Mini Christmas puddings

Christmas withdrawal is setting in and we’re all left with our fair share of leftovers! Leftover Christmas pudding soaked in a few extra shots of dark rum topped with a decadent dollop of dark chocolate these mini Christmas puddings or rum balls are heavenly! Christmas isn’t complete without these lovelies in my home. Over the years…

Winter fruit galettes

All the goodness of berries, plums and apples enveloped in a rustic flaky blanket of pastry! With the exhaustion of Christmas setting in, yet that excitement of a New Year looming around the corner, an assortment of fruit galettes is as easy as it gets with dessert! All you need is some pastry, a bunch…

Guava pâte de fruit

Christmas at home isn’t complete without these blush red bites and the intoxicating fragrance of guavas! All those hours stirring viscous, bubbling molten fruit pulp and sugar culminate into this simple and festive pâte de fruit or guava cheese as most of us know it. This one is made almost all natural without any artificial additives such…

Candied orange slices

Keeping it simple with these sugar-coated citrus slices dunked in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with Himalayan salt. They’re perfectly candied, zesty and chewy with just enough bite and taste even better paired with chocolate. Perfect holiday giveaways to bump up that sugar rush if you’re looking to switch it up from the traditional Christmas cookies! PREPARATION TIME: 2 hours, excluding…

Raspberry & dark chocolate galettes

Rustic golden brown pastry infused with citrus and cinnamon enveloping all the gooeyness of gorgeous red raspberries and melted dark chocolate is what these little pockets of heaven are made of. All the comfort flavours you need this festive season when you’re short on time: berries, chocolate and citrus, my ultimate trilogy of flavour combinations!…

Cacao Almond Smoothie

A rich chocolate smoothie with the nutty flavour of almond butter and a hint of citrus.  All the goodness of a decadent hot chocolate at Christmas but a lot more healthy! If’ve you’ve indulged in one too many holiday drinks switch it up with some healthy alternatives, it’s still chocolate at it’s best! PREPARATION TIME: 5…

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Dark and robust, with an intense flavour of ginger, a subtle hint of spice and the sweetness of molasses; that’s exactly what you want your perfect holiday gingerbread to be! You could be biting off someone’s head, nibbling your way through a Christmas tree or gluing together an elaborate gingerbread house, as long as it tastes delicious…

Christmas tree Linzer cookies

Citrus, spice and everything nice is all you need at Christmas! Almond shortbread infused with orange zest and cinnamon, put together with a heavenly tart raspberry preserve and dusted with icing sugar make for a perfect combination of flavours for the Christmas edition of these Linzer cookies. These are an adaptation of Linzertorte, a traditional Austrian dessert…

Cacao berry smoothie bowl

Chocolate for breakfast? Why not! Cacao and raspberries make this a perfectly indulgent yet healthy breakfast smoothie bowl. Combined with the goodness of oats and creaminess of frozen bananas, it’s fibrous, packed with antioxidants and will leave you feeling full up. What better excuse than to start your day with some dessert! INGREDIENTS (serves 1) For smoothie…

Date & Cacao Bliss Balls

Dates, espresso and chocolate make the perfect amalgamation of flavours that’s sure to boost up your energy with every bite of these bliss balls! Experimenting with a variety of nut butters, seeds, cacao nibs, protein powders, you can change it up all you want and can’t really go wrong. This one’s a quick-fix recipe with a whole lot…

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A moist lemon sponge speckled with green zucchini and generously drizzled with a tangy, zesty lemon glaze makes for a perfect summer loaf. Sure, it isn’t summer anymore but if you love citrus, this one makes a lovely simple sponge. Let’s get to the strange bit, zucchini in a dessert? The thought of that made me cringe a bit as…

Halloween dark chocolate cookies

It’s that time of the year when you’re counting the days to Christmas, but you’re a bit Halloween obsessed as well and you don’t want the madness to end! These easy-to-bake, dark and decadent chocolate cookies are perfect for Halloween, a simple treat you can bake in batches and then go a bit crazy with the icing. You can make…