This deliciously scrumptious, boozy chocolate cake made the perfect Cinderella appearance at my dad’s Boxing Day party last Christmas but i think it’s perfect for any occasion. Birthday? Check. Chinese New Year? Check. Valentine’s? Check. Finished the gym. CHECK. Just because it’s Friday? More like Fri-YAY with this little sweetie…
It is a fact of my life that if it is raining outside, I will invariably be baking. Is there anything more soothing and comforting for a cook on a rainy day? (To be honest, off the top of my head having a massage, a hot bath, watching a movie, napping, reading are probably right up there before baking). Read more
Or How To Use Up Those Easter Eggs
My son’s eagle eyes netted him a small mountain of Easter eggs which we are struggling to get through. While both of us like chocolate, it tends to be in small doses over a long period of time and 50+ eggs is just too many for us to handle. I admit, I am also a chocolate snob and turn my nose up at anything less than 70% cocoa. So how to use them all up in one go? First, get yourself invited to neighbour’s shindig (optional), or throw one of your own, make a chocolate bundt cake. A big one. Read more
I had a massive craving for this cake after reading “My Bombay Kitchen”, an Indian/ Persian cookery book I picked up from my library. This was way back in March, when the weather was cooler and I needed to do some baking to relieve stress. I was so intrigued by all the spices… It sounded mystical and exotic, like the book I was reading at the time – ‘The Twentieth Wife’ about Mehruhnissa, the wife of Jahangir, 16th century Moghul emperor of India. I took it into work the next day and it was eaten with gusto and delight.