Archives for chocolate


Roast and Conch Leeds

There is a magical place in Leeds that’s made out of chocolate…..

Well maybe ‘made’  is the wrong term  but it may surprise you to learn that they do indeed make their own chocolate on site.

it's all about cocoa

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England Rugby Cake

Parents have a tendency of being immensely proud of what you do, both my parents are avid readers of my blog and can not help telling everyone about it (which I do love although it does make me feel a little embarrassed).

Anyway, my dad found out one of his work colleagues were in need of a birthday cake and offered my services.

I do love a good cake challenge but as sport (and sport cake) are not my forte, I really did not know where to start.

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Baking outside the box

I consider myself to be a pretty good baker, very happy to try my hand at anything. When I was younger I used to really enjoy a good baking challenge.

My Mum loves to remind me of the time I made her all butter croissants from scratch for Mother’s day and when I made her, her favorite dessert, Black forrest gâteaux as a surprise.

The thing is over the last couple of years I have felt that I have not really challenged myself to do something different baking wise. Last week I was a post about World Baking Day, so I visited the site to see what it was all about.

There were over 100 different cake recipes, from  very basic muffins at level one to complex cream puff masterpieces at level 100.

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