Easter Chocolate Cream Pie with Strawberries

What a better way to celebrate Easter than with chocolate! This pie is rich and full of dark chocolate flavour, off-set with sweet whipped cream and strawberries. The pastry base is a basic butter crust. I won’t bother with a recipe, as I think I’ve written about it before. The great thing about this time…

Super classic chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are so simple, and it doesn’t even matter how well each step is followed.  The important part of a good cookie is the butter/sugar ratio and the final consistency of the dough before cooking. And if all ingredients are mixed! My girls love to help mix the dough, though most of the consuming…

Easter Friday Chocolate Pavlova with vanilla custard and caramel sauce

This recipe is an alternative to one found on Delicious by Katie Quinn Davies, mainly because the original called for spiced pears (which I’m so-so about) and mascarpone (which I didn’t have on hand).  This is a relatively simple (yet time consuming) recipe.  The result is 3 layers of absolute yum. Ingredients Pavlova 1 Tb…

Chocolate chip cookies

My girls always help me make these. Simple. 1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup white sugar1 egg1 Tb vanilla extract1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 cup flour2/3 cup dark chocolate chips Mix the butter and sugar until blended well. Add egg and vanilla and mix again. Add baking soda and salt and mix…

Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies with coconut

I loved these as a kid. Heat in a saucepan until boiling:2 cups sugar4 Tb cocoa100 g (4 oz) dark chocolate150 g butter (1 stick)1/2 milk Once boiling, turn off the heat and mix with:1 cup peanut butter1 Tb vanilla extract2 cups oatmeal2 cups shredded coconut Spoon the mix onto wax paper and let cool….