Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nothing goes better with chocolate than chocolate

Chocolate cake from Little & Friday

Lucy Van Pelt, my worldly wisdom go-to, once said 'All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.'



When my sweet tooth comes a calling, I often come to with nose pressed against the counter window at Little & Friday in Belmont, and yesterday was one of those windy, grey days that just begs for a little culinary clemency.

Usually I can't resist the coconutty peaks of L&Fs chocolate lamington but I was wooed by something altogether more wicked: the chocolate cake. So simply named...so deceptively small...so sinfully gooey. Moist, dark cake with a hidden layer of cream, the deepest darkest ganache you could hope for and a topping of tart, smashed raspberries for colour. Think of the antioxidants...I told myself as I licked the spoon...

What about you, lovely readers? What is your favourite nosh for a cold day?
x

4 comments:

george said...

Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and ice cream....om nom nom...

LadyLeo said...
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LadyLeo said...

Custard doughnuts, French Bakery, Browns Bay.

Beaunz said...

Oooo, I love la Tropezienne! Best French pastries in Auckland.