Chilled Carrot and Hazelnut soup

When I started making the Pea and Mint soup earlier this week I got into the chilled soup groove and decided to give this recipe a go too.  I didn’t find this recipe to be as successful in its execution or flavour balance, although I would definitely use it as a base inspiration for making…

Sandra’s Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I have many memories of cakes baked over the years for birthdays in our family.  If you’ve been following this blog for a while you will have read my story about the Strawberry and Cream Sponge and seen the efforts that went into making the “Monkey Cake“.   I can’t think of a time when…

The Cookbook Guru’s take on Christmas

Christmas is already seeming so far away, but there is time for one last festive post in the form of a little Cookbook Guru roundup on the month that has just come to a close.  December was all about Christmas, about baking and the sweet stuff in our lives. Lady Red Specs started us off…

Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Biscuits

Earlier on the in the year we finally had to capitulate and buy ourselves a new refrigerator.  It had been long overdue but we kept putting it off not seeing anything we liked, and having a very small fridge space in our kitchen, not finding the right size.  So when we bit the bullet, we…

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Banana Muffins

Yup…..once again I have mushy banana’s in need of saving on my kitchen counter.  One would think I am not very good at shopping to our needs….or maybe I have an ulterior plan in place…. So combined with leftover easter chocolate still tempting my household, I thought once again I would turn them into a…