Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Bogtrotting Delight

In a household filled with budding chefs, the birth hierarchy dictates the youngest of the brood seldom has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the kitchen.

However, with the big girls enjoying a sleep-over with Nanny and filling her kitchen with rum-balls, white chocolate rocky road, caramel hazelnut fudge and triple-choc delight, and Wallace off visiting a good mate who no longer attends our school, it was open slather for this kitchen newbie.


With this new cookbook gracing our shelves,

we were eager to try a "completely revolting recipe" in the form of Bruce Bogtrotter's Chocolate Mud Cake.

A cake in need of six eggs was just what we needed with our girls providing us with a bounty of eggs in recent weeks.

Little one set about the tasks of melting,


and came up with a chocolate number that endured much taste-testing before making it to the oven.

It emerged looking a winner,

and was of course completed with a ganache topping and a scattering of good old Freckles, not seen nearly enough on Master Chef.

Happy days.


  1. What a delicious looking cake, I bet it didn't last long. x

  2. The freckle as garnish is highly underrated as are huge grin with a couple of teef missing. I'll bet I know all she wants for Christmas!

  3. I am a huge fan of the freckle as a cake decoration. It's yummy, colourful and festive. What's not to love??

  4. I'm glad that she is making the most of the opportunity. Often I get my kids fighting over who's doing the stirring and who's doing the pouring and then of course the licking of the bowl and spoon!

  5. Oh my gosh! wow, I am now starved good job:)

  6. Congratulations to the budding Chef and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    That cake looks scrumptious!

  7. Oh good on her! It's hard when those bossy big sisters take over the kitchen ... I should know, I was a bossy big sister!

  8. Yum! Not like the title at all!! ;) how cute is that toothless grin too! Love kids in the kitchen. Much easier just with one at a time though isn't it?!

  9. 1. big kids must have bought out woolies of choc melts at nannies ;-) ye gads, the calories on the menu of that baking day!
    2. my kids still need to come to your place as lord knows they don't get to do much cooking around here (mum is not a lover of baking and thus requires her to have sole occupation of the kitchen during such rare events. Sad, but true)
    3. we love freckles. On noses and on our cakes ;-)



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