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Licorice, Lemon and Poppyseed Cake

Licorice, Lemon and Poppyseed Cake

The cake I’m going suggest you bake will look different to the one above. It’s still the exact same ingredients but I’ll get you to chop the liquorice up into tiny pieces and incorporate them into the batter. When you bake the liquorice, like I have done above, it goes too hard and crunchy(I know(…)

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie

This is, most definitely, a family favourite of ours. It is surprisingly light, with a super moorish brownie base. I use Whittakers Creamy Milk chocolate for both the brownie base and mousse. This is a dessert that needs to stay refrigerated, to keep it’s texture. I always make it in a round tin, I cut(…)

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Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie

Just bear with me. I know it’s a boring bacon and egg pie, however, a lovely friend of mine has requested it, so I shall deliver. Her son ate my pie at the cricket the other day, came home, told her it was mighty fine and she needs to start cooking one just like it.(…)

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Okay…I’d love to take full credit for these brownies but the original recipe comes from an Instagram friend of mine, “busykitchenmum”. Her website is www.busykitchenmum.com.  If you click on the link, it should take you to the original recipe. When I came across her brownies on Instagram, there was just something about her photo that said(…)

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Gluten Free Savoury Muffins

Gluten Free Savoury Muffins

I’m not GF myself, but have decided my addiction to the GF muffins at Two Birds Eatery could not continue, I needed to become more self sufficient. I spent a bit of time in the classroom last year and worked a lot with gluten free flour with the GF students. They know what works best and(…)

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oooooh, I have just found the perfect cookie recipe. Hankering for something oaty, I did a quick search and found this fabulous recipe from http://cookingontheside.com/chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies/I happened to have dried blueberries in the cupboard but these would be just as good with raisins. My recipe is just slighty different to hers, as I use wholegrain oats(…)

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Lunch Box Pita Crisps

Lunch Box Pita Crisps

Pita crisps are the best; super easy, tasty and inexpensive. I made these the other day, in class, to show the students there is a healthier alternative to highly processed nacho chips. These chips aren’t made from the smaller, thicker pita breads  but large soft ones, which can be purchased from most grocer shops( I get mine(…)

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Plum and White Chocolate Muffins

Plum and White Chocolate Muffins

I have been meaning to trial these muffins for ages and ages and ages, finally, they’re done and I’ve nailed it. If you’re a Hamiltonian, no doubt you’ve been to Jack’s cafe in Hillcrest. Jack’s has recently changed ownership, I’m not sure who the new owner is but the staff are super friendly, the coffee(…)

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Meg’s Apple Cake

Meg’s Apple Cake

This apple cake is outrageously good. The recipe comes from a wonderful woman, also called Megan. Her claims to fames, to date, are her bread rolls(amazing), salads(fantastic), pizza dough(my daughter reckons better than mine, I told her to shut up!)…..and now her apple cake. I had this the other evening at her house and I(…)

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Pepperminty Marshmallow Chocolate Slice

Pepperminty Marshmallow Chocolate Slice

This is my new favourite slice. The base is soft, yet a little crunchy, with a billowy, pepperminty, marshmallow topping. The base is a variation of a friend’s chocolate weetbix slice, the marshmallow is my mother’s recipe from years back. I’ve made many a marshmallow over the years, but for this recipe I’m using gelatin powder. Gelatin sheets will(…)

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