Ultra Yummy Chocolate Cake

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I don’t really know when a chocolate cake becomes a devil’s food cake, but here is my chocolate cake that I think could pass as a devil’s food cake. It’s rich, moist and very chocolatey. This is my go to cake for chocolate celebration cakes too. Continue reading “Ultra Yummy Chocolate Cake”

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Rocky Road

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Who doesn’t like a rocky road? All that chocolaty goodness with the chewy marshmallows and the soft crunch of biscuits all in one bite.

You can add almost anything to a rocky road to give it extra crunch, chewiness or added flavour.

I found myself buying more mini eggs after Easter, purely because they had been reduced and I simply couldn’t help myself. Continue reading “Rocky Road”

Butter Making

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Have you ever made your own butter?

If the answer is no read on to find out how easy it is and you don’t even need any special equipment, just a clean jam jar with lid and a pot of double cream!

You can flavour your butter with just about anything you want, my favourites are: garlic, herbs and honey and of course plain.

Making butter is also a great way to use up leftover cream or cream that has almost outstayed its welcome in the fridge (i.e. cream that has reached it best before date).

You will need:

  • 300ml of Double CreamIMG_3248
  • Clean Jam Jar (454g size) with a securely fitting lid.
  • 1tbsp of the flavouring of your choice: Garlic, Honey, Herbs etc… (if you are going for Garlic I find just one large clove is sufficient).

Method:

  • Pour the double cream into the jam jar.
  • If you want flavoured butter add the garlic, honey or herbs.
  • Secure the lid tightly.
  • Shake the cream until it separates. You will end up with a blob of butter surrounded in an off white watery liquid.
  • Pour the liquid out of the jar (this is buttermilk and you can reserve this for baking with later).
  • Shake again just to ensure as much of the buttermilk is extracted. Pour this out.
  • Scoop the butter out of the jar and into the dish you wish to serve it in. I put mine into a ramekin.
  • Cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

You don’t have to add any flavourings to your butter it will be gorgeous plain.

It doesn’t get any better then homemade crumpets with homemade butter – Oh so yummy!