Monday, 27 February 2017

Pepperoni and Leek Pizza Braid

Saturday Pizza Night has become a nice little tradition at our house and we love it!! It's relaxing after a long week of work and quite rewarding especially when you have your homemade pizza (and wine, but we won't talk about that now :))

This weekend I wanted to steer away from the traditional open-faced pizza and thought would go with this pizza braid. It was rich, delicious, moreish... Amazing!!

The nice thing is that you can go crazy with your toppings!! Put in whatever your heart desires or whatever you have on hand but I'd say stick with the garlic and parsley oil on top as that adds a tonne of flavour. It seeps nicely into the dough, leaving it super soft.

This recipe also makes for nice leftovers so don't be afraid to double up the recipe.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This cake is a delight!! Soft, chocolaty, indulgent.... Pure bliss!! It doesn't require any flour which is where the lightness (and the name duhh) comes from. 

I first saw it on an old Nigella video recipe and decided to customise it a bit to my liking. 

I'd say it's an absolute showstopper for when you have visitors yet it's so easy to put together. I made it with my 2 year old and he thoroughly enjoyed helping, especially at the end... Decorating a cake with a little one is so much fun!!

What we really liked is the chocolate base going so well with the soft whipped cream but adding the berries and fresh mint on top takes it to a completely different cloud like level. I opted for raspberries on top but any berry you have on hand will absolutely do.

Now go ahead, get baking and treat yourself!!