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Sweet Treats – Vegan Chocolate Cake

Without stating the obvious, there are all sorts of reasons why you should have this recipe handy.

It’s a beautiful soft cake with a tender crumb, with a result not unlike my Legless Chocolate Cake. It’s ideal for any sort of celebration and could easily support thick icing and birthday candles. It keeps well for several days, and freezes beautifully, meaning you can make this in advance and decorate it closer to time. Continue reading Sweet Treats – Vegan Chocolate Cake

Desserts – Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse

At first glance, this striking combination – chocolate and olive oil – seems to come straight from the kitchen of a nueva cocina Spanish chef, and yet nothing could be further from the truth. This recipe has its roots firmly in Catalan households when severe food restrictions following the war compelled inventive home cooks to use what they had – a philosophy that speaks straight to my heart.

According to the author of The New Spanish Table, Anya von Bremzen, the story goes that Catalans would melt a small piece of dark chocolate – then prohibitively rationed – spread it on some toast, then sprinkle olive oil and a pinch of salt for a delicious treat.

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