Valentines Day Gourmet Club S’mores

Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Evening, Events, Party Food, S'mores, Strawberries, Valentines Day

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, then look no further. I got in touch with Iona Hart, two sisters from London who specialise in the creation of gourmet marshmallows.  They were lovely enough to send over a batch for this recipe and they are absolutely delicious. I got an assortment, ranging from gingerbread, Nutella and hazelnut to Oreo flavoured marshmallows. I was tempted to go with the Nutella option, but I thought it was too soon before I open a jar of Nutella again (it’s a slippery slope). Oreo took the win on this round.

World Nutella Day: Salted Caramel Truffles

Baking, Caramel, Chocolate, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Evening, Events, Hazelnuts, Nutella, Party Food, Salted Caramel, Snacks, Truffles

So the cool kids at Joy The Store set me up with a challenge to cook up a recipe from their Nutella recipe book especially for world Nutella day. Naturally; challenge accepted.

Australia Day – Lamingtons With Chilli Chocolate

Australia Day, Baking, Cake, Celebration, Chilli, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coconut, Comfort Food, Holidays, Lamington, Snacks

Today is Australia day. The day that the guys from down under celebrate us Brits storming over there in our ships in 1788 by consuming a considerable amount of cake covered in chocolate and coconut and most likely a bag of goon to honour the celebration. If that is enough to send you softly into a food induced coma, then don’t forget to blow up your goon-bag before you topple over so you have a delicious, wine-flavoured pillow to fall asleep on.

Ginger & Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Drinks, Evening, Ginger, hot cocoa

Nothing screams comfort food like Sunday does. Let’s not lie to ourselves, Sunday emits a particularly alluring sentiment towards the element of casually and subconsciously treating yourself to something delicious to stop you from feeling sorry for yourself (while you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians in your pyjamas). Hungover or not; it’s going to happen and what better way to spend a Sunday evening other than sticking a movie on with a choice cup of hot cocoa.