I’m heading back to 2012 and a post I wrote about the looming cocoa crisis which fortunately came to nothing. But in the interests of all things chocolate, I thought it was worth a revisit. I hate to be the bearer of bad news so… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: There’s no such thing as too much”
I’ve previously shared a recipe for a chocolate cake made with red wine and olive oil. This time I wanted to make one more reminiscent of that wonderful marriage of hazelnuts and chocolate, and this is it. It’s a cake with the intense flavour… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake”
Today I’m looking once more at one of our well-known and well-loved local companies, Confiserie Florian, which is celebrating its centenary, the French Riviera’s ultimate sweet tooth paradise, run by the 4th generation of the Fuchs family. To some of you that name will… Continue Reading “French fancies: Confiserie Florian”
It’s been a tough 12 months plus for everyone but at least we can enjoy some chocolate this weekend!
Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about chocolate. And you don’t have to be a child to enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny. What better excuse to indulge in a little of the sweet stuff? While… Continue Reading “Heavenly Chocolate”
To those of you who celebrate Easter – enjoy! To those of you that don’t, well you’re going to have to find another excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate. Good luck with that! Weather permitting, my beloved and I will be out and… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – Easter”
Hands up who doesn’t love brownies? Thought so! This is a recipe from Hannah Grant’s The Grand Tour Cook Book that I’ve tweaked and have cooked for numerous professional cyclists. It’s universally popular and, according to my beloved, is my best brownie recipe ever.… Continue Reading “The Musette: Brownies”
I hate to be the bearer of bad news so soon after the festive season but, start stockpiling chocolate, a cocoa crisis is looming. Yes, according to the scaremongers, chocolate will soon be considered as luxurious as caviar, and just as expensive. Those City boys… Continue Reading “There’s no such thing as too much”