Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Truffle Tart

Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Truffle TartDark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Truffle Tart

“Every Morn and every Night, Some are Born to sweet delight, Some are Born to sweet delight, Some are Born to endless night.” – William Blake

I couldn’t resist sharing that Blake poem to go along with today’s post. Auguries of Innocence. It’s one of the first poems that I read, and one of the first that I truly could connect with. I remember adorning my blank pages with Blake’s words, painting the skies with his prose and becoming swept up in waves of a shared infatuation, desire and lunacy.

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Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Honeycomb Ice-Cream and Caramelised Banana

Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Honeycomb Ice-Cream and Caramelised Banana Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Honeycomb Ice-Cream and Caramelised Banana

“Aren’t you afraid of darkness my dear?” Hades asked with mischief in his eyes. “No” Persephone replied, “You haven’t even seen mine yet.” unknown 

We rise with the sun. And breakfast happens before the moon slips away. A glass of freshly squeezed orange blossom and ginger juice. A bowl of yoghurt, granola, white mulberries and honey. A sprinkle of cinnamon too, sometimes a punnet of baby berries, sourced fresh from that weekend’s market.

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French Opera Cake

French Opera CakeFrench Opera Cake

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

It’s not rare for me to fall in love with cookbooks, but it is rare for me to want to make every recipe out of a single book. Which is just what Tessa Huff’s (from Style Sweet CA), new cookbook, Layered – makes me want to do. (check out her blog, if you haven’t already)!

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Chocolate Chip and Espresso Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Espresso Kiss CookiesChocolate Chip and Espresso Kiss Cookies

“I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Espresso is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with. And eat too. It feels bold to proclaim these words out into the open, but I believe it the truth. It reminds me of cool winter mornings, black coffee in hand, pottering about and organising breakfast. It reminds me of warm summer evenings, sharing tiramisu beneath the moonlit flecked sky. It reminds me of crisp autumn sunsets, the air singed with moody shadow and illuminated by the atmosphere of nostalgia. In each moment and memory, the flavour of espresso, brings comfort. And I’m sure it’s the same for you too. We are a coffee loving culture. 

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Champagne and White Rose Chocolate Pyramids

Champagne and White Rose Chocolate PyramidsChampagne and White Rose Chocolate Pyramids

Silence carries your name; it glows in the dark over my grey-blue dreams.” – Virginia Woolf

I intend for today’s post to be brief and sweet, near wordless. You see, what I really want to show you all are these cute little Champagne and White Rose Chocolate Pyramids that I made for a special occasion last week. They’re small, sweet and simple. Impressive to look at, even more impressive to eat and surprisingly too easy to make. 

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Sunflower, Orange and White Chocolate Scones with Salted Honey Butter

Sunflower, Orange and White Chocolate Scones with Salted Honey ButterSunflower, Orange and White Chocolate Scones with Salted Honey Butter

“Soul and body, body and soul – how mysterious they were! There was animalism in the soul, and the body had its moments of spirituality. The senses could refine, and the intellect could degrade. Who could say where the freshly impulse ceased, or the physical impulse began?” – Oscar Wilde

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