Chocolate Cloud Pie/tart


Question: when is it OK to call a tart, a pie? I set out to make a chocolate tart with a light airy filling; in fact it was so airy, it struggled under the weight of the mirror glaze… You can find the recipe for the glaze at this post. So I think I can…

Raspberry and chocolate mousse delight


It’s birthday month in our bubble and I went all out to make S and J’s favourite dessert. Layers are chocolate pate sable biscuit layers, raspberry jelly layers, chocolate and raspberry mousse, with a cocoa mirror glaze, garnished with freeze dried raspberries and gold (!! I did say I went all out!!). It’s deviously straightforward…

Hokey Pokey Japanese Milk Pudding


Lewis Road Creamery has released yet another new limited edition milk. This time it is a classic NZ flavour – hokey pokey. This is marriage between honeycomb and caramel, and it tastes just like the ice cream Kiwis are familiar with. Of course I am going to make a dessert out of it – it’s…

Biscoff Blondie Slice with Burnt Butter Ice Cream


Sometimes all you need is a slice of nutty, buttery, chewy and fudgey baking to brighten up your day. In our case, Lockdown 4.0 has intensified this need and I wanted to make something quick but new at the same time. Our criteria: • nutty, buttery and caramely• soft and chewy• using what we’ve got•…

Banoffee milk and chocolate pudding


Dessert – that was the first thing that came to my mind when I took my sip of the new banoffee milk by Lewis Road Creamery. It had to be with single-origin chocolate so I messaged my friends at Foundry Chocolate for some advice on which of theirs would be great with bananas. Turns out…