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Profiteroles filled with creme patisserie topped with chocolate

April 28, 2019


I have always wanted to try to make Profiteroles but have always thought that they’re a bit tricky to pull off, they look so light and delicate and I’ve never made choux pastry before so I’ve avoided them until now that is.

I decided to challenge myself and make a batch for my Maizena Series because 1. Profiteroles filled with creme patissiere topped with chocolate sauce sound amazing and 2. What could be better than homemade vanilla custard inside light choux pastry topped with dark warm chocolate sauce?

The thing is with these bite-sized pastries of awesome is that every element needs to be just right. The pastry needs to be light and airy and the custard thick, sweet and smooth and this recipe guarantees you both and an end result that is really delicious and perfect for dessert, tea parties and moments when you feel like sitting by yourself in your living room eating cake!

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Chocolate, Caramel and Coffee Bundt cake

March 12, 2019


The other day I was sitting at home and I felt like a piece of coffee cake, but then suddenly I also felt like a piece of chocolate cake so I thought, why not make a coffee and chocolate cake and then throw some gooey caramel in there for good measure. I mean it’s always fun to fill your pie hole with as much sugary goodness as humanly possible in one sitting right? Right.

So that is exactly what I did! This cake is bitter, sweet and delicious and goes down a treat with a good cup of strong coffee. I think that I should also state here that if you feel like the caramel might be slight overkill, then you can totally leave it out and instead add some whipped vanilla cream or just enjoy a nice thick slice of soft coffee flavoured chocolate cake on its own. No one will judge you, I promise. Mainly because no one else who may be reading this post will ever know.

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

November 26, 2018


I can’t tell you how often during the day I feel like a fat piece of chocolate cake! I think anyone who hangs out with me a lot probably hears me say this at least once a week. There is just something about a fresh, homemade slice of cake that is pillowy soft and chocolatey that just makes me so happy.

I’ve got to be honest though, I don’t often go to a coffee shop or restaurant and find a good piece of chocolate cake, so more often than not I just land up taking these cravings into my own hands. So when I discover a new recipe that requires minimal effort, ingredients and time and yields a fat piece of yummy homemade chocolate cake, I’m over the moon and this weekend I added another one of them to my list of go-to-recipes and it’s for this One Bowl Chocolate Cake with Velvety Chocolate Icing.

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Homemade Bounty Bars

November 16, 2017

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Heeeeellllooooo Homemade Bounty Bars. Who agrees with me that Bounty Bars are one of the most underrated chocolates out there? They’re rich and coconutty and beyond delicious and one of my all-time favourite chocolates.

Since Nicole and I successfully made our own Snickers Bars and Double Chocolate Bon Bons we were both like let’s make our own Bounty Bars from scratch! I mean why not, how hard can it be right? Well the truth is they aren’t very hard at all to make and they taste really good too, they’re different to the original obviously, not as sweet, but still really nice and the best part is you don’t need that many ingredients to whip them up and everything that goes into them is dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free.

So if you have some desiccated coconut, coconut milk, maple syrup and 70% dark chocolate in your cupboard you are good to go!

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Homemade vegan nutella

September 21, 2017


When I say the word Nutella how does it make you feel? If you’re anything like me it makes you feel like you can bash through a brick wall if you knew there was a jar of Nutella waiting for you on the other side. There is just something about this stuff that truly makes a person happy beyond words, everything about it is just right the texture the smell and above all the taste. Like if perfect tasted like something it would probably be a jar of Nutella.

Now I know nothing will ever take the place of the genuine thing, but Nicole and I decided to try our hand at making our very own Nutella, ummm let me rephrase that, our very own homemade Vegan Nutella!

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Healthy Homemade Snickers Bars

September 1, 2017


I’m guessing that there aren’t a lot of people out there that don’t like a good old fashioned Snickers Bar, it’s like a match made in sweet heaven – caramel, chocolate, and nuts all in one glorious bite!

Now, what if I said that Nicole and I stumbled across a recipe for a healthy Vegan, sugar-free Snickers Bar that tastes even better than the real thing, I kid you not. I’m a huge fan of chocolate and all things sweet, so again I was a little skeptical but super interested to see how these bars would turn out and if they held a candle to the real thing. PS: They came holding blow torches!

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