Our new crush at RSG is a dark and dreamy recipe book that marries two of our many loves outside of interiors: food and music. Bake In Black draws influence from the world of rock and heavy metal to create awe-inspiring edible tributes in the kitchen. How could we resist? Each recipe is as unique in look as it is in flavour, and has taken us on a journey of nostalgia and dreams of all things CAKE.
'Bake in Black' has become our new motto in the office, and thanks to this latest addition to our book collection we've discovered the coolest (and only) way to bake. So let's spin a smooth record and get a little saucy...
We've selected Choc, Sex, Sugar, Magik Puddings for a superbly indulgent treat to enjoy with your other half (or just go solo, they're too good to share).
Inspired by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, these little sponges are aptly named for their rich flavour, with an added bonus of molten chocolate and hot chili kick!
For the sponge:
150g self-raising flour
175g light brown sugar
50g cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp butter, melted. Plus extra for greasing
1/2 - 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
For the sauce:
50g dark brown sugar
1tsp dried red chilli flakes
50g cocoa powder
450ml boiling water
1. Preheat the oven to 190/380F/gas mark 5. Grease six large ramekins. Mix the flour, light brown sugar, salt and cocoa powder together in a large bowl, then set aside.
2. Mix the milk with the melted butter and sriracha sauce until combined, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix to a smooth batter. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over, but not in, a pan of simmering water, then stir through the batter and spoon into the ramekins.
3. To create the sauce, mix together the dark brown sugar, red chili flakes and cocoa powder, then evenly sift over the pudding batter. Pour the boiling water over the mixture, using a metal spoon to make little dips for the water to seep into, then put straight in the oven and cook for around 15-20 minutes until the crust is firm. Sift over extra cocoa powder, if you like, then serve immediately.
We recommend serving these up with a side of ice cream to cool you down afterwards...
If you don't fancy something quite so spicy, try something naughty and nice like their sour black cherry and cinnamon pie, Pour Some Sugar On me, or even a Battenberg Out Of Hell. Genius.
To get your hands on more of these delicious cakes and cookies, pick up a copy of Bake In Black. Of course it would make an excellent gift for the foodies in your life, but we think we'll be keeping this one for ourselves!