Hazelnut Dulcey Protein Bombs

By the gods, it’s been a while between drinks blog posts cookies … So, my oven is still technically kaput.  But lately, I’ve had the most awesome good luck in bypassing its worst foibles.  Stuff like random changes in temperature of the kind that some would attribute to supernatural causes but the scientifically minded (such…

Crazy about Nutella

You all know I love chocolate and hazelnuts.  It is by far my most favourite food combination ever.  In the universe.   Judging by the Nutella body of evidence, most of the world seems to concur. If you have been around this blog long enough or, at least, have paid attention, you also know I…

A New Year and More Macarons

I think I’m quietly going mad at the moment.  Although, perhaps not as quietly as I imagine, most days 😉 My head is filled with flavours, textures and recipe ideas for new chocolates, recipe ideas for a cookbook, ideas for protein bar flavours, ideas for this blog!  All this is distracting me as I am…

Gianduja Ice Cream

Gianduja.  It’s so quintessentially Italian, it’s almost a national flavour emblem.  It would be tantamount to treason for an Italian to dislike the heady combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.  Consider the place that Nutella‡ has in the Italian national psyche … The origin of the name comes from a character in Italy’s Commedia dell’ Arte,…

Yuzu and Hazelnut Torte

On occasion, life unloads a truckload of lemons on you and it sucks.  Trying to get a decent shot of this spectacular cake in all its glory was just such an exercise in total suckage. Total photography fail. But on the upside … a TOTAL TORTE SUCCESS. Plenty of citrus goodness here but no lemons. …