In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen is a monthly story which enables participants to share what's going on in their kitchen each month. The host of the series is the lovely Maureen from Orgasmic Chef. This month is a little quiet in my kitchen but I thought I would share anyway. In my kitchen is a big bowl of Continue reading

Ensaimada Filipino Style Brioche

Ensaimada Filipino Style Brioche

The Daring Bakers is and international cooking forum which chooses a cooking challenge each month for members to attempt.  This month's challenge was "Tubular and Coiled Treats" set by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.  The examples given were the Spanish Ensaimada and the Romanian Kürtőskalács Continue reading

Pasta with Jam GISHWHES

Pasta with Jam GISHWHES

Occasionally in the course of writing food and restaurant reviews one meal will really stand out from the others. Usually this is due to the chef excelling above all my expectations, and I will quickly tell readers of my experience. Gourmet Getaways mission statement is that we sample everything Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Ombre Cake

Chocolate Caramel Ombre Cake

I am starting to notice a theme in my desserts.  The dominant flavour is the chocolate and caramel combination. So when the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop announced the theme as Ombre, I knew I wanted to make and ombre cake using these flavours. What is ombre? It the effect you get when you Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Please excuse my generalisation but Americans seem to be in love with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Now I like peanut butter, I will occasionally spread a piece of toast with a generous scoop of the crunchy variety, but it's not my "go to" Continue reading

Compost Christmas Cookies

Compost Christmas Cookies

What a strange name, "Compost Christmas Cookies." The original compost cookie was the brainchild of Momofuku Cafe. They're so named because they have a random mix of sweet and savoury ingredients all thrown together. I've made compost cookies before but today I wanted to do a Christmas Cookie Continue reading

Halloween Candy Corn Brownie

Halloween Candy Corn Brownie

Can you feel the eerie change in the air?? October is the month of all hallows evening, the night the undead are able to wander the earth, and souls are at mortal risk. Never fear, the Chocolate Party has treats to appease these unfriendly spirits. This month "The Chocolate Party" theme is Continue reading

Momofuku Compost Cookies

Momofuku Compost Cookies

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand” – Anonymous. With that thought in mind the theme of this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is "Cookie Monster" We were challenged to share a favourite recipe, a recipe that see's the cookie jar emptied in record time. This challenge Continue reading

Mocha & Macadamia Double Choc Brownies

Mocha & Macadamia Double Choc Brownies

Hi everyone and welcome to another month of the Chocolate Party. This months challenge was to make a chocolate treat using coffee as the complimentary ingredient. I love my morning cup of coffee but this challenge was a difficult one. I am the only household member who is addicted to the Continue reading

Momofuku Crack Pie – Daring Bakers

Momofuku Crack Pie – Daring Bakers

Each month I have every intention of joining the Daring Bakers Challenge and creating a baked masterpiece. Sometimes things go to plan, and I participate and make something divine... and sometimes they don't. This month the challenge is to revisit a former Daring Baker Challenge and follow the Continue reading

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