Tag Archives: Dessert

Baci Di Fichi. Chocolate Dipped Figs With Roasted Hazelnut Crumbs Or Sea Salt Flakes.

Each year February  spells the beginning of an eagerly anticipated fig season. I literally can never get my fill of these lusciously addictive round  bottomed  beauties. Sweet, savoury or plucked directly from the tree, I try to enjoy them any … Continue reading

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Celebrating Australia Day. Pavlova Roulade With Lemon Curd, Peaches, Raspberries And Coconut.

My lemon tree is bearing fruit this summer. Consistently. At last. Perhaps because in spite of my decidedly non green thumb I’ve remembered to water it. Almost every  day. The perfect excuse to make lemon curd. My way. One lemon … Continue reading

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In Celebration Of My 500th Post. Summer Stone Fruit And Whipped Creme Fraiche Tart.

Sometimes milestones have a way of quietly sneaking up on you and taking you by surprise. Like this one. A little over two years and 500 posts later, I’m amazed that I’m still blogging. Albeit nowhere near as prolifically as … Continue reading

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A Cooling Taste Of Christmas. Raspberry Yoghurt Semifreddo With Gingerbread Crumbs

I know its almost Christmas when bags of Pfeffernüsse start appearing in supermarkets and delicatessens. I’ve always had a huge soft spot for these delicious little German “pepper nut” cookies. Full of a heady mix of honey, molasses and ground spices; nutmeg, cardamom, anise, … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Tea Party. Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Tart Scented With Cointreau.

It’s Spring and all of a sudden this week our garden has come alive with the heady scent of masses of orange jessamine and citrus blossoms. Inspiring me to make this celebratory Bittersweet Chocolate Tart scented with a little more … Continue reading

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Miniaturist Baking. Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bars

I’ve been reading Jessie Burton’s fascinating novel The Miniaturist, and by no small coincidence seem to have subconsciously  reverted to baking all manner of cakes, brownies and slices in my newly acquired mini loaf trays. I’m now the proud owner … Continue reading

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A Classic Combination. Chocolate And Orange Jaffa Brownie.

We can never go past a good brownie recipe in our house. So, not unsurprisingly,  perusing the weekend  paper last Sunday morning Frank Camorra’s recipe for Jaffa Brownie jumped out at me. My attention caught by the intriguing addition of … Continue reading

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Crisp, Puffed And Golden. Strawberry Choux Pastry Crown With Creme Patissiere.

With a veritable mountain of creme patissiere beckoning from the refrigerator I decided to resurrect my tried and true choux puff pastry recipe.  And so it was I spent a pleasant afternoon playing around with pastry in the kitchen. The … Continue reading

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Inspired By Wimbledon. Individual Strawberry Shortcakes With Creme Fraiche

  I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with Wimbledon. The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Hosted each year by the All England Lawn Tennis Club. So deep is my obsession that  I have just … Continue reading

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From The Old-Fashioned Kitchen Pantry. Magic Vanilla Custard Squares.

Eggs, butter, milk, sugar, flour and vanilla. Six staple ingredients that can be found in almost any kitchen pantry. I’m always amazed at the many different ways these basic elements can be combined to produce a wide variety of delicious … Continue reading

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