Cakes, Dessert, Slices

Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Something strange happened the other day - I found myself on the couch, with remote in hand and absolute silence. I have to admit I had a mild rush of panic wondering what to do with myself as the notion of holding the remote, let alone having the house entirely to myself is definitely out… Continue reading Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Cakes, Christmas, Slices

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

I know it's only the last day of November, but with Christmas just around the corner and so many shops already bursting with decorations, I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas ideas. A number of friends have already put their trees up too, but I try to get… Continue reading Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Afghan Biscuits

Yesterday we went to the Auckland Home Show. The weather was forecast to be miserable and the traffic and parking at these types of shows is always a nightmare, but my dear husband decided that it was time to go. You see, we have a few ideas for home renovations and these shows are always great to… Continue reading Afghan Biscuits

Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Chocolate Marshmallow Slices

Today I want to honour a woman I used to work with many years ago. She is vivacious, beautiful and full of life. At the time, I was completely intimidated by her and her overwhelming energy and enthusiasm and was at a point in my life when I was learning about me. Who I was, what… Continue reading Chocolate Marshmallow Slices

Cakes

Chocolate Swiss Roll

I have been wanting to try making a Swiss Roll for ages and for some reason, I have been quite nervous of the rolling up part. They are known to crack if you aren't super careful and follow the instructions to a T - no messing about with the steps here I'm afraid - except… Continue reading Chocolate Swiss Roll

Cakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

No birthday party is complete without a cake, and as June is Chocolate Goose's 1st birthday, it seemed appropriate to bring out the big guns and celebrate with this deliciously smooth Chocolate Cake. I have to admit, I was in a desperate chocolate mood and this recipe will soothe even the most ardent lover of… Continue reading Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Dessert, Easter, Slices, Sweet

Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

This has got to be one of my favourite treats to bake and of course, to eat. Growing up, I was never fond of Brownies, in fact, I tried to avoid them at all cost , but the older I got and as my penchant for chocolate increased - especially dark chocolate - I turned… Continue reading Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

Easter, Slices, Sweet

Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

I have to be honest and admit I've only made this once, but it has got to be just about the easiest non-baked treat I've come across. A friend recently shared the original link on Facebook (you can follow Chocolate Goose on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chocolategoose?ref=hl\) and it looked so delicious I had to give it a… Continue reading Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

Dessert, Sweet

Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova

Last weekend I celebrated a milestone birthday and had a wonderful party, joined by many of the friends we've made in this lovely place we now call home. Being me, of course there had to be a cake, but being summer, a fresh dessert was also called for. The original recipe is from Nigella Lawson's… Continue reading Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Chocolate Banoffee Stacks

Why is food such a big part of our celebrations? Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad it is as I absolutely love food, but it seems that we as a human race can't get together without sharing in the love of munching on something delicious. No matter what religion, nationality or creed you belong… Continue reading Chocolate Banoffee Stacks