Tag Archives: chocolate

Treats and gross go hand in hand

I decided we needed a little something extra after dinner this evening. I nipped out to the kitchen and made a batch of after-dinner mints with a mix of icing sugar, butter, egg white, cocoa, peppermint extract. They’re now setting in the fridge. The Other Half is itching to know what I’m up to. I told […]

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Stonehead's ultimate chocolate trifle!

Just a trifle

I asked the Other Half if she’d mind having my Ultimate Chocolate Trifle for her birthday instead of a cake. Her reply? Something along the lines of “mmmmm!” I took it as yes and made this, with layers of amaretti, rum, chocolate custard, cherries, pears and cream, repeated. She’s currently enjoying some of the leftovers […]

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Chocolate nut cheesecake

Chocolate nut cheesecake

One of the Other Half’s work colleagues has her birthday this week. As the OH’s colleague is a fan of my cakes and puddings, which the OH takes in for special occasions, I made her a one-off: a luxurious, Italian-flavoured twist on a European-style cheesecake. It starts from the same point as my Italian flavours […]

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Even blogs need birthday cakes!

Blog marks 17 years

This blog marked its 17th anniversary at the beginning of August. It’s been through a number of iterations and changed hosts several times, but it’s still musing along after all this time. I’d actually forgotten the occasion, yes, typical of a man, until I read the Wednesday Chef’s post marking her blog’s sixth birthday. And […]

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Italian flavours no-bake cake

Among my sheaf of recipes for chocolate cakes and puddings was this one for a no-bake chocolate cake with an Italian flavour.

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