White chocolate caramels

  • You know that feeling. When you just want something sweet, and fruit just isn’t going to cut it. You want something that tastes SO indulgent and heavenly that you’ll be so in love with it you’ll wonder whether it’s possible (or legal) to marry a chocolate. ‘Do you Emma, take this white chocolate caramel to be your lawfully wedded companion, in sickness and in health, until consumption do you part?’ ‘Yes, yes I do.’ Continue reading
  • Vanilla frosted chocolate snowflake cookies

    What’s on your Christmas list? Mine is about 90% cookware (and 10% chocolate) so when the lovely people at Joseph Joseph sent me some of their gorgeous products it was literally as if Christmas had come early. I’ve been a big fan of their chopping boards for years, but have recently been introduced to their nesting bowls set (which is amazing for space saving as well as being super colourful and lovely) and their rolling pin has revolutionised my biscuit making. So much so that it seemed only right to create a festive cookie recipe to celebrate! Continue reading

    Chocolate cranberry wreath donuts

    One thing I love doing in December is walking around the posher side of my neighbourhood (aka the part I don’t live in) checking out all the Christmas wreaths. When baby H was small, my friend and I made a ‘wreath snoop’ part of our weekly routine. We’d push our prams down the roads, discussing the merits of each and whether it matched the front door or not, willing our babies to nap. Continue reading

    Baby banana brownies with a chocolate frosting (with nut free option)

    Brownies, bananas and little people are a regular occurence in our house these days…I buy around 25 bananas a week (I don’t know how they all get eaten but they always do), we have play dates a plenty and brownies disappear at a rate of knots. I get lots of lovely mamas asking me for recipes that they can give to their little ones, many of whom are gluten/dairy/nut free and trying to avoid refined sugar, so I thought it about time to create a brownie recipe that ticked all those boxes too. Continue reading

    Caramel filled chocolate balls

    Caramel. Even the word is an onomatopoeia; it sounds just as gloriously velvety and smooth as the thing it describes. But that’s the English language for you folks. I’m terrible at speaking foreign languages but I love how they work, I think because I was a Latin geek at school and really enjoyed learning all the beautiful prose. A not so interesting fact about me that you didn’t think you’d find in a recipe for caramel balls. Continue reading

    Chocolate, jam & vanilla spookcakes

    These are the ultimate Halloween treat. I wanted to make something this year that looked a little gory and spooky, and filled cupcakes are my newest obsession, so I figured that was the way forward.

    I got my hands on some activated charcoal (on Amazon fyi) which not only do some people use for health benefits but also can be used as a natural black food colouring. So I did a little experimenting, and came up with some mega tasty cupcakes. Continue reading

    Double chocolate orange cookies

    Nothing makes me happy like new cookware. Sign of my age right there, but give me a new oven tray or a shiny new saucepan and I feel like a new woman. Whenever I get the chance to spring clean my cupboards, the feeling afterwards is a Marie Kwondo-esque sparking of pure joy. Oh how I love kitchenware.

    The me of 10, even 5 years ago wouldn’t recognise this kitchen utensil loving persona. But a lot has changed in the last few years, I’ve swapped late nights for early mornings, sleeping for cooking and long hours in an office for longer hours with two children. Only joking. Sort of. Continue reading

    Peanut butter choc chunk fudge brownies

    Seven ingredients. Nothing fancy. Extremely purse friendly. Extremely tummy friendly too. That’s what these brownies are all about. But you wouldn’t know it to look at them would you?

    I created these because I wanted to make something super fudgy, super chocolatey and super peanut buttery, and this ticks all of those boxes and then some. When I made these, Mr H’s friend had come to stay, and they got gobbled up in such haste I hardly got a look in.

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