Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cake

I wasn’t sure about this cake to begin with, but that sometimes happens when you are too closely associated with a product. I left it a day, decorated it, looked at it for a while, decided we were never going to eat it all….packaged half of it up to give to the builders next door….looked(…)

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Hazelnut Melting Moments

Hazelnut Melting Moments

I’ve made the same melting moment recipe for years…we’re talking 1988…that’s quite some time ago. This is an updated version of the original recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly, The Big Book Of Beautiful Biscuits, http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Biscuits-Australian-Womens-Library/dp/0949892106/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399874612&sr=1-1&keywords=AWW+beautiful+biscuits I am very much attached to my two AWW cookbooks, one is biscuits, the other is cakes….they really are fantastic.(…)

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Toffee and Almond Date Tart

Toffee and Almond Date Tart

The sugar varieties available today are tremendous. Just by using different types of sugar, you can completely change the look, flavour and texture of a product. Light musovado sugar just screams dates and almonds, team this tart with toffee sauce and whipped cream and you have yourself a killer combination. I do like to be(…)

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Apricot and Walnut Carrot Cake

Apricot and Walnut Carrot Cake

I don’t make carrot cake often as my son wouldn’t go near it due to the vegetable content and as I rely on my son’s 14 year old metabolism to devour the baking, it would go to waste.  This recipe is actually a halved version of the one I made in the cafe. I would(…)

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White Chocolate, Macadamia and Almond Cookies

White Chocolate, Macadamia and Almond Cookies

Here is the variation of my chocolate cookies. I replaced the cocoa with ground almonds (almond meal), added 1 tsp of almond essence and used white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. One of my daughters hates dark chocolate…can you believe it…so these are for her! White Chocolate, Macadamia and Almond Cookies   Print Author: the(…)

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Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

 Tiramisu has to be one of my all time favourites. This is more of a tiramisu cake, as I use a cream cheese/mascarpone/cream filling. This keeps it firm, more like an italian sponge torte….just talking about this is making me seriously hungry. You really have to make tiramisu at least once before you can start(…)

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Bagels, with everything topping

Bagels, with everything topping

Bagels are actually unbelievably easy to make at home. Will you be reproducing the perfect New York style bagel?…….maybe not….but I can tell you they are better or just as good as, what I can buy at my local market, supermarket or deli. I was first introduced to bagels when my family moved to Seattle,(…)

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Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

Eater cupcakes, might as well. I like these because they’re really effective, easy to make and I particularly enjoy the little easter eggs on top. I made these using chocolate cupcakes, but I’m not happy enough with my recipe just yet to share it with you, so I’ll give you the vanilla cupcake recipe instead.(…)

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Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf

  A few years ago, I spent a week in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I stayed at The Charles Hotel, in Harvard Square, which had the most wonderful award-winning restaurant, Henrietta’s Table. My husband was on a course, so I spent long, delightful days by myself, eating, shopping, cycling and sightseeing……so relaxing. I’d start every morning off(…)

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