Tag: chocolate


Chocolate banana cake Dine in

For some reason I always end up with a sizeable supply of peeled banana soldiers in ziplock bags waiting patiently to be called into service. During the summer months this isn’t a problem as one of my favourite quick breakfasts is a frozen banana smoothie with the optional additions of oats/chia seeds and milo/frozen berries. Winter isn’t really the weather for frozen drinks and my freezer was overrun with bananas so I decided to make a cake. Yes a banana cake. Not banana bread. Bread has yeast. Cake does not. Why do people insist on calling it banana cake? It...

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Chocolate chip cookies with oats, banana and coconut Dine in

It’s a good idea to have a few biscuit recipes in your back pocket (or recipe book) as they are so quick to pull together and often with ingredients you already have in the pantry. I had a couple of browning bananas so I doubled this recipe and with one bowl and about 20 minutes I had warm chocolate chip cookies – delicious! I probably shouldn’t have made them before dinner though… warm cookies straight from the oven are irresistible. Ingredients 1 very ripe medium banana 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup plain flour...

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Scrumptious chocolate and yoghurt cake Dine in

There is something so comforting about a piece of moist chocolate cake, still slightly warm from the oven and covered in a buttercream icing. Partnered with a cup of tea and a good book, it’s a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Depending on how good the book is, I may treat myself to a second slice of cake because I think cake is always best on the day you bake it. That’s how I justify a second slice to myself anyway. I do freeze the surplus, as there is only so much cake two can eat. A slice of cake...

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