4-INGREDIENT RASPBERRY MOUSSE HEART CHOCOLATES {gluten, egg, nut & soy free, dairy free & vegan option}

4 simple ingredients are all you need to make these incredibly delicious and completely adorable raspberry mousse heart chocolates. With only 4 steps, this recipe couldn’t be easier – it’s pretty much fail-proof, but with impressive results. The perfect Valentine’s day (or every-day just-because) dessert to share with your loved ones.

Raspberry mousse heart chocolates arranged in small cupcake paper cases, in an old slightly rusted cupcake tin. Red heart-shaped decorations are arranged on and around the cupcake tin, creating a romantic Valentine's Day atmosphere.

It’s nearing the end of January, which means we really should talk… about Valentine’s Day. 

First, let me just say: I’m not a fan. Sure, the idea can be kinda cute but… meh. Just… meh. (No offence to anyone for whom February the 14th is the highlight of their year. You do you, 100%.)

I get it, I do. It’s supposed to be all romantic and adorable, with metaphorical rose petals falling from the sky and chubby Cherubs flittering around. But, honestly, I don’t see the appeal – mostly because it lacks the spontaneity of a bunch of flowers on a random Wednesday, the thrill of a surprise picnic in the park, the warmth of an everyday cuddle… just because.

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HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS {gluten, nut & soy free}

These hot chocolate cookie cups are easy to make and guaranteed to impress. The buttery, slightly crumbly gluten free cookie cups are complemented perfectly by the rich, decadent chocolate ganache and the sweet, fluffy marshmallow meringue. A gluten free dessert that will dazzle both with its taste and its looks!

A close-up view of the hot chocolate cookie cup on a decorative antique plate. A piece has been taken with a fork, exposing the crumbly cookie cup texture, the luscious dark chocolate ganache centre and the fluffy marshmallow-like swiss meringue frosting. Two more gluten free cookie cups are in the background.

Sometimes, it feels like I start half of my posts by telling you how much I love chocolate.

And… well… would you look at that – another chocolate dessert post! Who’s surprised?

Nobody?

Nah, me neither.

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VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE-DIPPED HEART COOKIES – with VIDEO {gluten, nut & soy free}

 This Valentine’s day – share some (gluten free) chocolate-dipped heart cookies. Buttery, crumbly heart-shaped cookie sandwiches, filled with a pretty (and tasty) raspberry frosting and dipped into dark chocolate – what’s not to love? Easy to make and yet so ridiculously adorable – these heart cookies are the perfect Valentine’s dessert.

A Valentine's heart cookie is in the foreground – heart-shaped cookie sandwich, dipped into chocolate and decorated with pretty sprinkles. More gluten free heart cookies are in the background. A pretty pink plate is also in the background.

Sometimes, writing is hard. Writer’s block and all that jazz. And I know that a common piece of advice is to write about what you know – your life lately, that thing that happened to you recently… but let’s be real here: most of you come here for the recipes, and only few – if any – of you come for the ramblings. And do you honestly want to know about this or that experiment that did or didn’t work, that interesting bit of analysis or that frustrating reaction that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Life of a Chemistry PhD student – both exciting and boring at the same time.

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN LEMON CURD {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This vegan lemon curd is the real deal. Lemony, luscious, and with a perfect balance between tart and sweet, it also has that perfect lemon curd consistency: runny yet thick, good both for drizzling and for spreading on cookies or cake. And, perhaps most importantly, it has that beautiful golden yellow colour of a proper lemon curd. All that, with no eggs and no dairy!

Vegan lemon curd being poured from a pretty red saucepan into a glass jar. Lemons are in the background and a spoon is in front of the jar.

Lemon desserts can be tricky if you eat an egg-free or vegan diet. Right…?

Actually: no.

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