All posts filed under: Dessert

Lemon curd waffles + lemon curd recipe

In a few of my previous posts I’ve put up pictures and recipes that feature lemon curd, like the lemon curd, meringue and raspberry cupcakes featured in my wedding post, but with no recipe for it. Here is that recipe. It is the only recipe for lemon curd you will ever need because itΒ is amazing and once you’ve made it I know you’ll feel the same. The curd is smooth, sweet and deliciously tangy and I love it on just about anything! You can spread it on some soft bread or use it as a topping for cakes and cupcakes or as a filling. The lemon curd recipe makes a fairly big amount but it does store well in the fridge. If you’re worried, just half the recipe. A simple but very yummy way to use the curd is to put it on some waffles. This particular post is a great example on how you can make something so damn good but really easily once you have curd. You don’t need to make the waffles, …

Vegan french toast with whipped coconut cream

I’ve been dabbling a bit in vegan cooking recently, trying new recipes and substitutions for favourites. So far I’ve learned that nuttelex is a godsend and almond milk always goes on sale the day after I buy it. More importantly I’ve learned that making a recipe vegan doesn’t mean you skimp out on taste and in some cases taste better than the original! An excellent example of this is french toast. I personally hate french toast, that was until I made this. I made this for some friends, and I kid you not, one of my friends (not vegan) said it was the best french toast he’s ever eaten. So what makes this recipe so good? Ripe mashed bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and almond milk are the only ingredients and they make the most delicious batter for your bread to soak up. The bananas give great texture and flavour, and the more ripe they are, the sweeter. The real secret here is to sprinkle brown sugar on the bread before you pan fry, that way they …

Ghoulish Halloween Bark

BOO! Don’t be afraid, those aren’t real eyeballs in there! Bright green chocolate with candy eyes, bones and candy corn makes for a cute and yummy treat, did you notice it’s even Oreo stuffed? This ghoulish chocolate bark is so simple and delicious – it might not scare but it will definitely please. Chocolate bark is one of the easiest desserts you can possibly make. All you have to do is melt some chocolate and pick out some toppings! Seeing as it’s Halloween bark I used a food gel to colour it bright green, but it would work as any colour. I would suggest using white chocolate as you can colour it, your various candy won’t stand out as much if you use milk or dark chocolate. As for the stuffing, I chose Oreos as they’re hard to beat, just break them up and push them under the surface of the chocolate, but if you’re not keen on Oreos you could break up some Kit Kat, toffee, M&Ms or anything that will give a nice …

Decadent hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love a good hot chocolate? It’s winter here and the only solace from the cold is a giant mug of extra hot, extra chocolate-y, hot chocolate with marshmallows and if i’m feelingΒ really naughty, some whipped cream too. When I’m feelingΒ really, really, really naughty, I add a spoonful of caramel too! That’s just between you and me though x Personally, I think sitting down with a mug of hot chocolate, a good book, some delicious brownies (I’ll be putting up the recipe soon for you cheeky people), a big warm blanket, a pair of big wooly socks and a candle for atmosphere, is without a doubt the most wonderful thing about winter. As much as I enjoy the cold weather, I like it best when it’s outside and I’m toasty inside. This is an easy recipe, very open to adjustments (like some sneaky caramel) and you should change it to suit your tastes. Ingredients 1 tbs cocoa powder 1 tbs sugar, any kind will do 1 dash of vanilla Enough water to mix the …

Vanilla bean custard

My friend absolutely loves custard, like an abnormal love for custard. This guy can eat a huge bowl of it in a few minutes.. cold too. Apparently heating it takes away time that he could be eating it. My friend did me a huge favour and he wanted custard as his payment, which I was happy to agree to. I decided to make him a nice big batch of vanilla bean custard to show my appreciation. I dressed it up a little by putting it in a mason jar. I cut out a square of wrapping paper, placed it on top and secured it with a gold ribbon. What a cute little christmas gift to surprise a custard lover! I really like this recipe and I made it for my boyfriend who had never tried homemade custard. I added a few splashes of Kahlua to it and it blew his mind! Needless to say I’ve been making a lot of custard lately. Custard is really simple to make, it just takes a little patience to …