Saturday, February 15, 2014
Fact: This chocolate mousse has no cream in it.
I know right? Mind blowing.
There had been a lot of water cooler chatter about chocolate mousse recipes at work in the last little bit. Debs had been trialling out chocolate mousse recipes for dinner parties and the lovely Shanti had recently made the Hervé This Chocolate and Water Mousse. I had chocolate mousse on my brain.
I wasn't brave enough to tackle the chocolate and water mousse (maybe next time) but it did set me on the track to find a not-so-sinful-but-still-decadent chocolate mousse recipe.
Enter the celebrated Raymond Blanc OBE and his Chocolate Mousse Maman Blanc.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! Happy Lunar New Year!
Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness in 2014.
Hope you have a smooth course through the rest of the year and may your year of the Horse be a galloping success!
Posted by Nessie @ bakingequalslove at 12:42 AM
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I think I've lost my baking mojo.
This is the first weekend we've had at home since the middle of December. We've been jetting up and down the country for tramping, Christmas, and weddings and somewhere along the line I think my baking mojo went on holiday.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year awesome people!
Here's to a happy, healthy, yum-filled 2014!
Ended the year with the most epic Argentinian barbeque New Year's Eve party. Big slabs of beef, short ribs, sausages, black pudding, chicken, and even sweetbreads sizzling over glowing embers and served with zesty chimichurri sauce.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Make peanut butter caramel fudge - tick
Bake shortbread - tick
Bake sweet potato pie - tick
Make salad and grab meat for the barbie - tick
Wrap presents - tick
Go to Midnight Mass - tick
Crank up the Christmas carols on the stereo - tick
Make sure tummy is ready for the eatathon ahead - tick tick tick
Now all there's left to do is to wish you all the merriest of Christmases!!
Wishing you and your whanau love, joy, and deliciousness this festive season.
Hope you get to spend it in the company of friends, family, and loved ones.
Whatever is beautiful and meaningful for you, and whatever brings you happiness, may it be yours this Christmas.
Wishing you a togethery and remembery Christmas filled with love.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Leaving your Christmas baking till last minute too?
We've just come back from an epic five day tramping trip down in Nelson Lakes which meant we had to be really organised early on for Christmas this year or we'd have to do everything last minute.
Three guesses for which option ended up happening.
Luckily, I had an inkling we might not get our act together and tried out this recipe for Cinnamon Shortbread the Baking for Hospice Christmas round beforehand just so I had some last minute Christmas baking ideas up my sleeve.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Not to get all Nigella on you or anything but this stuff is like crack. (Too soon??)
It’s creamy, salty-sweet, peanutty perfection. And so gosh darn addictive it really should be illegal. Oh, and did I mention it only takes like 10 minutes to make? Stop it!
I made it for the Baking for Hospice Christmas round just been and found myself “tasting” a substantial amount of it. Just to quality check it of course.
I don't even usually like fudge. Usually it's too sweet and crumbly and just like eating a sugar cube, but these puppies are chewy and creamy and the peanut butter gives it a salty sweet edge making them ridiculously easy to eat.
To be honest I just could not stop shovelling this stuff into my face. Yes, I went a bit nuts over it.
Peanut Butter Caramel Fudge, why you so good?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This great little stocking filler is a veritable journey around the world.
The recipe is a bit of a mash up: part Pan de higo or Spanish fig cake, part Chinese New Year date and walnut candy and part English brandy balls.
You could call these UN balls.