Filed under: food, Shopping | Tags: candy canes, candys, chocolate, fudge, Greenwich, Greenwich Market, lollipops, London, sweet shop, sweets
Mr Humbugs in Greenwich Market is the place where dreams come true. You might think that’s hyperbole but it’s not.
Filed under: baking, food | Tags: baking, buttercream frosting, cake, chocolate, chocolate fudge cake, cupcakes, dessert, frosting, Nigella Lawson, photos, sprinkles, sweet
On another one of my baking whims, I decided to bake chocolate fudge cupcakes. I used Nigella’s recipe and made chocolate buttercream frosting to put on top. These were easily the best cupcakes I’ve made thus far – so delicious. I think they’ll have to make another appearance sooner rather than later.
Filed under: baking, food | Tags: baking, cakes, chocolate, cupcakes, fairy cakes, food, frosting, icing, kitchen, Maltesers
I made some Malteser cupcakes last week. They were quite something. It’s pretty cool that standard cupcake mix can be so enhanced simply by adding Maltesers. I added whole ones to the cake batter and crushed ones to the buttercream frosting. I made enough to fill a couple of cake tins and they disappeared pretty quickly so I’m assuming I wasn’t the only one who liked them.
Filed under: Cooking, food | Tags: chocolate, dessert, fruit, milk chocolate, strawberries, sweet, white chocolate
I went for dinner at a friend’s house on Friday night and was assigned the task of bringing dessert. I didn’t really have time to bake anything so when pitching alternatives to the lovely girls in my office, we concluded that strawberries dipped in chocolate were a good idea. I had never attempted them before but figured they couldn’t be that difficult to make, and they weren’t. They were a real success at dinner (and before, as we kept sneaking them from the tin) and those that wouldn’t fit into the cake tin were popular with my flatmates too.
Filed under: baking, food, Uncategorized | Tags: baking, brownies, cake, chocolate, chocolate brownies, dessert, photos, recipe, sweet, white chocolate
My friend Tara came over yesterday and we decided to bake chocolate brownies. No better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Warming the butter on the walk home!
We’re suckers for cute packaging.
Tara melting the chocolate and butter together!
Stirring the chocolate/butter/eggs/vanilla mix into the flour.
All mixed in!
Folding in the chopped up white chocolate.
Ready to go into the oven!
Voilà! Yummy chocolate brownies with white chocolate chunks!
350g dark chocolate (we used 70% cocoa)
375g unsalted butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
6 medium size eggs
350g sugar (although we substituted half of this with granulated sweetener)
1 tsp salt
225g plain flour
300g white chocolate, chopped up into small pieces
[we used 2 tins, measuring approximately 17cm x 22cm x 5cm]
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Line the baking pans with a small amount of butter. Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a bowl over a saucepan of gently boiling water (on low heat – make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water). In a large measuring jug or bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence together. Measure the flour and salt into another large bowl. When the chocolate and butter have melted into a smooth mixture, let them cool before stirring in the egg and sugar mix. Add the resultant mixture gradually into the flour until the mixture has a relatively thick and gooey consistency. Finally, mix in the white chocolate until evenly distributed. Spoon the mixture into the pans evenly and bake for about 25-30 minutes until the top is a slightly paler brown.