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Black Forest Cheesecake Brownies

Black Forest Cheesecake Brownies F

Yes, these do taste as amazing as they look! (If I say so myself hehe.) Cheesecake brownies are such a dangerous invention, as if cheesecake AND brownies weren’t dangerous enough! The rich, creamy swirl contrasts with the dark, sweet brownie while the whole thing is brought alive with black cherries. These brownies will put a smile on anybody’s face  and what’s more, they’re really easy to make!
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Chocolate, Hazelnut and Pear Friands

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Pear Friands A

I was about to write that friands are one of my favourite kinds of cake, what with their moist, close texture and nutty flavour, and then I thought against this since I write that almost every recipe is one of my favourites. But then I came to my senses and realised that of course I’m going to write about so many recipes being my favourites otherwise I wouldn’t be posting them! So yes, friands, one of my favourite kinds of cake and this, one of my favourite recipes. I hope you like these as much as I do!
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Macaron Éclairs

Macaron Éclairs B

It seems a bit odd that I was inspired by écalirs when I have a strong dislike for choux pastry. But this works as the perfect replacement, in fact it’s more than perfect – what’s the word for that please? Crisp macaron shells, encasing fresh vanilla cream, dipped in chocolate on one side; no choux needed, that’s what I’m talking about!

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Florentine Cake

Florentine Cake B

 

Toasting the ground almonds for this cake enhances the nutty flavour and the oils from the nuts give the cake its moist, rich texture. Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate and more cherries for a real teatime treat!

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Neapolitan Brownie

Neapolitan Brownie

This is an idea I’d been toying with for a while but was only recently able to bring into a baked (and chilled) product. Neapolitan being such a traditional ice cream flavour combo but something I thought would work so much better in another form.  So here it is… Click here for the recipe


Mini Chocolate & Raspberry Tarts

Mini Chocolate & Raspberry Tarts B

These mini tarts are perfect if you’re having a dinner party and want to serve a selection of mini desserts. The flavours are intense, yet the package small so one feels indulgent but not greedy. Serve at room temperature if you’re short on time or want a filling you can dip your finger in. Or chill for at least an hour to set the filling if you want something a little more classy… Click here for the recipe


Chocolate Bloghop: Chocolate & Cherry Tart

I love chocolate, not sure I’m a chocoholic but I sure do love it. So the #chocolatelove bloghop came along I was pretty happy. I first came up with this recipe a couple months ago and fell in love with it from the first bite. Crisp shortcrust pastry, sweet cherry compote and rich chocolate ganache. I’m not usually a fan of dark chocolate but paired with something sweet I think it works beautifully. Click here for the recipe