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Chocolate mud cupcake

This is the last of the three part cupcake series. And I have saved the best for last – amazingly dense and rich chocolate mud cake, and the best chocolate buttercream frosting I’ve ever used for piping.

part 3 - chocolate mud cupcakes with chocoalte buttercream frosting
There are some important things we need to cover here, so I’m going to be all business today. Continue Reading »

Mocha double chocolate cookies in a tin

I need to talk to you about putting coffee in double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies.

And, well, this is important.

Single mocha double chocolate cookie

no kitty, I’m not sharing

Did you know that adding coffee to chocolate baked goods actually intensifies the chocolate flavour?

And, did you know that coffee releases adrenaline and bumps up your dopamine levels?

And that chocolate contains a unique natural substance that creates a sense of euphoria?

I’m trying to figure out why I can’t stop eating them. Continue Reading »

Pull-apart sugar cinnamon and apple bread

This bread has power over people. You see it. You need it. The sugary goodness stays with you long after you’ve left the page.

Pull-apart cinnamon and apple bread

We have a tradition in my little house (er, flat) of having breakfast together once a week before we run out to our separate lives. Continue Reading »

Jam thumprint cookies on a tray

These seem to be the cookies of people’s childhoods. Whether out of the packet or made my mum, people remember these.

They also seem to go by a few names, like Jam drops or Jam cookies. That’s OK. Call them what you like, they’re lovely buttery shortbread cookies,with a soft jam centre.

Jam thumbprint cookies with a cup of tea

I’d been meaning to make these for awhile but had it in my head that they’d be tricky. They’re not. Continue Reading »

blueberry, apple oat muffin cut in half

Here’s another recipe for a healthy blueberry and apple type muffin. Hey! Come back. I know I’ve posted a few of these before but these are STAPLE foods. This is the ‘other’ kind of baking. The making of food that is food for you and fills you up. Continue Reading »