Thursday, 28 March 2013

St Paddy's Day Celebrations - Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

I'd been eyeing the Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes of Brown-Eyed Baker for a little while and decided that St Paddy's day 2013 was the day I would finally make them. So I combined these with the Chocolate Guinness Cake to make for one great St Paddy's day for me!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

St Paddy's Day - Chocolate Guinness Cake

St Paddy's day isn't widely celebrated in South Africa; well, other than university students who will welcome any excuse for a party. Nonetheless, being of Irish descent, I felt like I couldn't let this opportunity to do some baking pass up.

A while ago I made this cake and it was just so delicious and moist. The cream cheese frosting perfectly complements the richness of the Guinness and the chocolate.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

White Chocolate Mousse with Lime

My favourite part of having friends over for dinner, besides quality time with friends, is the chance to make an awesome dessert. I'll spend as little time as possible figuring out the first two courses and then spend days pouring over my recipe books narrowing down the list of exciting possibilities. The latest dinner included a lamb shank main, so I was looking for something that wouldn't be too heavy as a dessert, following such a rich main course. This mousse was just that!

Trixie with her dessert