Death by Chocolate

This week's recipe will absolutely knock your socks off!

Recipe by Anna Smith, Adoro Pastry Chef

Makes 1 cake or 24 mini cakes



200g dark chocolate
1 Tbsp coffee liqueur
250g butter
2 c sugar
11/2 c hot water

1 1/2 c self raising flour
1/2 c cocoa
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence

How we do it

  1. Set the oven for 160 degrees and grease a cake tin or a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. Gently melt the chocolate, liqueur, butter, sugar and hot water together.
  3. Take the melted mixture off the heat and stir in the flour, cocoa, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours (for the cake) or 15 minutes (for the muffin tins).
  5. Serve drizzled with melted chocolate.

Bacon, tomato and spinach scrolls



3 c self-raising flour
1 c soda water or lemonade
1 c cream
1 c grated mozzarella
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika or chilli powder

1 c tomato sauce
Bacon pieces
Chopped tomatoes
Baby spinach leaves
Cream cheese, cut into lumps

For egg wash: one beaten egg (optional)

How we do it

  1. Set the oven for 160 degrees and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix the flour, soda water, cream, mozzarella, salt and paprika together in a large bowl until just combined.
  3. Roll out the dough so it is a flat square shape.
  4. Brush the tomato sauce over the dough and then spread the remaining ingredients around the dough.
  5. Roll the pastry and slice it into wheels.
  6. Place the wheels on the oven tray and brush with egg wash (if using)
  7. Bake for 15 - 25 minutes and enjoy!

Berry friands



250g icing sugar, sifted
50g gluten-free flour
70g dessicated coconut
100g ground almond
200g melted butter
6 egg whites
Berries, frozen

How we do it

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and grease a friand tin (or muffin tin).
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
Fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients.
Fold in the melted butter.
Pour the mixture into the friand tin until each cup is 3/4 full.
Sprinkle the berries on the top.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden

Let us know if you make it and how it goes in the comments below.  Enjoy!