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Make Whoopie…

Apparently the cupcake has had its day. There is a new baked goods craze sweeping the nation in the shape of the delightfully named Whoopie Pie which is basically two cake shells filled with flavoured buttercream. They more closely resemble a macaron than a cake and their robust, sturdy squidginess is making them very popular, particularly with those who are put off by the increasing feminisation of the cupcake.

The Times article was picked up by several people on my Facebook feed upon publication and since I had a trip planned to The Hummingbird Bakery the next day, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to sample these delightfully named little numbers. Just call me a trendsetter! Read more

Morcilla and chocolate rabbit with a fluffy mash tail

Conejo En Salsa De Chocolate Con Morcilla

This is a recipe which perfectly chimes with the Easter theme for me –  a chocolate rabbit –  although I actually cooked this in November last year. I found the recipe online when I was trying to pair up rabbit and morcilla (Spanish black pudding) after I found I was in possession of both elements. I believe it originally featured in “The Art of South American Cooking,” by Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, and was republished by Jayne Benet writing in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1992. It’s absolutely fantastic! Read more

(Coffee) bean-age kicks…

Two cups of energy-giving goodness…

It took me a long while to get into the pleasures of coffee… but now I’m a convert to the helping hand that a freshly-made long cup of frothy caffeine can provide first thing in the morning.

It’s Friday, it’s the end of a long week, and I really needed that kick up the keister today. Some might consider it sacrilegious to adulterate coffee beans with chocolate, but for me a good mocha as a pre-breakfast drink is the perfect start to the day. Roll on the weekend…