Christmas, Dessert, Sauces

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

As far as Christmas goes, I still think home-made gifts are the best. None of us really has a fortune to spend on gifts and to be honest, are they truly appreciated? You might say┬áthat home-made presents may┬ánot be appreciated either, but for me, personally, I would far prefer something that someone has taken the… Continue reading Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This past week Winter finally arrived with a vengeance...we've been treated to a very mild Autumn so far, with well below the average rainfall and very moderate temperatures, but we were advised to brace ourselves for a storm with "cyclone-strength winds" which, it turns out, gusted up to 170km/hr along the peninsula where we live.… Continue reading Chocolate M&M Cookies

Fudge, Slices, Sweet

Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge

Fudge can be a tricky treat as you're working with sugar and sugar is not always a willing participant. Sugar needs to reach a very high temperature before it caramelises, but the trickiness is that it can seize/crystalise) and if this happens, I've been known to empty out the pot into the bin and start… Continue reading Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge