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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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So it seems that this blog is quickly becoming a shrine to David Lebovitz. I do realise that this could get boring for you, dear reader, but, what can I say? His recipes are damned good. I promise to have a break from ‘David talk’ for a couple of weeks. Right after this post. So […]

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The Daring Bakers’ July challenge was a Swiss roll ice cream cake (see here). We made all the essential elements but did not quite manage to put them together. I was in charge of making two ice creams. Emily and I made the Swiss roll together. Here follows our recipes… I’ve tried making ice cream […]

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Like a lot of people, I love crema Catalana. I have tried to make it several times before, with limited success. The first time, I curdled the custard when caramelising the sugar under the grill. The second time, I curdled the custard by overcooking it on the stovetop (see here). The third time, I curdled […]

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At the moment, it seems like a huge number of my friends are getting engaged and married. In this vein, two weekends in a row I was asked by friends to make cupcakes for their wedding related festivities, firstly, for the kitchen tea of Z and secondly, for A’s engagement party. My friend B came […]

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  The Daring Bakers’ challenge for June was chocolate pavlova. We decided to go a little off track this month and make a dish using chocolate and meringue, but – let’s be honest – this really isn’t a pavlova at all! This chocolate-coffee-meringue cake was made by my grandma throughout my childhood and it starred […]

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Last weekend we headed to P’s country place in Taggerty, in the Yarra Valley. The house is situated in the valley of the Cathedral Ranges and there were amazing views of the ranges and the changing leaves. This was a food oriented weekend and during the preceding days S & I plotted our cooking exploits. […]

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My friend L is a lover of all things sweet and can be relied upon to bring something dark, chocolatey and delicious to any party. In recent years, these brownies have become her “signature dish”. Dubbed “crack” brownies by our friend B (this moniker was given well before Momofuku milk bar brought out its beloved […]

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And finally, dessert. I picked this one out of Saha, yet another one of the great cookbooks from the Malouf team. This dessert was, in my opinion, the star of the mezze feast (don’t tell the labne balls). Watermelon sorbet 800g watermelon flesh (about a quarter of a watermelon) 200g caster sugar 70g glucose (I […]

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A new year and the Daring Kitchen has kicked off again. The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca. I was pretty enthusiastic about […]

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