Chocolate Nutella Spider Biscuits

The end of October brings Halloween and this is the perfect excuse to twist things in the kitchen. It doesn’t need to be complicated. The simple sausage wrapped in thin strips of pastry becomes a mummified sausage; chocolate biscuits blended to a powder make convincing edible dirt to accompany marzipan beetles plus a simple pieContinue reading “Chocolate Nutella Spider Biscuits”

Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Ball Truffles)

On Monday I was left with the quandary of what to do with left over cake trimmings, though to be honest left over cake in this house is a rare sight. As a child I had a fondness for Rum Truffles. The best ones being from a local bakery called Mellors. These rum truffles wereContinue reading “Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Ball Truffles)”

Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Truffles)

On Monday I was left with the quandary of what to do with left over cake trimmings, though to be honest left over cake in this house is a rare sight. As a child I had a fondness for Rum Truffles. The best ones being from a local bakery called Mellors. These rum truffles wereContinue reading “Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Truffles)”

Beetle Forest Gateau

Those of you with entomophobia (fear of insects) may want to look away now. When I heard that the first Derby Clandestine Cake Club theme would be Trick or Treat I knew that last year’s Black Beetle Cakes would have to make a reappearance but in a slightly different form. The Clandestine Cake Club (CCC) hasContinue reading “Beetle Forest Gateau”