Tuesday, 8 March 2011


When I was little my mother made dessert every night.  She didn't buy fancy ingredients or spend hours baking but it was always there.  Custard, rice pudding, apple crisp, chocolate pudding cake.......mmmm.  It seems we only have dessert if we have company for dinner...except in the summer when strawberries are in season we have strawberry shortcake almost every night.  I'm a strawberry shortcake purist.....tea biscuits for the cake, strawberries  mashed with the potato masher  and real whipping cream...no substitutions.  

This is the cake I made for Valentine's Day

It had 4 layers of chocolate cake, each layer was spread with caramel filling (made with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 1 can sweetened, condensed milk which you melt together and simmer 5 minutes until it turns into thick, caramelly goodness) then the cake was covered with dark chocolate ganache...oh and chocolate dipped strawberries....it didn't last long.

What's your favorite dessert?


  1. That cake sure looks good!! I love a good old fashioned hot fudge sundae... but with a banana on the bottem. Yum.

  2. gorgeous cake! I love bread pudding.