Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

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I can’t believe that this is the first ever brownie post to appear on this blog – I’m a complete sucker for all things chocolate so this go to recipe ticks all the boxes. Soft, fudgy, gooey and stacked with milk and white chocolate, it’s a recipe that never lets me down.

Brownies are a super versatile dessert, serve with cream or chop into pieces and make your very own ice cream sundae complete with strawberries and chocolate sauce. I was making these brownies as a gift to give to colleagues as part of a hamper so I simply placed them into cellophane bags, wrapped around a little ribbon and voila – perfect little gift bags of chocolate heaven.

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Chocolate Swirl Buns

Last weekend I was immersed in the vortex of YouTube – you know those moments where you’re intending to watch just one video but end up 2 hours later still glued to the screen? Yup. That was me. However, there was one positive that came out of my marathon YouTube viewing – I came across Donal Skehan’s channel. He has a plethora of easy to follow recipe videos on his channel including both cooking and baking – and he’s not bad on the eye too making the videos that much more enjoyable to watch ;).

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Over the summer I finally got to tick off one of my “to do’s” from my list – a trip to Brighton! I’ve haven’t been to Brighton in years so was super excited to finally be able to appreciate the sea and shops now that I’m older. It was a lovely day of aimlessly wondering around the town whilst basking in the rarely seen sun.

Now I can sense the confusion already – how on earth does Brighton relate to Chocolate Chip Muffins?? Well, whilst in Brighton I picked up these super cute paper muffin cases from a independent shop in the lanes. I fell in love with the pink polka dot pattern immediately and couldn’t wait to use them.

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Dessert Table #1

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I’m a big fan of dessert tables – give me a reason for a party and I’ll be the first person to jump up to create a table filled with desserts to fit the theme.

I think it makes the perfect addition to any party and I’m a sucker for taking something simple and transforming it to look pretty. Having a dessert table helps to give the room a focal point and keeps the guests waiting eagerly and on their toes till the table opens up!

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Chocolate Mousse Cups

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I had a very successful “no bake” baking weekend last weekend. I made a number of desserts from scratch which required no oven time at all. I was suddenly lumbered with throwing a very last minute Valentine’s party so needed to whip up some desserts which required minimal effort and time. Home made desserts in under 30 mins, what more could you want?

These cheat bakes are perfect for those that want to satisfy their baking craving (is that a thing?) but don’t want to spend hours baking and slaving over an oven.

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Devil’s Food Cake

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I’ve said it time and time again but I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for chocolate based desserts. I lose all willpower when chocolate comes into the equation. My lose weight resolution goes out the window, my healthy eating motto disappears and before I know it I’ve got more chocolate cake stuffed down my throat than Bruce from Matilda.

So when I saw this Devil’s food cake recipe on Nigella’s website, I just could not resist. The sheer amount of chocolate had me salivating before I’d even begun baking. I’m not normally a massive fan of making sandwiched/tiered cakes, but since one of my new year goals was to venture out a little more with my baking, there was no way I couldn’t give this a go.

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