I’m riffing off one of my favourite childhood cookie recipes this week and lemme tell ya, these cookies disappeared so quickly – we couldn’t stop snacking on them! I’ve used small bar-one chunks as the add-in here and they go deliciously chewy and gooey in the oven.
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The cake theme continues! Not only did I celebrate 10 years of Cupcakes and Couscous last month, but my daughter also celebrated her 11th birthday, yay! I am also thrilled to let you know that we have just completed the photography for the book (whoop whoop!) and the images are looking fantastic. I am so blessed to be working with an incredible team who have helped me to bring the recipes to life in such a beautiful way. All I can say is that I’m more excited than ever to share this book with you later in the year. So there has definitely been lots to celebrate lately.
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A big anniversary calls for a big cake, and this is certainly one for the books… Cupcakes and Couscous turns 10 this month!! I’m not sure where 10 years went, it’s wild, but I do remember starting out on this blogging journey having to figure things out as I went along. I honestly had no idea whether anyone would bother reading my little blog and had so much to learn about photography, websites, etc. etc. Luckily, soon after starting I connected with some local food bloggers who welcomed me into the fray and were so supportive from the get-go. I worked hard to improve my photography skills and post new recipes regularly. Since then I have published 375 posts, launched a freelance career, met so many lovely members in the creator community and learnt a HUGE amount. I’m grateful for every part of the journey so far.
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With so many of my favourite treats in one title this dessert just has to be amazing, right? It was also World Nutella Day earlier this week (so worthy of a food holiday) and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner this seemed like the perfect recipe to post this week.
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The finish line is in sight and holidays are nearly here! Some of you may already be enjoying your year end break, yippee! I thought I’d finish up the year with a simple festive treat that I’m sure you’ll love – especially if you enjoy a peanut butter and chocolate combo as much as me. These cute little stars could be served as an after dinner treat or given as an edible Christmas gift, if you can bear to part with them.
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Here’s a small nod to the festive season without me getting too Christmassy on you…for now. *wink* No Christmas is complete without a gingerbread flavoured bake, and (me being me) I decided to try and make a chocolate version of my favourite gingerbread cake. It worked so well that I had to share the recipe here.
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This easy loaf cake is simple enough to whip up as a last minute tea time treat, and you can have a bit of fun creating a swirled effect with the vanilla and chocolate batters. It’s made with ingredients that I always have on hand, love that! Let’s not forget the simple mocha glaze that goes on top (scroll down for a close up of that drip!), I’m here for all of it.
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These clouds of sweet deliciousness have a crisp shell but will melt in your mouth. For a change I tried making these meringues with muscovado sugar instead of castor sugar as I usually do. I love using muscovado sugar in my baking because of the wonderful caramel flavour it adds and so I was keen to see how it would work in a batch of meringues – they turned out great!
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