Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter

A moist and tasty Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter. The perfect way to use over-ripe bananas!

slice of chocolate chip banana bread on wire rack

Banana Bread Recipe

I know it sounds cliché, but there really is no better use for over-ripe bananas than to make them into a banana bread of some sort.

I usually reserve such bananas for my Easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, but as I wanted something a bit more homely today, I thought a Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was more fitting.



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Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

A classic and foolproof recipe for Profiteroles served with a vanilla pastry cream and drizzled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

profiteroles with chocolate sauce on white plate

Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

If I had to name one dessert as my “desert island dessert”, it would probably have to be profiteroles. It seems most people are abuzz with French macarons these days (which I also adore) but, to me, the profiterole is what encapsulates a typically French dessert.



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Reindeer Cookies

Everyone will love these adorable chocolate Reindeer Cookies at Christmas.

reindeer cookies on wire rack

Christmas Baking

As someone who painfully lacks culinary artistic skills, I have been having a lot of fun in the kitchen lately making novelty cookies, like the Peanut Butter Spider Cookies which were a big hit at Halloween.

It is worlds away from making something spectacular like a pristine-looking fondant covered cake with beautifully piped buttercream roses, but I have accepted long ago my limitations in the kitchen.



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Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake

A Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake for the festive season.

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake on cake stand

Christmas Tree Bundt Pan

In between all of the preparations for Christmas Day, not to mention the last minute shopping and gift-wrapping, I snuck in some time to use my Christmas tree bundt pan once more this year, thus making me feel a tiny bit more justified in purchasing this seasonal piece of kitchenware.



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French Cookies with Chocolate (Pétit Écolier)

Delicious homemade French Cookies with Chocolate, also called Pétit Beurre or Pétit Écolier.

french cookies with chocolate on baking tray

Pétit Beurre and Pétit Écolier

As a child visiting my family in France and Switzerland, I always loved snacking on Petit Beurre cookies, especially those made by the French brand, Lu, and especially the ones which came with a bar of chocolate on top, called Petit écolier.



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Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)

A spectacular and easy Yule Log (Bûche de Noël) to make at Christmas time. Gluten-free Chocolate Yule Log Cake.

chocolate yule log on grey plate

Yule Log

My family in Switzerland has always celebrated Christmas with a Yule Log (or Buche de Noel), and when I realised that it was essentially a Swiss Roll rearranged to look like a log, I thought it was worthwhile trying to make my own one year. And now I find myself making it every year as part of our Christmas dessert!



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