Category Archives: Dessert

Raspberry and rhubarb trifle

Windellama Organics had the most beautiful bunches of rhubarb on Saturday. I couldn’t resist buying one. I knew by the time I came home that I wanted to make a rhubarb and raspberry trifle with it. I made this as … Continue reading

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Homemade (Macadamia) Ferrero Rochers

I made these for Mother’s Day. It took some figuring out, but I’m very glad with the result. They were amazing. It’s a bit of a fiddle, but the effort will be worth the result if you want to impress … Continue reading

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Apple and Cape Gooseberry pie

I was very excited when I saw a punnet of Cape Gooseberries at the Windellama Organics stall at the Capital Region Farmers Market on the weekend. My grandparents always grew them and included them when they stewed apples. Grandpa still … Continue reading

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Blackberry tarts with cabernet meringue

I was recently inspired by some grown up icy pole recipes that Best’s Great Western wines posted to facebook. There was a blackberry and port combination which really appealed to me. Have you ever cracked open a good bottle of … Continue reading

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Orange and rhubarb pudding

A friend of mine recently made some delicious rhubarb. He dry stewed it with sugar and a little orange zest. The combination inspired me. I bought a lovely bunch of rhubarb from Lyn and Russel at Windellama Organics last week. … Continue reading

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Hazelnut pancakes with ricotta, figs and honey

When I was in the Grampians over the summer, I visited Grampians Grove nut farm in Moyston. It’s a great little spot that produces wonderful almonds and hazelnuts. They sell a range of nut products including a hazelnut pancake mix. … Continue reading

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Heavenly almond and honey vanilla syrup cake

My partner is going to a party this evening, it promises to be a fabulous affair. Sadly, I doubt I’ll be well enough to go. One of his friends from Comedy ACT turns 33 today. He thought it would be nice … Continue reading

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Peach honey tartlets

Well before I had a blog, many years ago, I used to write down recipes I created, particularly for special occasions and events, in a spiral bound notebook covered (by me) with good food newspaper clippings. You will find some … Continue reading

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Summer pudding

I was overjoyed to see all the amazing berries at the Capital Region Farmers Market before Christmas. I bought a punnet of raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and blueberries. I bought some cherries too. But with all those berries I wanted to make … Continue reading

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Brandy caramel sauce

I’ve never made Christmas pudding. One year I’d like to make one. But this year, I bought some beautiful Christmas pudding ice cream from Frugii ice cream at the Capital Region Farmers Market. John Marshall makes the most amazing ice-cream, … Continue reading

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