Everyone loves tiramisu. And here's a stunning variation, limoncello and white chocolate. Of course the secret, as with any tiramisu, is to make it the day before. Juice & zest of 3 lemons 3/4 cup limoncello 3/4 cup water 1 cup caster sugar Mix these together in a shallow dish, dissolving sugar. You can vary the … Continue reading What’s not to love?
I hesitate to say any recipe's fool-proof, but this is the nearest I've come to one. And, what's more, it's delicious.1 tbsp instant coffee100 gms dark (or cooking) chocolate1/2 cup water1 cup sugar100 gms butterPut in pot, & heat until chocolate's melted and sugar's dissolved. Allow to cool and add 2 tbsp whisky or sherry.Meanwhile … Continue reading Mississippi mud cake (for Max)
There’s only one way to make chocolate sauce. Well, of course, that’s not true. There are many ways, but the BEST way is very simple. Start by dissolving some squares of chocolate in a very little water. I add a dash of brandy to the dissolved mix, but other flavourings – or none at all … Continue reading Chocolate sauce
A fair bit of chocolate left after making the pear & chocolate crumble, so time for another of those excellent Annabel Langbein recipes, spicy chicken mole. It’s really just chicken & tomatoes & capsicums, plus spices, with the addition of 4 squares of dark chocolate. The chocolate gets mixed into the sauce & stirred till … Continue reading Spicy chicken mole
All this talk of crumbles, had me reaching for a bar of Whitaker’s dark chocolate at the supermarket. Mother-in-law had brought a large bag of pears with her, and the combination of chocolate & pears … yum. So Martin Bosley once said, and he’s right. This is his suggestion. Preheat the oven to 180 C. … Continue reading Pear & chocolate
The chance to get away for a few days, and when a glance at the long-range forecast promised a series of sunny, clear days I decided to head to the Sounds again. And it was brilliant. Stunning days, with the garden alive with bird song, and transiting from winter to spring. Those old-fashioned overly-pink rhododendrons … Continue reading Simple things
Sudden desire for a pudding one night lead to the exhuming of an old favourite. The sort of thing we learn to make when we first go flatting, really, ‘cos it’s so easy & the ingredients are always in the pantry. And just the thing on which to use up the left-over whipped cream in … Continue reading Baked chocolate pudding