Category Dessert

How 2012 was for me.

A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]

Chocolate and Caramel Chelsea Buns

So I made these Chelsea Buns a few weeks ago…. They were good, but I think my technique needed a little work, I didn’t prove them long enough before baking, and they didn’t quite increase in size as much as I would have liked. – Note this may also be solved with the sugar issue (see […]

Reggae Custard Tarts

There’s a guy at work. Our IT guy. I made Custard Tarts once, and brought them into work. They were a big hit. They now are my go-to thing to make for bribery. Last week however, he fixed one of my IT related problems, before I even nagged him the second time (and before he […]

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pizza

Earlier this week I saw a link to this recipe on Facebook. Ummmm… yum? I had, a long while ago, contemplated to myself about making a dessert pizza, but never taken the plunge. Time was ripe…. and no better time in fact, than Friday evening after a long week at work, to indulge yourself in […]

Lemon and Almond Salambos

I had never heard of the Salambo. Apparently named after a literary character (by Gustave Flaubert), it is a choux pastry ball filled with pastry cream. In anticipation of Patisserie week, I used some of my day off to make (for the first time ever!) choux pastry, and decided to make a variation of one […]

The Great British Bake Off: Banana Tarte Tatin

Ugh. This week has been basically, hell. Work has been stressful and busy, and unfortunately probably isn’t going to get any better anytime soon. So let’s embrace the baking! This week of the Bake Off, week 4, the technical challenge was Creme Caramel, the signature and showstoppers were tortes and layered meringues… They didn’t much […]