Jamaican Ginger Cake/Gâteau jamaïquain au gingembre

I love ginger, in all it’s forms, whether it be, fresh, dried, or crystallised, it’s always a welcome spice in my kitchen.  That spicy, peppery taste may even convince me to call it my favourite spice, but I fear the other spices might get jealous, so I’ll just add it to one of my favourite cakes instead!

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Chinese five spice molten chocolate cake/Moelleux au chocolat noir,cœur 5 épices

Feel sorry for me…

I’m sick…

The sun’s out and I’m in, for what seems like decades. ….Oh yes ladies and gents, this is the feel sorry for me post! While the rest of the U.K were out frolicking in the sun, I was indoors with only my aches and pains to keep me company.  I’ve managed to catch some kind of summer flu, which has also temporarily stolen my voice.  Talk to me now and you may be forgiven for thinking I was a male teenage frog going through puberty!

At times like this when all you can do is croak, you get to thinking…

Leave a girl alone with her thoughts and pretty soon dark chocolate’ll come out, in my case, it came out in the form of moelleux au chocolat, (my head’s so woolly I can’t even think of a suitable translation). I generally like to stagger my chocolate recipes and don’t tend to post them one after the other, unless of course there is an emergency and chocolate is needed pronto, which is obviously the case here.  I needed something that could slide down the throat with minimum effort and produce that warm comforting feeling and maximum satisfaction, and moelleux au chocolat fit the bill perfectly….

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Chocarco Cake/Gâteau Chocarco

It took me a while to come up with a suitable acronym for this cake, my favourite was Cardoffee but then the chocolate isn’t in there and I thought you might take one look at the title and think I’d put card in a cake! Knowing me it’s not that far-fetched, but rest assured there’s no card in here, but what I like to call the magic three, Cardamom, Hot chocolate and freshly brewed coffee, three melodious ingredients that make sweet music when put together, if you haven’t tried this threesome,  your life may just be one cake away from true happiness.

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Jamaican Spice Bun/Nonnette Jamaïquaine

la recette en français est au bas de la page 🙂

Hey, why the sad face? It’s me! The Curious Baker what’s up?….Ahhhh I get it, with Easter just around the corner, you were probably coming here expecting a recipe for gluten free hot cross buns right? b-b-b-but hot cross buns are practically a British institution I hear you cry, …well I guess I’m not your average Brit…

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