Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Do you have some Nutella at home?  These wafers are so easy to make and they require only 3 more ingredients: sugar (better if brown), 1 egg and chocolate chips.  No flour required, so they are a great gluten-free option!  They are really crispy and will make everyone happy.  I loved them, but as I…

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Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Last year I shared with you the recipes for how to make the perfect French Croissants and Pain aux Raisins.  Well… today I am back to show you how to make the missing item to have on a French breakfast table: Pain au Chocolat, my kids’ favourite!  Being that croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux…

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Churros y Chocolate

Churros y Chocolate

I think everyone knows what churros are… but what you don’t know is how much I like them!  Whenever I go to Spain, they are my breakfast with a nice cup of hot chocolate… no matter the time of the year, the season and the weather!  That’s how much I like them.  There are a…

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Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

I love new recipes that come to life using leftovers.  Doesn’t it feel great to clean out the fridge (or pantry) AND enjoy something new?  Today’s recipe came about just like that.  I had some overripe bananas and some leftover pumpkin purée that absolutely needed to be finished, quickly!  So, I mixed them up to…

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Salted Caramel Lava Cakes

Salted Caramel Lava Cakes

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what could be better than a chocolate recipe?  Well, a Salted Caramel AND Chocolate recipe, right?  And these lava cakes are perfect for such a special occasion.  So much so that this recipe is for 2.  I love all lava cakes (remember this Molten White Chocolate Pudding?) and I admit…

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!  This is my first post for 2015 and to celebrate the beginning of a new year, it just had to be a dessert… and a chocolate one at that.  This is a very easy and moist chocolate cake, made with very little flour.  It is not too sweet, and…

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Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

After sharing the recipe for my baked Cinnamon Apples, which make for a healthy snack, I am back today with something more… festive.  It is the holiday season and I think it calls for a little indulgence, before we get back to our everyday cooking and eating.  So what better time than this to enjoy…

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Lime and Macadamia Nut Bark

Lime and Macadamia Nut Bark

Can you believe that I had never made chocolate bark before??  I know, so weird, especially considering that I am a chocoholic!  In my defence, I must say that it is not something we usually make in Italy.  For Christmas, we mostly make nougat.  But bark is so good, so versatile and, let’s face it,…

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Cookies and Cream Fudge

Cookies and Cream Fudge

I made this Cookies and Cream Fudge to give to friends as part of this year’s Christmas hamper.  It is so easy to make and it tastes amazing.  My husband is a huge fan of Cookies and Cream anything, so he was over the moon when I made it.  But he wasn’t the only one…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Nutella and Mascarpone Pie

Nutella and Mascarpone Pie

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Orchid and Chocolate Cupcakes

Orchid and Chocolate Cupcakes

If you have been following Manu’s Menu for a while, you would have noticed that the site got a bit of a make-over.  I have been thinking about changing the look of my blog for a while, but never really took the plunge… until now.  There are still a few issues to fix and I…

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Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Italians like to make things at home.  This includes tomato sauces and preserves, pasta, sausages and smallgoods and, of course, liqueurs.  Home-made things are better on so many levels.  For one thing, you know exactly what went into your food and then everyone knows that food prepared with love always tastes better.  I have always…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

My girls are home for their spring holidays… a much needed break for everyone before the beginning of the last term of this school year.  I cannot believe that my eldest daughter will soon be in year 2 and that my baby will start kindergarten in just a few short months!  During the holidays we…

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