Finding my Mojo

For as long as I can remember, in time off stress and or deep loss, I have retreated to the kitchen, for sanctuary, sanity and safety.  But for the last few months, there has been no inventing, no offering up my cakes as humble gifts for those I admire, love and cherish.  I didn’t bake…

Desserts in jars

Normally I’m not one to bow to peer pressure, or worry too much about the fashions of the day, but in this instance I just couldn’t help myself. Desserts in jars.  They are far too cute, and the presentation looks amazing.  There is an added bonus, since there are individual servings, I can’t go back…

Do it once, do it right. No pressure ….

It’s easily enough done, to be scared of doing something for years because you thought it was too hard. Crème Brûlée.  I had seen so many disasters on TV shows where the custard had split and it was more like scrambled eggs, or the sugar had not been mixed in and had made the texture…

Desserts CAN be healthy, AND taste good at the same time

I’m sorry for the radio silence, over the weekend, I kept telling myself that I should really make the time to sit down and write a post, however the weekend seemed to just disappear, and I REALLY have no idea where it went!  I can tell you what though, I truly feel like I need…

Maybe I over dramatised the Pana Cotta a bit.

For years I have put off trying to make Pana Cotta, I assumed for such a decadent dessert it would be too hard, lots of custard making and then the un-molding, oy oy oy, so I didn’t even look at a recipe.  I have eaten Pana Cotta before, it’s fantastic, and it’s one of my…

Chocolate Mousse 2 ways

My husband LOVES chocolate mousse, so for special occasions and when I just feel like spoiling him I’ll whip up a batch.  Now I’m a little bit odd, I like my mousse VERY chocolatey and with flakes of chocolate through it rather than smooth and velvety, so I have adapted the recipe found in Sweet Food to…