Browsing Category : CHOCOLATE

candycane mint chocolate cake

“CANDY CANE” CAKE & VANILLA FROSTING


I love everything to do with Christmas – the decorating, wrapping presents, old  b/w Christmas movies, but if you ask me what my most favorite thing is about Christmas – I would have to say it’s Christmas baking. Baking cookies with my now teenage kids is still top of the baking list, along with the baking of our Christmas pudding…

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custard cream traybake

CUSTARD CREAM SPONGE TRAY-BAKE


  “I wish I could bake” is one comment I here a lot from people! I always tell them “ yes you can” –  just start off with something simple like muffins or fairy cakes or even this very simple Custard Cream Sponge Tray-Bake.       It’s a quick very simple recipe and  I’m sure everybody could bake it,…

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carrot cake tray bake

AUNT BIDDY’S CARROT CAKE TRAY BAKE


  When I was developing the recipe for my Carrot Cake Tray Bake, I knew I was going to name it after my Great Aunt Biddy – not because it was her recipe but because it was definitely inspired by her memory!     Carrots and I have had love/hate relationship since I was very young and when I say…

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m&m's oat squares

M&M’s CHOCOLATE FUDGY SQUARES


  It’s the last Bank Holiday of the Summer – and yet again the grey clouds have been looming all day!! We did have plans for a family drive up to Cavan Lakes, but by the time  everyone (the kids) fell out of bed and got breakfast it was late afternoon. They were up late into the night playing Mario…

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bourbon-biscuit brownies

BOURBON-BISCUIT BROWNIES


  Well it’s here at last the brand new season of Game Of Thrones!!  Season 7  – Episode 1  debuts tonight .  Yes it’s definitely going to be a late one BUT so worth it. My daughter Amy & I have been binge watching S1-6 over the past month in preparation for tonight’s premier which is on at 2AM our…

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homemade Hobnob-biscuits

CHOCOLATE COATED HOBNOB BISCUITS


  I can officially say with hand on heart that these Home-Made Chocolate Hobnob Biscuits are even better than the shop ones. These are buttery, nobbly little rounds of hobnob heaven.  With just a few ingredients  including the goodness of  wholemeal flour and oats you can have freshly baked hobnobs on the table in 20 mins.  So delicious served with…

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fudgy chocolate avocado brownie

FUDGY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE with SWEET POTATO CHOC FROSTING


  Yes, you are not seeing things!!  I actually baked something “healthy”, but still delicious and chocolaty.  Check out this scrumptious, fudgy CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE.  To take these brownies over the top,  I covered them with a very tasty Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting. “What now”  you say,  veggies in a chocolate brownie!  Does such a thing exist?  Yes it bloomin well…

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NUTELLA -CHOCOLATE- SPIDER- CUPCAKE

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES


  Only four more days to All Hallows Eve, or as it’s more popular known in this part of the world “Halloween”.  A time of celebration , superstition and trick or treating for the kids. When we were young we never said “trick or treat”, it was always  Help the Halloween Party.  All our costumes were home made from black…

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HALLOWEEN-CHOCOLATE-MUD-CAKE

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE


  Not long now to Halloween, the weeks are flying by and  October is sure going very fast. I’m just wondering how many of you go all out on the Halloween Decorations? My problem is I tend to go overboard on the Halloween Baking.  I leave the decorating to my Son who loves all that stuff.  This year he had…

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CADBURYS HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE

CADBURY HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE


Well what has a Cadbury Heroes  Chocolate Tray Bake got to do with spring cleaning you may ask.  Well with No 1 on my New Years Resolution list the “Keep January Healthy” one already a “lost cause”,  between you & me that was never going to happen.  I decided to act on No 2 on my list –  spring clean…

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Ferrero Rocher Gateaux

FERRERO ROCHER CHOCOLATE GATEAUX


  Well that most definitely was a whirl wind Christmas!  All the planning and the excitement and its over so quickly. We have just finished off the last of the Christmas Ham in the Ryan House, and as for the Turkey, the turkey never made it to the oven!! Huge disaster it still hadn’t defrosted by Christmas Morning, so ended…

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rolo cupcake

ROLO CUPCAKES & FAMILY NIGHT


Friday night has always been movie night in our family. It started out with just the hubbie and I and so began the Friday night ritual , heading to Xtra Vision to rent the DVD, arguing over what DVD, picking up the takeaway on the way home , which also involved an argument over what kind!!  It always ended up…

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Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake


I love a simple recipe, one of those that uses up ingredients from what you have to hand in your press, fridge or freezer.  Thrown together in a few minutes, bakes fast and most important of all tastes delicious… Yep this Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is most definitely my kind of bake….. We all have our “Go To” recipes..…

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