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Category Archive for 'Recipe: desserts, cakes and sweets'

It’s no secret that I love sweet things. It therefore shouldn’t surprise anyone that one of my favourite Christmas traditions is dessert focussed. Or more specifically, custard focussed. As a kid, I didn’t like plum pudding, so Christmas dessert was just a bowl full of custard. I have fond memories of making an enormous vat […]

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                     Mince pies. The pinnacle of my Christmas baking this year and also the most controversial (I never realised so many people hated them!). I have never attempted to make mince pies before, but it was time to try as I was sick of seeing them in the stores and being unable to eat them […]

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     I love brandy butter. It is a must have on a Christmas pudding and pretty delicious with some mince tarts too. Last year I clipped a gorgeous looking recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller for a whipped brandy butter. While I ran out of time to make it last year, I made sure it was […]

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Hello blogosphere! Apologies for my recent lack of posting – this time of year has been just that little too busy on the socialising and cooking front! But thankfully, some of that cooking has been wonderfully festive, so I thought I better blog some of these delicious little treats before Christmas is over. For the […]

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A few months ago I was feeling pretty rough.  After a few doctor visits and several needle jabs, I discovered that my iron levels were severely lacking. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to incorporate more iron into my diet. A friend of mine makes these fab little tahini balls which are packed full of iron […]

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     Happiness. I was back in the kitchen recently after a fairly long hiatus. For the past few months, I’ve spent pretty much all my waking hours furtively tapping away at my laptop trying to wrap up my PhD thesis. Thankfully, it’s all bound and parcelled now; it’s probably sitting in the in-tray on some grey-haired examiner’s desk […]

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My lovely friend S was hosting a picnic for her 30th birthday. I offered to bring some cupcakes along and decided to do some experimenting to make a flourless lime cupcake. I reasoned that I could simply tweak my classic flourless orange cupcake recipe and top with a zesty coconut frosting to make a little […]

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  I have a confession to make (which is no surprise to those who know me personally), I am quite uncoordinated. I am the person that inexplicably trips, or drops things, or accidentally walks into the door frame. With this in mind, you can understand why the prospect of using a blowtorch in the kitchen […]

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     It’s fair to say that I am easily led. Particularly when it comes to sweet treats. After reading about chocolate and peanut delights on wheres the beef? and cake mistress, it was inevitable I would make a batch for myself. I decided to make these for my friend M and her little boy, J […]

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Recently, I have been doing some study. I honestly don’t understand how Saskia has been studying for so many years and manages to get anything done. As soon as I spend any length of time in the house, all I want to do is bake. My first study distraction was to bake these delicious choc-chip cookies. […]

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