Ramadan Chronicles: Chocolate Peanut Butter

I don’t like peanuts. In fact I really don’t like peanuts, and I never have. But out of nowhere I suddenly keep discovering new peanut-y things that I really really like. The world is getting too confusing. I thought for sure that this meant I’d like peanut butter but nope. Still don’t get it. But…

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

It has been a grand total of 18 days since I last made cookies, so here we are. Cookies. South Africa thought it would be funny to get 2 wickets while I was in the kitchen so these cookies have been tainted with mild resentment. Although in better news, my productive nap (one of my…

Nutella-ish Pudding

Ah Nutella. It wasn’t so long ago that I resolved a lengthy conflict with an old friend, and shared my tale of heartbreak and happy endings. Nutella has since rejoined me in my quest to rule the galaxy like: Now today I wasn’t actually thinking of Nutella. I just wanted food. These days I’m generally…

Homemade Snickers

There’s no day like a lazy day. And there’s a right way to spend a lazy day. It involves test cricket and a kitchen. Preferably within close proximity to each other. If the actual grounds are overseas, a TV will do. It’s worth noting that cricket is a good occasion to make something annoyingly time…

Hazelnut Cream

I’m phlegmy. Just putting that out there. So everyone knows. Chill, that’s not why the food is green. Though that would be funny. So speaking of phlegm, here is how to be productive while being sick: Sleep. Also, watch a movie. Or several. Both these acts will accelerate the recovery process, and thus minimize negative…

Impromptu Almond Cake

I had egg whites and I didn’t know what to do. So I thought – almonds. And that’s how this happened. Also I’m sick. This was not wholly unexpected of course. Perks of being a pre-school teacher I’m told, also one of my (sick) four year olds coughed directly into my face on Friday. So…

Apple Cookies

I love cinnamon. And I like apples. The problem is, I don’t really understand apples without cinnamon. What’s the point of it, why do it to yourself, why deprive yourself? These cookies turned out to be 100% Parent friendly. I know this because Papa Fizzle ate more than a mouthful, and Mama Fizzle – in…

Chocolatey Eid Brownies

EID MUBARAK EVERYONE! Round 2 In A Very Chocolatey Eid presents us with some Very Chocolatey Brownies. I needed to find a recipe that capitalized on the chocolate-part because my latest ingredient obsession is the darkest of dark chocolates. I’ve only recently realised that I do tend to over-commit to new ingredient discoveries. It hit…

Chocolate Almond-Butter Balls

WHO’S EXCITED? Tis the eve of Eid, Mama Fizzle is walking around saying Takbir, there’s very audible neighbourhood karaoke going on outside coz it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival in a few days, we’re all fasting and hungry and the kitchen is bustling with Eid preparations. Sounds like a party to me. So, time to Eid-ify our…

Chocolate Miracles, I mean Cake

We need to talk. Things are getting serious here at Fizzle HQ. I’ve learnt things. Terrible things. My whole life, I always thought I knew chocolate, understood chocolate, loved chocolate like it deserved to be loved. I was wrong. Now I love chocolate. And I don’t mean Toblerone or m&m level of chocolate, I mean…

Cookie Tart Trials

I asked brother for interesting cookie suggestions, and much to my surprise, he had a suggestion! Although this didn’t work as well as I had hoped. Fortunately it was a technical flaw as opposed to a taste concern, so it was still gobbled at a reasonably rapid rate. The photo is also quite misleading. This…

(Accidental) Extra Chewy Brownies

Barely 2 months of blogging and we’re on brownie post #3. Look at us. So much brown-ness. These actually got particularly brown. Teensy bit overdone, which is a brownie mistake I have not made in a long long time due to my immense brownie experience. However, my serious baking breakthrough with these cookies inspired me…