Category Archives: Dessert

Cherry turnovers

I had a wonderful birthday this year. I’m a Sagittarius. Being an Australian summer baby, it’s great to have cherries and berries in season for my celebration. This year I scored a wonderful array of cherries. I bought one batch … Continue reading

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Chocolate éclairs with raspberry cream

I found some wonderful treasures in my grandparents’ kitchen recently. My Grandma passed away a long time ago now, but Grandpa kept most of the things she used. One of the more surprising treasures was what I’m calling an ‘éclair … Continue reading

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Chocolate cupcakes with whisky buttercream and walnuts

I made these grown up cupcakes for a friend of mine to celebrate his birthday. My preference is to make mini cupcakes. Perhaps it’s nice to have such fancy treats in small packages. I always think a standard shop sized … Continue reading

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Rhubarb crumble

I saw the most beautiful bunches of rhubarb for sale at Windellama Organics at the Capital Region Farmers Market on the weekend. I simply had to buy one for use In my belated Father’s Day celebrations. I decided to make … Continue reading

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Upside down blueberry pudding

I felt like something sweet and fruity and didn’t have many options, but I remembered I had half a bag of blueberries hiding at the back of the freezer somewhere. I realised I could make an upside down steamed pudding that … Continue reading

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Chestnut pancakes

I came by a bag of Cheznuts chestnut flour recently (it’s available online) and have been very glad to use it. I made some great fettuccine last week, and have been plotting these pancakes for a while. My first batch … Continue reading

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Mandarin chocolate frangipane tart

I saw some beautiful daisy mandarins at the market a while back. They were lovely and small with a beautiful colour, but what really sold me on them was that they had a lovely tasting skin. It’s not often you … Continue reading

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Mulled cider

One wintery Canberra night a few weeks ago, I made mulled cider and curled up in front of my favourite cooking shows on SBS Food TV. I have fallen in love with a show called Spice Trip, during which two … Continue reading

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Masala chai

I first posted about chai my way in March 2012. I have since had requests for the exact recipe of my masala chai blend. Though I usually mix it based on smell, rather than any set measure, I’ve finally got … Continue reading

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Apple upside down cake

I was trying to think what cake I should make my Dad to celebrate his birthday. I was toying with the idea of using the beautiful little daisy mandarins but decided on a moist, autumnal upside down cake using Batlow … Continue reading

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