Christmas Rocky Road (nigella lawson) ***I make this every year.it's so easy and extremely popular! :) Go to Hobby Lobby or your local crafts store to buy some miniature trees and reindeer.it TRULY makes a difference in the presentation.
Salted Chocolate Tart: I have always avoided making chocolate tarts, not out of laziness (I love a bit of pastry-making, in the right mood), but because I have never really felt that the pastry served the chocolate, or was worth the effort here. This is my simple solution: make a base out of chocolate biscuits. And the filling is just as easy to make, too.
Perfect for Christmas day, Nigella's dark and sumptuous chocolate cake is THE show-stopping festive dessert. Inspired by Pinterest, @nigellalawson is sharing this exclusive new recipe from her Simply Nigella book.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots: My children love a chocolate chip cookie so gooey on the inside that I can’t really make the outside firm enough to let the cookies keep integrity of form. This, then, is the solution: a cookie dough you bake in a little dish, and then eat with a spoon, dolloped with ice cream or crème fraîche as desired.
Date and Marmalade Christmas Cake: This cake tastes like Christmas pudding – a very, very good Christmas pudding – the sort the Quakers (as I’m fond of quoting) once magnificently condemned as “the invention of the scarlet whore of Babylon”. It’s rich, damp, treacly and so heady, it doesn’t even need the traditional alcohol in it.
20th March 2015: First, an apology. I have been absent from this page for far, far too long. I have been so busy with Simply Nigella that everything else has rather fallen by the wayside. And while absorption in my new book is intensely pleasurable (and necessary) for me, I do miss chatting to you here. So, I thought I'd give you some highlights from the week's recipe-testing.
Perfect for O-LIVE extra-virgin olive oil! Chocolate and olive oil: surprisingly great bedfellows make an ultra-moist cake. Get Diana Henry's recipe for chocolate and olive-oil cake on HOUSE by House & Garden.