Cakes & Chocolate

Viennese Chocolate Cookies

Still on a chocolate run 🙂 Loving the recipes in The Chocolate Book (Valerie Barrett). Some have lots of sugar but this one seems a little less heavy on the sugar. See what you think.

Viennese Chocolate Cookies

Jaffa Cakes
I found this recipe in an old Chocolate Recipe book. I liked the fact that there isn’t a huge amount of sugar listed in the ingredients. Most marmalades we buy in stores tend to be packed with sugar, but perhaps a low-sugar variety may be available? Or a home-made sugar-free filling could be used as an alternative. No rules here!

Jaffa Cakes

Chocolate Nougat Cake

I found this delicious sounding recipe in a very old book and wanted to share. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks fairly straightforward so I might have a go. I’ve re-written the recipe in today’s language as the original was probably written over 100 years ago, and they spoke different then 🙂 Chocolate Nougat Cake

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Apple Crumble

If you Google ‘basic apple crumble recipe’ you get about 16 million or so results! Let’s keep it simple with this easy and, I believe, traditional recipe that my family has loved for years. It even got a spot in my ‘Grow It, Cook It!’ book.

Apple Crumble Recipe

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Walnut Tart

I really shouldn’t be putting this up – it definitely doesn’t come under the ‘healthy living’ theme! But honestly this looks so delicious I couldn’t resist sharing.

Walnut Tart

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Treacle Tart

If you’re having a weekend firework night, this recipe is best made the day before, so collect your ingredients ready for a Friday bake. And it’s probably wise to serve the sugary stuff early in the evening or nobody will get any sleep!

Treacle Tart

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Once all the ingredients are collected and prepared, this recipe is quick and easy!

And I should mention, very delicious 🙂

Carrot Cake

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Gluten-Free Success!


I’ve had some disasters lately with my gluten-free experiments, but today I got something right. 🙂 This banana bread is a recipe I created a couple of years ago (update on Angry Bananas) but needed adapting to my store cupboard ingredients, so this is what I did…

Gluten-Free Success!

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Angry Bananas


When I wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of tea – well deserved I might add – the over-ripe bananas on the side were glaring at me, so, terrified into submission I stopped to make a banana loaf….

This is what it came out like…

Angry Bananas

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Florentines

There’s so much fruit in these delicious cookies that I’m over-riding my healthy eating conscience – again!

Florentines

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Rich Chocolate Truffles


Rich and delicious grown up treats! This recipe (found in The Chocolate Book, and modified slightly) makes about 30 truffles. Six in a nice box would make a lovely gift.

Rich Chocolate Truffles

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Easter Eggs


We often have rain or even snow at Easter. This year, who knows what’s going to happen next?! But, if you have some time on your hands and are up for a challenge.

Easter Eggs

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Rocky Road Cookies


Another not-so-healthy recipe but a delicious afternoon tea treat. Copied from ‘Cookies Galore’. Tried this myself and it went down really well with the grandchildren!

Rocky Road Cookies

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Brownies


Classic recipe to satisfy that chocolate moment 🙂

Found in ‘The Chocolate Book’ published about 30 years ago!

Brownies

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Melting Moments

Just a heads up that we could get a little regal at the end of this delicious recipe – an afternoon tea favourite that won’t take all day to make…

Melting Moments

Chocolate Leaves

This isn’t really a recipe but if it’s chocolate, it’s probably worth sharing, right?!

I found a few ways of making chocolate decorations but they get a bit fiddly sometimes, then when you think it’s working, one of the chocolate works of art snaps and has to be eaten… oh well 🙂

Chocolate Leaves

Bon Appetit!

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