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Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse

April 7, 2019

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We all know that this time of year means that whether you like it or not and let’s face it, who is not going to like it, you’re going to overdo it on the chocolate front. The shops are busting at the seams with all sorts of tidbits calling your name as you push your trolly past Easter displays hoping that your willpower will prevent you from buying your 8th box of marshmallow eggs!

I have to admit I’m slightly addicted to them which means that our pantry is currently stocked with a couple of boxes. Yesterday I was looking at the numerous wrappers leftover from one of my marshmallow egg binges and I thought to myself, you know what would be amazing? Chocolate Marshmallow Egg Mousse!

I started by Googling a recipe for marshmallow mousse, a few came up, which meant I was off to a good start. I then decided that I’d make my own version of it by using chocolate marshmallow eggs instead of normal marshmallows and then place my gooey chocolaty concoction inside a bowl made of chocolate! I mean who wouldn’t want a chocolate dessert that comes in a chocolate shaped bowl that you can eat afterwards?!

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Cookie Monster Cookies

March 20, 2019

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I’m a big fan of cookies, I like them because no one can keep track of how many you’ve eaten. If you say you’ve only had one but in the meantime, you’re chomping down on your 7th, no one will ever know! They’re easy to grab and easy to devour, doing away with any evidence in a matter of seconds. No need for a knife to cut a slice, a cake plate to hold the goods or a fork to help you eat it. Hand, mouth the end!

Today I sat down and thought about everything I would like in a giant cookie, I imagined all the flavours that I thought would go nicely together and then I started putting them aside. Starting with a giant box of Astros (these guys are underrated), peanut butter, a bowl of dark chocolate chunks and finally oats for some extra crunch! All these ingredients looked magnificent together and I felt like they were the perfect combo to make up my Cookie Monster Cookies recipe. I’m calling them this because they feel like the type of cookie the maestro himself would knock another puppet off their perch for!

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Chocolate, Caramel and Coffee Bundt cake

March 12, 2019

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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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Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes

February 12, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a sweet little recipe for you to try that will yield you a batch of mini heart-shaped cakes that you can personalise with any message you like. Sound good?

I know Valentine’s Day is pretty cliche, but I don’t care I like playing into the fluffiness of it all and this year I’m going to make Shane, Nina and Rex their own little cakes to scoff down any way they like. So if you’re ready to make some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then carry on reading! And if you’re ready to eat some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then I suggest you sneakily forward this recipe onto your loved one.

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Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing

February 8, 2019

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Time to share a very nice, very simple recipe for some delicious Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing. These cupcakes are topped with the kind of rich and smooth icing that will have you eating a cupcake as a kid does, icing first and all over your face, before you bite down into soft vanilla sponge dotted with chunks of real dark chocolate.

I was chatting with some of my friends on Whatsapp a few days back about bran muffins and who has a good recipe for some, which prompted me to get my cookbooks out page through a few recipes. I was adamant to bake something that was going to throw the results of my latest gym session straight out the window!

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The best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

January 22, 2019

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A few days ago I said I would share the recipe for the best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. This recipe is one of my all-time favourites because it never ever fails. I don’t think I have ever used it and come out on the other side with a tray of cookies that will not have you grinning like you’ve just won the cookie lotto! Which by the way I think should totally be a thing. You enter, you win millions of cookies, you die happy. The end.

Just like most of my recipes, this one is short and easy and you can add whatever you like to the base to make all sorts of deliciously soft, slightly chewy cookies. For this particular round, I added some dark chocolate chips and a good handful of walnuts but you can add anything really, chocolate chips, M&M’s, pecan nuts, white chocolate, cranberries, crunchy cereal, peanut butter, speckled eggs etc.

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