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July is a time full of family birthdays, with Mr M, my mother then my sister-in-law, C all having birthdays in a row, with a week separating each. When we got together for my mum’s birthday, I naturally offered to do the cake baking, particularly as I was itching to test out my brand new […]

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Up until recently, I had never heard of whoopie pies. However, suddenly the damned things were everywhere on the blog front and even the New York Times explained that whoopie pies are ‘having their moment‘. So what is it? It’s somewhere between a cake and a cookie, sandwiched with frosting. This American treat has its […]

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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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A few weeks ago, Mr M and I had both sets of our parents over for dinner. I decided that a lemon tart would be a perfect, no-fuss dessert. However I have never actually made one before, so I went through my recipe books and found a great recipe in ‘I know how to cook’ […]

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So it has been a bit of a theme lately to try to get creative and find ways of using the food we have so it isn’t wasted. I woke up on Sunday to a few carrots that needed to be used, as well as some excess cream cheese (I bought it to use in […]

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So I have been intrigued about red velvet cake for a little while now. In my online trawling I kept coming across artful photographs of this bright red layer cake with white frosting. Some mid afternoon browsing of Sugadeux’s website turned my mild interest into a fully fledged craving. As always, the issue for me is the wheat-free factor, […]

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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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On Good Friday Mr M and I found ourselves at home and in the mood for a cooking fest. I had an intense craving for a hot cross bun as due to my wheat-free status this Easter I hadn’t eaten one at all (usually I can get my hands on some lovely rye buns from […]

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The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris. The term ‘tian’ means layered, and the challenge recipe consisted of a layered orange dessert, comprising a pastry base […]

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