Celebratory chocolate cake extravaganza!

 

This is a special chocolate cake made for a dear friend who was celebrating the arrival of her pen friend of several decades who had flown over from USA to meet for the very first time. A lovely and moving occasion. Continue reading “Celebratory chocolate cake extravaganza!”

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Parmesan, basil & toasted pine nut canelés

A savoury variation on my lemongrass and ginger canelés,  these are essentially pesto canelés, and are fantastic as light canapés when served warm. They have a thin exterior crust with a soft interior, bursting with flavour.

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Carrot cake with white chocolate & cream cheese icing

I had not made a carrot cake in decades, so it was time to rectify that with made a batch of cupcakes and a loaf-sized carrot cake – the recipe for which I give here. Continue reading “Carrot cake with white chocolate & cream cheese icing”