Hazelnut Baci di Dama

Christmas cookies are a must in my family. Every year my mum and I bake tons of cookies for friends, collegues and relatives: we make a variety of Italian and German cookies and back them in cute jars. Unfortunately sometimes there is just no time to bake 5 different varieties of cookies (thank you end of term exams!). Baci di Dama are a perfect solution for a last minute home-made Christmas gift: their are easy to make, delicous and the cutest! They are originally from the region of Piemonte in Northern Italy and are made with almonds ans dark chocolate. However this recipe uses milk chocolate and hazelnut instead (you can swap for any kind of chocolate for fun)! The dough is better when chilled overnight but one hour can be enugh if you are in a hurry! Recipe 1 stick butter … [Read more...]

Mini chocolate & coconut mini eclairs

A few years ago I was working in a pastry shop that mainly sold éclairs. There were about a billion different flavours and 3 sizes: the regular one, the tiny one and the small one, known as "baby" éclair. Needless to say, baby éclairs were my favourite, aside from having the cutest name in the world, they also have the perfect size for snacking and trying different flavours. These baby/mini éclairs are filled with whipped coconut cream and chocolate ganache. They're also dipped into melted chocolate. And sprinkled with flaked coconut. And da-da! the cutest and most delicious French dessert is ready to be devoured! Notes: You can freeze the (piped) choux pastry and bake it when you are ready (no need for defrosting). Choux pastry recipes usually suggest to … [Read more...]

Small Batch Pumpkin Cookie Dough Energy Bites (GF and Vegan)

  Hands on those of you who love energy balls but who don't actually need that much energy to fuel their mid-morning coffee breaks! Either because you are sitting at a desk all day (i.e. me) or because you can easily get addicted to those delicious sweet bites (i.e. also me). However, we still energy to fuel our (supposedly) intense intellectual effort, just in smaller quantities. This recipe is my go-to snack for revision time: it comes together in five minutes, it's not excessively sweet and only makes enough bites to fuel your brain correctly! You can also double or tripe the recipe if you are not revising/working alone. Add in any extra ingredient you wish to (seeds and nuts are a good idea) and substitute coconut flour with almond/cashew powder to experiment a … [Read more...]

Skillet S’mores Mini Dessert Recipe

When you can't swing a bonfire or face the mess of traditional s'mores, these skillet s'mores are the perfectly portioned desserts. Whether you want to make them during the middle of the heat of summer or in the dead of winter, this mini dessert is easy to whip up and will satisfy those cravings. Use the graham crackers to dip into the marshmallows and melted chocolate. This gives you all the S'mores yumminess with the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers together, without a bonfire! Brilliant! Mini Skillet S'mores from From Brazil To You Ingredients 60% cacao chocolate chips marshmallows low-fat honey graham crackers [sc:adsense ] How-To In an oven safe container (I used mini skillets), line the bottom with chocolate chips. Broil in the oven until … [Read more...]

Chocolate Monster Tarts

If you were looking for a quick, delicious and absolutely terrifying treat for your Halloween party, you just found it. These mini chocolate tarts are the so dark! Put together a cookie crust, a simple chocolate ganache, and some whipped cream and you will have the cutest Halloween treat on the planet that will please everyone! No oven needed and they are ready in less than two hours! Ideally, you should make these in a mini silicon muffin mold but any small round shaped tin will do (just make sure to line the tin with baking paper if it’s is an iron tin otherwise the tarts will be tricky to unmold). You can also make a large tart and cut out small tarts using a round cutter (neatness of the tarts will depend on your cookie cutter quality, obviously mine wasn’t very good eh.). Double, … [Read more...]

Melted Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Float

It's hard to drink hot coffee during those sweltering summer months. Milkshakes, slushies and ice cream floats become frequent lingo. Let's combine them! When you pour hot coffee on top of chocolate chip ice cream, the coffee instantly cools and in the process, melts the chocolate chips in the ice cream. Melted coffee chocolate ice cream float. Genius! Can I have one every day? This coffee float is such a quick way to satisfy the sweet tooth and get your caffeine too! For the children, you can always pour hot chocolate instead of coffee on the ice cream. You can also be creative with the flavor of ice cream. I'm just partial to the melted chocolate chips. What flavor of ice cream would you choose to be in your float? [sc:adsense ] Melted Chocolate Coffee … [Read more...]