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Easy chocolate mousse

August 28, 2015

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Have you ever found yourself preparing for a dinner party at your house and you realise that you’re responsible for the dessert too and you want to make something that won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours? Then I have just the solution for you. I own Alida Ryder’s book Simple & Delicious and in it is a quick and easy recipe for good old fashioned Chocolate Mousse. Now some of you may be thinking that chocolate mousse is a boring dessert, but I beg to differ. Sometimes at the end of a meal all you need is a bit of a chocolate fix and what’s so nice about mousse is there is zero effort needed to consume it. Yup you can pretty much suck it down using nothing but your face, if you’re skilled enough in the art of crafty eating like I am.

I have made this particular mousse a couple of times and it has never failed. It comes out smooth, rich and delicious. I haven’t made it the original way with white chocolate, but I’m definitely going to try it next time around. In the version below I use half dark chocolate and half milk chocolate and I’ve upped the chocolate content by 50 grams (what can I say I love chocolate).

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Peach muffins

July 6, 2015

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How does a tasty Peach Muffin sound to you right about now? I made these peachy suckers a few weeks back when I had some friends coming over for tea and I needed to make something that didn’t require 7 hours prep time and a million ingredients. This recipe called for fresh sliced peaches, but I didn’t have any so I used the canned variety and they turned out just fine, in fact I’m guessing that they probably helped with the moistness of them because of the syrup that they come in. I also added pecan nuts because I love the flavour they give cake.

I don’t know about you guys, but if I could bake all day long slash eat cake all day long I think I would. There is something so therapeutic and rewarding about baking and I guess it doesn’t hurt that at the end of the process you get to smash whatever you’ve made into your face. Maybe one day I’ll open a Lucky Pony cake shop where everything inside is edible, including the furniture (how this would work is beyond me, but this is my dream so what the hell) oooooooh that would be nice.

If peaches don’t take your fancy, then why not try these Rosewater Cupcakes or these Chocolate Cupcakes out, they were also nice and easy to make.

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Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

May 17, 2015

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It was Shane’s birthday this weekend and we had a small dinner party for him at our flat. He wanted a baked strawberry cheesecake as his birthday cake and so I went in search of a nice recipe.

If you have ever made a baked cheesecake you will know that they can be a mission and quite pricey. The recipe I used is nice in that it’s not too much of a mission, but you will still be spending a fair amount on ingredients, because it calls for mascarpone, cream and loads of cream cheese, yip all things delicious and healthy. But it’s worth the spend because the end result is a creamy, tart but sweet strawberry flavoured treat that will have you hoping no guests arrive so you can eat the whole thing alone and in the dark.

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Rosewater Cupcakes and friends

March 31, 2015

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So today I’m starting a 3-part series on my blog called ‘Create With Canon’. I was given a pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next few months and even though it’s a lot smaller than the camera I normally shoot with, I’m keen to see what it’s capable of and so far so good. I’m really having fun with little guy, because it’s compact and so easy to use, so here is part one in this project and it’s called Rosewater Cupcakes and friends. Hope you enjoy it.

I invited two of my very good friends over for a little tea and some Rosewater Cupcakes, which I lovingly and quickly baked a few hours before they arrived. I have never made anything with rosewater in it before, but it smells like Turkish Delight so I was only more than happy to dive head first into this recipe and into the end results.

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Easiest Banana Bread recipe ever

February 20, 2015

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I have mentioned before on this blog how I have epically failed a couple of times when attempting to bake a banana bread. I don’t know why but I have failed more than I have succeed when it comes to this specific fruit flavoured extravagancer, which really irritates me because I love banana bread.

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