Mockaccino Fondant Puddings

Over on BakeBakeBake this month, the contest theme is coffee. I’d been thinking of attempting some chocolate fondant puddings for a while, so I used it as an excuse to give them a go, with a little coffee twist.

Fondant puddings are great for those of us who love to lick the bowl of cake mix clean just as much as we like to eat the finished product. Which covers most of us, really. Is there anyone whose list of childhood pleasures doesn’t consist of getting to lick the bowl/beaters/spatula clean? This little dessert lets us relive those glorious memories, while pretending to be sophisticated about it on the surface.

Would you like a spoon for that?

Cook Book Challenge: Week 20

Cheesecake is one of my boyfriend's favourite things, but I don't make it very often. I'm always forgetting to grab cream cheese when I do the shopping, and when I finally do I often fall short of inspiration and forget to use it. I was wondering around the supermarket picking up some random items when I came across some savoiardi sponge biscuits on special and recalled this cheesecake I'd been intending to make for a while. So I grabbed some cream cheese and some mascarpone cheese and headed straight home to whip this up.   

This cheesecake comes from one of my all time favourite books: The Australian Woman's Weekly's "Cupcakes, Cheesecakes and Cookies". It combines their three separate books into one, and as a bonus is cheaper to buy than buying the other three books separately. It's full of delicious recipes. I've baked so much from this book, whether it be the whole recipe or just a portion of it. One day I will bake it cover to cover. 

Cut yourself a slice…