I LOVE chocolate freckles! They're one of those childhood treats that you sort of forget about until you see them in a shop and then you just have to have them. You don't even care that they're overpriced.
For Christmas a friend of mine sent over the most amazing plate of Christmas cookies and sprinkled throughout were home-made freckles. Why hadn't I though of making them at home before? They're so simple to make and if you use good quality chocolate they're beyond delicious.
Here is a recipe to make your very own Milk Chocolate Freckles:
300g Lindt milk chocolate
200g milk cooking chocolate
175g of 100s and 1000s
Slowly melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over some simmering water. Make sure you don't over heat the chocolate as it will seize. Allow to cool until slightly thickened.
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place tray in fridge until cold (about 5 mins). remove from fridge.
Spoon the chocolate into a piping bag. Pipe small "drops" of chocolate a few centimetres apart onto the cold baking tray. Once tray is filled, bang lightly on counter top to allow chocolate to spread a bit.
Sprinkle with 100s and 1000s.
Return to fridge to set. Enjoy.
Beautiful baby Kasper at just over three weeks old. I love how his puppy friends helped out and created some gorgeous photos.
The little man celebrated his birthday last week. I can't believe it's been a whole year since his sudden existence as an independent little person. He's grown up so quickly and into a such a little character. There isn't a friendlier baby around.
If you feel like looking at approximately 200 screensaver-worthy landscape shots, a lot of sheep, us posing sheepishly and one shepherd, you'll love our snaps of New Zealand. Ps It's quite pretty there. And cold.
We did a road trip visiting Queenstown, Glenorchy, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fox Glacier and Wanaka.
Doughnuts are super popular at the moment, I've seen doughnut wedding cakes and they've made a come back at parties as well. We'll just ignore the fact that they're pretty deadly in the calorie department and try not to have 17 at once. I've come up with some fancy pants doughnut ideas for those brave enough to make their own. By the way, it's definitely worth making your own, the mass produced ones just don't measure up.
This weekend is the last weekend of Vivid Festival 2015! Vivid has been running since the 22nd of May and the lights will go out on the 8th of June. The scope of the festival is much wider than last year with jellyfish chandeliers greeting you at Chatswood station and the University of Sydney spectacularly lit up. There are also several amazing music events to experience. Visit the Vivid Festival Sydney website for maps, events and what not to miss.
Ps some of these are iphone photos.
I've finally gotten around to writing down the recipe for this cake! Now all of you can have a taste, because it's DELICIOUS. I dreamt up this white chocolate chip cake with caramel filling, white chocolate Swiss buttercream and white chocolate ganache for a friend's baby shower.
Josh and Rachel's Wedfest has been featured on the Wedding Insider, here's a link: Wedding Insider
Happy Easter! If you haven't already had your fill of sugar, here is a recipe for delicious egg-shaped French shortbread biscuits with royal icing.