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Chocolate lava cakes / Moelleux au chocolat

Chocolate lava cakes / Moelleux au chocolat

I don't know about you guys, but every time I see a dessert with 'chocolate' in its title, I'm sold immediately. And if there is one chocolate dessert that trumps all the other ones, it's chocolate lava cakes, or moelleux au chocolat as we call it in Belgium. A bit crunchy on the outside, still runny on the inside and deliciously warm: perfection!

I used to work with the same…

Fawlty Towers’ Waldorf Salad

Fawlty Towers' Waldorf Salad

Are you a big fan of film/tv food, John Cleese & Fawlty Towers? Well then you've come to the right place! I first saw Fawlty Towers when I was a teenager and always found it funny but I now appreciate their puns more than ever. And not just Fawlty Towers of course, every Monty Python movie still brings a smile to my face thanks to their batshit crazy storylines, characters…

Oven-roasted ciabatta with brie & strawberries, honey, walnuts and mint

Oven-roasted ciabatta with brie & strawberries, honey, walnuts and mint

Ever tried to pair brie with strawberries? I hadn't! I'm used to simply using grapes to go along with cheese so when I read about this flavor combination in my flavor bible I simply had to try it, especially since I'm a strawberry addict. The result was so tasty I quickly promoted it to one of my favorite spring/summer lunches for 2015!

The flavor of the soft cow's milk cheese…

Triple Chocolate Mousse

Triple Chocolate Mousse

Oh yeah you read it right, this recipe is for TRIPLE chocolate mousse! Three kinds of chocolate all put together into one magnificent mousse! No better way to use up those Easter chocolates, right? Now I must warn you because this really is a recipe for the more advanced hobby cooks, as you have to first master the art of making classic chocolate mousse before attempting to put three layers…

Portuguese Cocagne sardine pâté

Portuguese Cocagne sardine pâté

I recently received a couple of beautiful Cocagne sardine tins and I'm so glad I finally get to share the recipe that I made with them. I must confess that I had never eaten sardines before so it was quite a challenge but I knew straight away that since Cocagne contains some delicious Portuguese sardines, that I had to make something that was influenced by the Portuguese kitchen. Not exactly…