The Musette: Nutella breakfast rolls

Our very own Panache has been trying to persuade Nutella they should sponsor a cycling team. And why not? Most cyclists seem to have the famous chocolate and hazelnut spread as part of their armoury.

Who knew that there were so many Nutella recipes? Not me! Anyway, given that Nutella is often enjoyed at the breakfast table, here’s my own homage to the famous spread: Nutella breakfast rolls. Continue reading

The Musette: Mascarpone brownies

The richer a brownie is, the better it tastes. I would far rather have a fat finger of something truly decadent than a large square of what is often just a squidgy chocolate cake studded with nuts.

Over the years I’ve made all sorts of variations with cheesecake, peanut butter, blondies – you name it and I’ve probably tried it. But this is one of my all-time favourite brownie recipes: dark, rich, fudge-like. It’s not for the faint-hearted! I typically serve them as part of an afternoon tea or as a tempting sweet mouthful to conclude a drinks party or as an after-dinner petit four. Continue reading