A LOAFY CHOCOLATE SITUATION (AN ODE TO DKD)

Recipe and images by Fiona Hugues Any young at heart Auckland party goer or night owl student of the nineties will undoubtedly remember DKD café tucked at the back of the Civic Theatre. Named after the trio that started it, Darren, Karen and Derek, I always thought it stood for Decadence Kills Desire. Maybe it […]

Chocolate Kūmara Cake

My long time go-to trick for getting moisture into gluten-free cakes (which are notorious for being dry) is to use fruit or vegetable purees. Here sweet orange kūmara puree not only adds moisture but also a little sweetness too, meaning you can get away with only using a tiny amount of sugar. If you like […]

Chocolate Spheres

Some chocolate, a pastry brush and a silicon mould are all you need for some hands-on fun in the school holidays, homemade Easter treats or a special way to plate a dessert, like Harriet’s Chocolate Mousse. You will need: Chocolate, broken into pieces (200g will make 12, 70mm molds) Silicon moulds (Sweet Pea Parties has […]

Harriet’s How To – Chocolate Mousse

  Chocolate mousse holds a very special place in my heart, or should I say, stomach. I have fond memories of Mum serving up chocolate mousse in her tall sundae glasses with a few berries on top and if we were lucky, a crushed flake. It has consistently been one of my favourite desserts my […]