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Tag: Chocolate

  • How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    I first tried babka at Honey & Co. In their little restaurant on Warren Street, its white walls and plants whisking customers away from smoggy London to a momentary respite of sun-dappled tranquillity, there is a counter laden with tempting cakes and pastries. After a memorable meal, stuffed to the gills and discovering a new […]

  • Blackberry and bay brownies

    Blackberry and bay brownies

    During these endless days of lockdown it’s good to find the little joys. In the last few days I’ve been carrying vases of tulips around the house so I can see them wherever I go, it snowed and as I write this the garden is still topped in what looks like a blanket of fondant […]

  • The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    November in Toulouse is not nearly as austere as other parts of the northern hemisphere during late autumn. The sun glitters through next door’s hedge, the sky is a spotless azure (most of the time), the leaves are gently turning from green to red, and, in fact, it’s colder inside than out due to a […]

  • Lockdown: Brown butter and Nutella cookies

    Lockdown: Brown butter and Nutella cookies

    Helloooo It’s mighty quiet out there. I can almost hear the echo reverberating around the hum of the internet. Even though normal life for many has come to a grinding halt, the buzz, the hyperactivity of the internet lives on, perhaps even more now millions of us are cooped up at home, with only the […]

  • The Wedding Cake Diaries

    The Wedding Cake Diaries

    Amidst all the cookies, trifles and fun frolics in the kitchen, every now and then you face a challenge that takes you outside your comfort zone and you turn on the oven with a flutter of trepidation. Dear reader, this week was one of those times. Last year my friend Joelle got engaged. Over an […]

  • Swedish chocolate cake

    Swedish chocolate cake

    When I first moved in with Calum and two of his friends three years ago I would waste a lot of time pottering around their kitchen, whiling the time away between my two badly paid part-time jobs. Although one of these jobs was as a baker, the baking didn’t fulfil me as I would find […]

  • Chocolate self-saucing pudding

    Chocolate self-saucing pudding

    Imagine me aged seven. ‘What’s for pudding?’ was my favourite expression (ahem has anything changed?). Along with a winning grin, minus a front tooth, I would enthusiastically chant this, along with my table of classmates, in an infuriating sing-song voice every school lunch time when a lovely lunch lady approached to collect our empty plates. […]

  • The art of brunch

    The art of brunch

    Unless you’ve lived in a bunker for the last five years or so, you cannot have missed the brunch phenomenon. Weekend plans rotate around brunch. ‘You free this Saturday? Fancy brunch?’ To scroll through Instagram on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday means a bombardment of reminders – in case you’d forgotten – that it […]

  • The Beast from the East: Bread & butter pudding for 1

    The Beast from the East: Bread & butter pudding for 1

    We Brits are not adept at change. Take this week, for instance. The fateful Beast from the East is looming above British towns and cities, terrifying people into their homes while icy winds as sharp as knives blast, and soft, light snow flutters down despite the blue sky and bright sunshine. Whenever it snows here […]

  • A tale of two birthday cakes

    A tale of two birthday cakes

    It was Calum’s birthday (or as he liked to remind me, his ‘special day’). Presents, cards, birthday activities were incidental; my focus was, of course, his cake. Last year I made a large Victoria sponge with white fondant icing, bursting with jam and cream, and neatly decorated with Smarties. We polished off a couple of […]