Chocolate Brandy Torte

Chocolate Brandy Torte

On Valentine’s Day I put on my baking mitts and got to work. While neither Neil nor I are obsessed with the commercialised “special” day we thought it wouldn’t hurt to treat ourselves to something sweet. What I loved most about this cake was its contrast. Outside it was cracked, hard and almost crunchy and […]

White & Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunks

White & Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunks

Warning: This turns brainy and docile old ladies into scatty, hyperactive big kids. Let me explain. The annual Hockley Scrabble Christmas party was coming up and I volunteered to make my favourite chocolate cake. As luck would have it, a few days before the event our old and half-useless oven gave in and with its […]