Tag Archives: Butter

The Original Mac ‘n’ Cheese. A Roman Classic. Cacio e Pepe.

When life gets busy and I’m travelling in the fast lane, I definitely do not want to spend a minute more in the kitchen than is absolutely necessary. Still wanting to eat beautiful, delicious food but never compromising on the … Continue reading

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So Rich. So Buttery. So Chic. Pear and Almond Friands

One of the things I love most about school holidays is the welcome change of pace from a frenetic, breakneck speed to an almost leisurely meandering. Time to stop and smell the roses. Throw routine out the window and indulge … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Baking. Little Almond Butter Cakes.

I do most of my baking in the cooler months, when it’s not too hot to turn on the oven, and cocooned against the elements we’re craving comfort food. Particularly on wet, dreary days when  there’s nothing more inviting than … Continue reading

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Rich And Decadent. Salted Vanilla Fudge Shortbread Squares.

  There’s a serious battle being played out in our kitchen at the moment between the much loved, often requested, traditional chocolate caramel slice and a new contender; a very modern salted vanilla fudge shortbread square. Having baked just one … Continue reading

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From My Kitchen Pantry. Rich and Luscious Crème Pâtissière.

  This weekend we’re celebrating my husband’s birthday, and as always I’m baking a celebratory cake. Last year we embarked on a serious chocoholic indulgence with a Chocolate Mousse Torte with Candied Morello Cherries and Hazelnut Praline, this year it’s … Continue reading

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For The Weekend. My Latest Baking Obsession. Pecan Sandies.

I love the way that one recipe can serendipitously inspire another. Having spent the majority of last week waxing lyrical about Rosa’s rich buttery almond shortbread, an acquaintance enquired if I had ever made Pecan Sandies, reminiscent of her American childhood. … Continue reading

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A Trio Of Italian Biscuits. A New Favourite. Rosa’s Shortbread.

  This weekend my daughters are visiting their grandparents interstate.Tucked into their luggage will be a box of hone baked treats. A trio of Italian biscuits. Sweet but tart Sour Cherry Amaretti (my father’s favourite), caramelised nutty nuggets of Brutti Ma … 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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Fish On Fridays. Simple And Speedy. Sous Vide Salmon In A Snap Lock Sandwich Bag.

A couple of weeks ago I bookmarked an intriguing article from the Good Food lift out of The Sydney Morning Herald titled Simple Sous Vide For The Home, Minus The Fancy Equipment.  Sous vide has taken the culinary world by … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Dinner. Delicious And Deeply Satisfying. Slow Baked Potato Gratin.

Sunday night dinner at home.  A delicious and deeply satisfying slow baked potato gratin served with a side salad. A firm family favourite. Lush and creamy on the inside with a burnished golden crust. Best of all, after just a … Continue reading

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