Death by Chocolate Cake from Mary Berry

This cake was one I had my eye on for a while, simply because of the name. But, as the old adage goes, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover and the name turned out to be a little more than the cake could deliver. It’s a good cake and the icing is actually¬†…

Lebkuchen Hearts from Marian Keyes

Having recently celebrated an Oktoberfest dinner at home with friends, I needed something traditionally German to end our meals, but nothing as hugely filling as the Black Forest Cake, which is the German cake to end all cakes. Although these are traditionally Christmas cookies (and Marian Keyes tells a charming tale of receiving a 20cm…

Chocolate-Banana Bread from Nigella Lawson

This chocolate-banana bread recipe is simply a chocolate version of Nigella’s banana bread; one of the first recipes I ever posted, or baked for that matter. As promised, I have indeed made it time and time again. Whenever there are ripening bananas in my house, there is bound to be banana bread. Not that you…

Chocolate Quakes

I like making biscuits for work; I find they are more popular than a cake or muffins. Often I don’t know what to make, and I will select a cookbook from my shelf and browse until something takes my fancy. One Sunday afternoon, I picked up The Essential New York Times Cook Book from my…