From The Archive: 2016

The year of travel- from Aus to Africa- as well as some of my favourite ever photos, I hope 2016 brings a small dose of wanderlust (and fashion inspiration if not)!

Lifestyle Recipes

The Audrey Cake

Chocolate Cake: Liberation In A Candy Bar

It must have been a good six months ago now that I was scouring Twitter, and came across a Vogue article featuring this gorgeous cookbook. The book was ‘Audrey at Home’– a cookbook, memoir and journal containing recipes, photographs and stories of a certain Ms Hepburn- written by her son, Luca Dotti. Now, I’ve been a huge admirer of Audrey Hepburn for as long as I can remember- whether that’s for her acting, humanitarian work or simply style- but until recently, her cooking, or love of food was never familiar to me…

But then came this book! With a collection of recipes ranging from delicious pasta dishes to chocolate cake (yup, it was written for me)- there’s a whole host of simple family style recipes which I’ve been loving sampling (they’re all so easy, but so so delicious)- so I thought I’d share one of my favourites, a classic chocolate cake- which is perfect for well, any day of the week!

You will need:
– 300g Chopped Dark Chocolate
– 60ml Whole Milk
– 120g Unsalted Butter

– 8 Eggs- separated
– 200g Sugar
– Flour for cake tin
– Icing Sugar for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and butter and flour (or grease) a baking tin- I used one that was about 28cm and spring form.

2. Melt the chocolate and milk in a bain-marie, and then add the butter to melt thoroughly. Turn off of the heat and add the 8 egg yolks and mix. In a separate bowl or mixer, gradually add in the sugar to the egg whites- beating until it forms stiff peaks. Gently fold this into the chocolate mixture and pour into your prepared tin.

3. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes , and once baked- turn off the oven, open the door- and leave in for a few minutes to avoid the crust from cracking. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving and icing! Enjoy with ice cream, whipped cream or alone!

P.S Every book benefits the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund too! As if it couldn’t get any better…


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