Friday, December 30, 2011

Dark Chocolate and Prune Cake

It's been quite a busy last couple of months so when it came to the issue of making a christmas pudding, I was on the hunt for a little less time consuming alternative. I found the answer in this simple yet luxurious Dark Chocolate and Prune cake from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

You might be thinking there's nothing luxurious about prunes but these prunes have been soaked overnight in brandy turning them into deliciously soft and boozy pockets of joy. In fact they are so good, I've upped the content in the recipe which should leave you with some extra to sneakily scoff while you're making the cake.

dark chocolate and prune cake© by Haalo


Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #314 - Recap


Another WHB year is over but never fear we will be back again next year. We have a fine array of dishes that share a festive feel. As usual I've presented the posts in order of main ingredient.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rolled Spelt Crackers

For the last Weekend Herb Blogging of the year which is being hosted here, I'll be putting to good use these interesting rolled spelt flakes.

rolled spelt© by Haalo


Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #314 Hosting


It's the last edition of Weekend Herb Blogging for the year and this week I will be hosting.

If you're new to Weekend Herb Blogging or haven't joined in for a while, here's a quick recap of the rules.

You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, seed, nut, flower - in fact if it is plant based then we'll love to hear more. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Entries must be submitted by:

  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 8am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) DS Time
As it is a busy time of year I'll extend that deadline to midday monday just to give you a bit more time.

Send your posts to whb AT cookalmostanything DOT com
with WHB#314 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • Attach a Photo: 300px wide

If you'd like to keep track with the Italian version of WHB - this week you'll find that it's hosted by the fabulous Brii

Monday, December 05, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #313 Hosting


This week Marta from Mangiare è un po'come viaggiarewill be hosting both the English and Italian versions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

While it's called Weekend Herb Blogging we don't limit ourselves to just posts dealing with herbs - we celebrate all vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, grains - in fact if it is plant based, then we'll love to hear more.

Your posts can either be informative and/or include a recipe where your featured ingredient is the main ingredient of the dish. If you've found a new way to cook an old ingredient or discovered a new ingredient, you're more than welcome to share it with WHB.

Posts can be written anytime during the week but need to be sent to the host by the appropriate deadlines. You can find more information by checking out the WHB rules or if you seek inspiration, then a stroll through the archives is a great place to start.

Send your entries to martarin At alice DOT it
with WHB#313 in subject line and the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your location
  • A photo: 400px wide

Your entries need to be received by:

  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 9pm Sunday - London Time
  • 10pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 8am Monday - Melbourne DS Time
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