A rich dark and gooey Chocolate Cake for Autumnal nights

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It’s approaching that time of year when the sun retreats into the sky earlier and earlier, leaving us in dusky overcast light before we’ve even sat down for dinner. It’s the time when all you want it to do is hide under your covers every morning and leave the responsibilities shut outside where they can’t get you. Its the time when food becomes more than fuel for your body, it fuels your soul. You yearn for those familiar flavours, smells, comforts that somehow got forgotten over the past summer of raw salads.

I’ve been searching for a cake like this for a long time. A cake that you can throw together without much effort. A cake that has that envious gooey, shiny interior that we all thrive for in a chocolate cake. But most importantly for me, that deep rich dark colour. Nothing makes me ache more for a sweet snack than an intense dark brown crumb.

I can wholeheartedly admit to you that all I want after pounding the harsh concrete pavements of London and slugging through the rain is this. This isn’t a pretty cake. It’s not about that. This loaf cake is about cutting out the manners and getting straight to what you came for.

Although however raw, unrefined or informal a cake like this is; there’s still something ever so charming about it. It’s not a slice of cake that’s ‘too beautiful to eat.’ It practically screams at you to devour it. That said, unashamed, that’s what we shall do.

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Beurre Noisette Honey Crêpes

IMG_1615If I could have pancakes every morning, I would.

Although, I don’t know if that ruins them a bit? I suppose that would ruin everything special if you could have it everyday. Christmas every single day of the year definitely wouldn’t be as exciting.

Pancakes are so amazing because I associate them with begin off work, relaxing and treating myself to some much needed indulgence. Ok, I’ve just completely contradicted myself. I change my mind.

If I could have pancakes every morning, I wouldn’t. Continue reading “Beurre Noisette Honey Crêpes”

Honeycomb Ice Cream (GF)

messy 1 Guess what today is. It’s my 1st birthday!

Not my 1st birthday; my blogs. That would be weird; a 1-year-old blogger. Weird but cool.

Anyway, so it’s my blogs 1st birthday. That’s really exciting and I wish I had remembered. I got a notification about it and immediately kicked myself for not preparing a cool birthday post. Like a massive stack of onion rings with a candle on top or something. Milkshake on the side. On the upside, honeycomb ice cream is a pretty damn delicious congratulatory treat. Continue reading “Honeycomb Ice Cream (GF)”

Rich, Dark, Double Chocolate Cookies

cookie stackWord of warning: please don’t get angry at me when you eat all 30 of these cookies, warm from the oven, without feeling any remorse.

It’s totally worth it. I’m speaking from experience.

I need to go to some sort of meeting. Like chocoholics anonymous where we all sit down in a circle and discuss our many gorges that week. Continue reading “Rich, Dark, Double Chocolate Cookies”

Caramel Nut Tart

Caramel nut tartI’m going to New York tomorrow.

It doesn’t feel like I’m actually going.

This is my excuse for how unprepared I am.

I haven’t packed. Continue reading “Caramel Nut Tart”

Baked New York Cheesecake

NY Cheesecake closeIt’s Autumn.

Everywhere you go you’re bombarded by scenes of picture perfect families and glossy turkeys sitting atop beautifully set dining tables. Smiles all round. Oversized red baubles hanging overhead, engulfing the streets in glimmering lights.

And it’s really difficult not to get caught up in it all really. However much the brisk breeze sends chills over your cheeks, it isn’t winter yet.

Slow down. Chill. Continue reading “Baked New York Cheesecake”

Ginger Treacle Cookies

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I’ve been waiting for this for quite a long time.

Christmas.

Ginger, Clove, Cinnamon.

It’s that fuzzy feeling you get inside when you hear those jolly festive songs.

Yes, you know it. I’m in my bathroom every night blasting christmas cheer from my iPad, dancing in the shower. Yes, in November. Continue reading “Ginger Treacle Cookies”

Wee Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs 3I’ve eaten too much popcorn. You know that horrid feeling of guilt mixed with sugar induced sickness, that’s what’s hitting me right now. The feeling that should have hit me about half a bag of popcorn ago. I’m slouching on the sofa wondering whether my stomach will return to its normal size again or whether I’ll have a permanent popcorn baby.

Oh god I just shoved another handful into my mouth. Continue reading “Wee Scotch Eggs”