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A Chocolate Explosion

We have a very indulgent treat from  Atara Atara, the creator of Atara’s Ideas. We have already had some marvellous microwave baking this weekend, but now Atara has sent a photo of her Choco Lava Mug Cake! It looks so decadent and delicious!

Now Atara…this photo has led to a first aid incident in my household. Jack decided that microwave baking was within his reach. He thought that a chocolate lava cake would go perfectly with the red fruits salad he made this weekend. So he googled Choco Lava Mug Cake and he found a recipe. I will tell you what happened after you have seen Atara’s photo…


…Rather than use a mug, he used one of my ramekins. Jack said the ramekin was only in the microwave for a few seconds when the chocolate began to bubble up. So he opened the microwave door, and next moment I heard him utter a loud yelp and I heard the sound of smashing pottery!

Atara, I had to leave my laptop to come and nurse my poor Jack who had burnt his fingertips! I also had to clear up the chocolate and shards of ramekin that exploded all over half of my kitchenette. Jack can’t play the guitar at the moment Atara, his fingertips are so sore, and he can’t press on the chords without pain!!

Spoilt for choice with chocolate songs…but we have not had any Kylie Minogue this weekend…there is still time to correct that!

Remember…baking is a bit like fireworks. It can be great fun and look spectacular…but always make sure you have a responsible adult with you!!!

On Our Way To India

I was very pleased to see photos in my inbox from one of the sweetest bloggers I know of! If you don’t already know her, I would like to introduce you to Atara Atara, the creator of Atara’s Ideas, is one of our fabulous bloggers over in India! (Hello India!!! We love you!!!)

Atara has used one of my favourite foods Paneer (a type of cheese that I can eat!), to make a Paneer Pizza. I am feeling so hungry at the thought of pizza!


Jack and I woke up later than planned this morning and had a late breakfast, so although it is 3pm over here in London, we’re thinking lunch! Atara…Jack is taking the cue from your photo to make his version of pizza – which I have a feeling will not be anything like perfect as yours! (He is going to us some garlic bread I had in the freezer to make us mini-pizzas with my vegan cheese.)