Category Archives: Confectionery

It’s All In The Technique. Sweet and Simple Peanut Brittle.

  Toffee making and I have had a long and chequered history. I have the scars to prove it. Over the years I have experimented with all sorts of permutations in my quest to achieve toffee nirvana. Recently I discovered … Continue reading

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free. Chocolate Covered Christmas Honeycomb Ring.

Are you up for the challenge? What to make when asked to bring a gluten free, dairy free and nut free sweet treat to an early Christmas get-together? This request almost had me stumped. Sometimes it helps not to over … Continue reading

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Easy Slow Cooker Dulche De Leche. Thick And Luscious Condensed Milk Caramel Sauce.

This weekend my girls turn fifteen and I’ve promised them a four layer chocolate caramel ombré piñata cake. Sandwiched with dulche de leche. Smothered in chocolate ganache. Filled with mini m&m’s and jelly tots. A teenage balayage inspired sugar high. … Continue reading

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Perfectly Smooth And Creamy Fudge. The Old Fashioned Way. Just Like Grandma Used To Make.

Lately I have been delving deep into my kitchen drawer and resurrecting recipes for old fashioned treats. The sort your grandma might have made.  Some crawled on scraps of paper, others  ripped  from the pages of newspapers and magazines. Earmarked … Continue reading

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Incredibly Delicious. Insanely Addictive. Sweet and Salty Candy Cane Cracker Toffee.

One tell tale sign that it’s the end of school year, and Christmas is round the corner is the burgeoning supply of candy canes in the house. What to do with all those sticky, sweet candy canes? Usually I crush … Continue reading

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Sweet and Simple. A Variation on Chocolate Brigadeiros. Strawberry Bonbons.

The girls and I have a particular soft spot for pastel coloured bonbons in any array of sweet, fruity flavours. Not so long ago we spent an afternoon in the kitchen making Brigadeiros. Little chocolate caramel fudge truffles. The process … Continue reading

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Highly Addictive. Incredibly Easy To Prepare. Brigadeiros. Brazilian Chocolate Caramel Fudge Truffles.

These must be the easiest truffles I have ever made. Cooked to fudgy perfection, cooled, rolled into little balls and coated within an hour. Including the clean up and loading of the dishwasher. Brigadeiros. Unbelievably sweet and delicious. Highly addictive. A Brazilian … Continue reading

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A Blast From The Past. Retro Popcorn. Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs.

Today I’m taking a trip down memory lane. Back to my childhood. Remember Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs? A nostalgic blast from the past. Nutty caramel-coated popcorn clusters that hit Australian shores by storm in the 1980’s. As their tagline put … Continue reading

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Child’s Play. Easter Eggs Filled With Raspberry Marshmallow and Dusted with Sherbet.

Another day. Another take on store-bought Easter eggs. These gorgeous chocolate eggs caught my eye at the supermarket. So pretty. Perfect to be decapitated using my new-found serrated knife skills and filled with something special. A couple of Friday nights … Continue reading

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Construction Zone. Building Lemon Scented Gingerbread Houses. With All The Trimmings.

My girls love decorating gingerbread houses. Its something of an early December, start of school holidays ritual. A celebration of the festive season with friends. The problem is that here in the Southern hemisphere Christmas coincides with summer. Hand in … Continue reading

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