All posts tagged: 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, …

Woodland Wedding Inspiration

I got the idea some time ago for this shoot. I bought a woodland creatures cookie cutter set from Ikea, it had a bear, elk, fox, squirrel and hedgehog. At first I thought it would be fun to do a little woodland theme for the cookies but then I kept thinking about adding more things and thenΒ before I knew it it turned into this! The theme of this wedding cake table is woodland. It includes lots of lovely green foliage such as ivy and beautiful dark red fruits and berries like grapes and blueberries. The naked cake is a really simple yet beautiful option for a wedding cake. Adding fruit, flowers and/or foliage makes the cake look stunning and it’s definitely possible (and cheap) to make this cake yourself. All of the food featured is actually really simple to make, it just requires nice presentation. I’m hoping this post will inspire brides-to-be, guide DIY brides on what desserts to consider or at least help with choosing food/cakes and presentation/theme. The food featured in this post …

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 …