Tag: cocoa powder

Biscuits & Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Biscuits, or Cookies

I recently read an article by Felicity Cloake in the Guardian, on how to make the perfect chocolate biscuit.  That is a chooclate flavoured one, rather than with melted chocolate on the top. I was intrigued and, happily, Felicity had tried recipes from several sources before arriving at what she called the perfect version.  So […]

Desserts

Rum Balls

As we approach the holiday season I wanted to make some easy but tasty treats.  One of my ideas was rum balls and I checked on the internet and saw that Joyofbaking had a very simple recipe that looked good.  So I decided to make mine using that recipe as the basis.   There is no […]

Cakes

Chocolate & Almond Battenburg

I saw a lovely video on Home Cooking Adventure for a Chocolate & Almond Battenburg cake.  Now Battenburg is an almond cake, in two colours, pink and yellow and covered with marzipan.  This version has chocolate as one colour and flavour and almond as the ‘yellow’ colour and flavour.  For the marzipan a chocolate and almond […]

Cakes

Chickpea Chocolate & Coconut Brownies

Watching some videos recently I was quite surprised at some of the things you can do with chickpeas.  One suggestion was to make brownies, using chickpeas instead of flour.  This sounded very interesting and I did some further investigations and watched some videos and they all seemed very good. For my version I am using […]

Cakes

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Today I have a lovely recipe, from BBC Good Food, for a Chocolate Fudge Cake.  This is a single layer cake, but could quite easily be turned into two layers by doubling the recipe to create two cakes and then maybe filling with a chocolate buttercream, using some of the frosting from the recipe.   […]

Desserts

Bourbon Biscuit Dessert

Bourbon biscuits are a favourite in the UK.  They are two chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate cream filling.  I found a recipe for a dessert(he called it pudding) in Gary Rhodes’ Step by Step Cooking.  It was for two large bourbon biscuits, sandwiched by two layers of chocolate brownie and a layer of […]

Cakes

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Today I made some wonderful brownies, with a mint filling and topped with more chocolate.  These are a very rich and moist brownie with the lovely hit of mint. The recipe does take a time to make, as you must wait between each step for the brownie to cool, the fillling and then the topping […]

Cakes

Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake

Today I baked a lovely Chocolate and Banana Loaf Cake, and topped with a chocolate ganache.  This is a simple recipe which I adapted, slightly, from BBC Good Food.  That had banana chips on the top as well but I didn’t see the need for them and am always slightly dubious about quite how hard […]

Cakes

Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

I do love a nice loaf cake and this chocolate and vanilla one, marbled as it is, whets my appetite immensely.  Luckily it is easy to make and doesn’t take very long, and is well worth the time and effort. Once baked the loaf cake is perfect just as it is, but some people may […]