The Musette: Chocolate and red wine cake

A bit like little black dresses, a girl can never have too many recipes for chocolate cake in her armoury. I recently read about an Italian chocolate cake made with a particular red wine and decided I just had to recreate it, albeit with a twist. Mine was made with Rioja so I suppose that would make it Spanish!

I often find that chocolate cakes which use cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate can be a bit dry but this time I reckoned the wine would counter that issue – and I was correct in my assumption. Continue reading

Clasica San Sebastian preview

The 33rd Clasica San Sebastian (Basque: Donostia-Donostia klasikoa) has been restored to its rightful place, the weekend after the finish of the Tour de France, Saturday 27 July. Although it’s a UCI WorldTour race it isn’t yet regarded as one of the Monuments – it’s far too young. Continue reading