I really like honeycomb, it is light, crunchy and sweet. Honeycomb is good plain, but it is great coated in chocolate!
Recently while chopping pears to stew I got an urge to bake a pear tart. I had thought this would simply involve premade pastry and slices of pear. When I went hunting in the blogosphere I discovered that pear tarts are actually a little bit fancy. I settled on making a chocolate and pear tart as it sounded delicious and with a few tweaks I had all the ingredients. (more…)
Puddings are common in England, think Christmas pudding, bread and butter pudding or sticky date pudding.
Recently a couple of friends and I had a big English cook up. This feast was finished with spotted dick, a steamed English pudding containing dried fruit, and custard. I had never eaten this pudding before and making it also gave me a legitimate reason to use profanity on my blog. (more…)
Haighs is a South Australian chocolatier. In addition to making amazing chocolates they have produced a cook book and have a range of tasty chocolate recipes on their website. This post is about their decadent chocolate mousse. (more…)
I may have been a tad later than most to join the salted caramel bandwagon, but once I jumped on there was no turning back. If you are yet to experience this roller coaster taste sensation, let me just say you are missing out. But don’t fear, it’s not too late, you can join the enlightened with this recipe for salted caramel mousse. (more…)
My housemate Simone is a big fan of homemade waffles. As a child she frequently had them for dinner! Her usual recipe is similar to pancake mix, but on this occasion she made Belgium waffles. (more…)
Recently my friend Lucy and I attempted (unsuccessfully) to make popping candy. It wasn’t all bad though, we ended up making sour Fizzers and honeycomb. This post is about accidental honeycomb! (more…)
I love popping candy. Especially when it is in chocolate – creamy chocolate, tingly popping candy. Ah-mazing! Recently my friend Lucy and I attempted to make our own. Long story short it didn’t work and you can’t make popping candy at home. We did, however (accidently) make sour fizzers. (more…)
My friend Sol and I recently made mochi for the first time, we had intended just to make green tea and anko mochi (sweetened red bean paste), but part way through we thought chocolate mochi sounded like a good idea too. It was! This post is about making chocolate mochi. Yum! (more…)