The other night our friends Hannah and Peet came for supper, they cooked and we made dessert. So I looked through some of my cookbooks and decided on a Mille-feuille with White Chocolate Custard and Berries recipe out of Alida Ryder’s book.
Yesterday a bunch of our friends who hadn’t yet met Miss Nina James came to the house to see her. It was so nice hanging out with everyone and Nina even managed to stay awake for about 40% of the visit, she just sort of quietly stared at each person who held her, she was probably wondering how the hell so many giant faces could fit in one room at the same time.
Here are some of the flipping delicious looking things that I have pinned lately and drooled over. I’m so happy to have my sweet teeth back, whilst I was pregnant I craved salty things more that sweet, which is really not like me, but I’m happy to say that that has all changed. I could take any of these cakes out right now with my bare hands and face, no fork needed.
All the recipes are below each photo.
I’m always trying out new cupcakes recipes, for vanilla and chocolate cupcakes specifically – I have made some really nice ones in the past and some that are so so. Yesterday we had the Durrants over for lunch, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the recipe below for chocolate cupcakes, plus I woke up in the morning feeling like cupcakes – Are you surprised? No, neither am I.
I also wanted to mention that I have added a new category to the left of my blog called My Recipes, which includes all the recipes I have tried out by myself that I have found online, in books and from friends.
The other day my very pregnant face and I really felt like cinnamon and sugar donuts, so I looked on my ‘baked goods’ board on Pinterest for an easy recipe that I remember glancing over a few weeks back, which I even bought a mini muffin tin for the last time I was at the shops. This recipe has very few ingredients and the end result is reached super quickly. I literally made these in a few minutes and then literally ate like 8 of them in a few seconds.
I actually feel like them again, now that I’m typing about them. Damn sweet teeth.
I have been trying to make choc-chip ice-cream cookie sandwiches for the past 2 days. I have tried 2 different recipes and although the biscuits came out nicely and the mixture of vanilla bean ice-cream and chocolate ganache is very morish, I think I need to find a choc-chip recipe that makes softer, chewier biscuits.