Red velvet is one of my favourite flavours. It has a bit of cocoa powder and vinegar that really gives it a special touch. The trend with this flavours started with cakes with cream cheese buttercream layers, and then it strongly went over to cupcakes. Nowadays you can find this flavour in pancakes, loaves and even waffles. I loved the idea of making brownies with it and also give it a special topping of cream cheese because the combination is really explosive 🙂 Continue reading Red Velvet Brownies
We all need a chocolate hug every once in a while, and I think this is really the ultimate comfort dessert. I’ve made it for birthday parties, family meetings and several other gatherings, and every single time I get a “can I have another piece” reaction. The slightly salty crust mixed with the fudgy brownie and the nutella filling makes for an incredible flavour. The only thing that takes a bit of time is the crust, but believe me it’s worth it because it’s super buttery and crunchy. If you’re in a hurry though, you can buy a pre-made one. You can also cook the brownie on its own, it’s an amazing recipe. Continue reading Brownie pie filled with nutella
This dessert is easy and delicious, perfect for Valentine’s or Galentine’s day. A pavlova is a cooked meringue with cream and fruit. In this case I made a chocolate cream to make it more interesting. You can make the meringues ahead of time and keep them at room temperature in a sealed container so they don’t go soggy. You can leave the cream mixed with all the ingredients in the fridge so it’s nice and cold when you use it, and whip it right before serving.
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This passion fruit cheesecake is my new obsession. I had never done a no-bake cheesecake before and I’m not disappointed at all. It’s so smooth and rich it had me head over heels. I did it in a springform pan, which required me to freeze it and then unmould it, but I like it because you actually get to see the layers. If you don’t fancy the extra work, just like a pie mould with the crackers and butter all the way around the mould and then just put the filling inside and into the fridge. You won’t be able to un-mould it though :). Continue reading No-bake passion fruit cheesecake
This hot chocolate is too yummy. It’s not just dissolved cocoa but actual melted dark chocolate with milk. It’s the kind that you find in European Christmas markets and I LOVE IT. You’ll specially like it if you’re into chocolate. I like it with whipped cream (if I’m cheating my diet I do it all the way!) and marshmallows. I also tried it with also marshmallows and it works amazing as well. Continue reading The perfect hot chocolate
This recipe for Nutella Yule Log is perfect for Christmas! It reminds me of a recipe that my godmother used to cook for us. It’s a thin vanilla cake that is rolled and filled with Nutella cream and covered in whipped cream, fruits, hazelnuts and honeycomb. Continue reading Nutella Yule Log
There’s nothing like receiving a gingerbread cake or loaf in December! You open it and off comes the smell of spices. Imagine now that you’re at come, and the smell coming from the oven fills your whooooole house with the scent of Christmas. Nothing compares to it :). I recommend that you always make a double recipe so you can give one to someone else and keep the other 😀 Continue reading Gingerbread loaf