bake anything that I could possibly deem blog worthy in my recalcitrant oven, I can still play with chocolate.    Hooray for chocolate! Well, actually, I’ve been busy with my Easter chocolate selection (yes, I make chocolates,...

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Hot Cross Protein Bombs!

Hot Cross Protein Bombs!

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Protein, Protein Bars, Protein Chocolates, Special Diet | 0 comments

Because Hot Cross Buns are just …. so last Easter 😀 Well, okay, big call.  Will undoubtedly fail to substantiate that one but you know, there are only so many hot cross buns I can eat before I run smack up against my carbohydrate allowance for the day. Things are slow here in the Chocolate Chilli Mango universe.  Well, no, mostly things are slow in...

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