Moist banana – chocolate cake

This summer in the Netherlands is a true one. Those who have been living here the previous ones they understand what I am talking about. Sun, warmth, blue sky, warmth, blue sky, sun, sun, sun.. And together with all this you simply get: relaxed mood, more smiling faces, nice light summer clothes, cocktails in the…

Fondant with dates and cacao

Once upon a time there was a date. A humble, simple date with a bit of weird shape, dark color and a seed in the middle, for sure not saying much compared to a piece of chocolate. However, as years go by there is a time that you appreciate and search for fresh, simple, pure,…

Hazelnut cake

‘What about love? Where did it go? It’s just over?’ When I had all these questions some years ago, nobody could really give me answer. At least not one that I could accept at the moment. It’s when pain, anger and finally fear takes you over. And what you are afraid of is if somebody…

Chocolate truffles

Not sure what to write here. I mean, it’s chocolate, how can you go wrong with that? You can’t. In fact you can ‘go’ a lot of ways: cacao, cinnamon, coconut, grated biscuit. Even if you are 10 years old or someone who never cooked something before you cannot mess this up. This truffles will melt in…

Cacao Festival

When it comes to chocolate I am always alerted. A while ago, I’ve found a Cacao Festival in Amsterdam and when I went through the event description I saw that there would be 80 different cacao/chocolate stands there. Of course I’ve wasted no time thinking whether I’m going or not. Together with my friend Claudia,…

Marble cake

Marble cake is what you make when you: want to please yourself and others, need some comfort food, need a nice smell for your home, want to empty your head of thoughts and cool down, want a treat for your guests, want a good looking cake lying around your kitchen, want to have a proper all inclusive…

Chocolate cake

This chocolate cake is for those well prepared for it.. Meaning those who love chocolate, love desserts, love enjoying things to the edge like extra dose of cocoa-butter-powder sugar altogether exploding in your mouth.. Seriously, if you’re not in to extreme situations don’t try that!!  This is one of these tall cakes that are relatively wet…

Spicy chocolate

When Juliette Binoche in Chocolat serves a ‘different’ chocolate drink to Judi Dench the latter remains speechless. And so did I when I was watching the film. Did you ever had this feeling, when someone by chances shares some info with you, tells you something, and you just feel that this ‘something’ was already laying in you, is known…

“kormos” – chocolate log

As a kid I remember that there was always a treat in our house for ‘unexpected’ visitors. My mom used to say (she still does actually) “I will make ‘kormos’ , what if someone comes? Shouldn’t we have something to offer?” And there was never left any for no one else as my sister and I could eat…

cacao-chocolate muffins

it was about time for the first chocolate recipe.. I should admit, dark chocolate is a daily habit; seriously, it makes you think better! chocolate is beyond words actually, everyone agrees on that. well, almost everyone I guess.. I remember this birthday party some years ago, I was standing in front of the buffet next…