• Glorious Chocolate Cupcakes

    If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably already saw the photos with the products that I received from MeInCupcake. They were really kind to send me tools to make my job easier when baking. And when my eldest requested cupcakes I said why not and made the above. View this post on Instagram Thank you so much @meincupcake for the fab products you sent! We can't wait to bake! A post shared by Otilia Stocks (@otilia.stocks) on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:06am PDT I still need to use some of the products I received but I did use these very pretty purple flower cupcake cases and the Wilton…

  • Girly Cake Pops

    You are right. It was about time for me to post another recipe wasn’t it? I actually made these cake pops quite a while ago for my eldest birthday but never actually wrote about them. They were made before the Halloween Cakes Pops  which I wrote about here actually a few months. Now I comeback with pictures with these pretty ones. The method I used is essentially the same but I made them more colourful and more fit for a girly party. Ingredients for sponge cake 120g unsalted butter, softened 150g unrefined brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 free range eggs, at room temperature 180g self-raising flour 4 tbsp milk, at room temperature…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake

    Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

    I am loving taking the time to make/bake/cook a recipe every week for Foodie Friday. It is very exciting actually as I need to keep up with the theme too. This week I baked for you a Muddy Chocolate Cake inspired by a cake found in Roald Dahl’s – Completely Revolting Recipes: And here is the recipe I end up with:  For the sponge: 225g plain chocolate 175 unsalted butter, softened 225h caster sugar 4 tbsp plain flour 6 eggs separated For the Coating: 225g dark chocolate Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons 225h double cream(smantana grouse) What else you will need: Halloween sweets 20cm cake tin greaseproof paper saucepan skewer wire…

  • Tesco Finest Chocolate for a sweet Christmas

    Christmas is only 6 weeks away.  So you have to start preparing for it don’t you think? Our stores and supermarkets are already filled with everything that is needed for Christmas – decorations for the tree and the house, house gifts made special for Christmas and so much more. Talking about Christmas and present i am starting to get really excited. I am looking forward to see the excitement on the girls little faces when they are going to receive the presents from Santa. I am also looking forward to spend time with the family – just the four of us and to see what present my hubby has for…

  • Homemade #chocolate #recipe

    How to make chocolate at home

    To make them it was way easier than I thought! My girls love chocolate but I don’t really like giving them the shop bought kind. I know that there are products suitable for kids but I do prefer to make my own. 4.5 from 2 reviews How to make chocolate at home   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Otilia Stocks Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Ingredients: - 150g of pure dark chocolate - 50g un-salted butter - few drops of vanilla essence - raisins(Kara's favourite dry fruit) Dish: - Silicon icing tray with flower shape. Instructions Melt the chocolate in the…

  • My happy place

    The Kitchen is my favourite room. I think this love affair started in my childhood. All the big and important things were discussed in the kitchen. We all ate in the kitchen too. It was quite big so the dining table was situated there too. But what I loved most was the time when I used to help my mum with the cooking. That was a special time. I felt that during that time I could talk with my mum about anything so it brought us closer really. When I think back about my childhood I see myself in the kitchen too. In a way it’s my happy place. When…

  • Praying for Kerry

    Tonight at 22.00 hours the mummy blogosphere is sharing a chocolate and prayer for Kerry – Multiple Mummy. Although we went to the same Christmas party last year we never spoke in real life. However we spoke many times via comments on the blog and twitter. Kerry was always kind and that can only show what a kind soul she has. Unfortunately in the summer she suffered a brain haemorrhage. You can imagine that everybody who knew her was deeply saddened! But of course more than anything her hubby and her three beautiful children are suffering the most… Today thanks to a prompt initiated by New Mum Online we all…