Tag Archives: Sugar

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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Lovely And Light. Savoiardi. Italian Sponge Finger Biscuits.

Light and airy savoiardi have long been a personal favourite of mine. Dating way back to the fourteenth century, this  Piedmontese speciality was invented when the Duke of Savoy, Amedeo VI, asked his pastry chef to create something delicate and … Continue reading

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Not Too Naughty But Very, Very Nice. Sweet And Salty Popcorn.

We’ve been air popping corn in brown paper bags these school holidays. In the microwave. Sprinkled with a little sea salt. A simple,no fuss, easy to prepare but  deliciously healthy snack. Of course my teenagers’ overwhelming preference is for a … Continue reading

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An Intense Citrus Flavour Burst. Dry Roasted And Ground Mandarin Peel. Sweet Or Spicy.

Mid winter coincides with peak citrus season. Suddenly my fruit bowl has transformed into an overflowing still life study of  vibrantly hued, sweetly scented lemons, oranges and mandarins.  Summer’s limes have given way to cooler climate lemons, and lately I’ve … Continue reading

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Monkey See. Monkey Do. A Breakfast Treat. Sweet Sticky Gooey Monkey Bread.

Like Curious George my interest has been piqued.  By  Monkey Bread.  As far as I can gather it’s a sweet, sticky, gooey breakfast pastry popular in the USA.  Sometimes also affectionately referred to as  puzzle bread, golden crown, pinch-me cake, bubble loaf and monkey brains. Well loved … Continue reading

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Fabulous Foodie Bijoux Gifts. Idea No 1. Dolci Sapori Confetti. Sugared Almonds With A Twist

One more week to go until December. The Silly Season. Frivolous and fun. End of year celebrations go hand in hand with thank yous and tokens of appreciation. Gift giving shouldn’t be a chore. I’m on the look out for what I like to … Continue reading

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It’s The Shatter That Matters. Old-Fashioned Homemade Honey Comb.

Remember the tag line for Hoadley’s Violet Crumble – it’s the shatter that matters? Growing up I adored Violet Crumble – tooth achingly sweet honeycomb bars smothered in chocolate. After all these years, I’m still a fiercely loyal  devotee, give me a Violet Crumble any … Continue reading

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Back to School. What to Bake? Chocolate Cake!

Holidays are over and a new school term is about to begin. Time to resurrect the weekly ritual of  baking something  for my children’s school lunches. What to bake? Chocolate Cake! This chocolate cake is a firm family favourite and ticks all the boxes. … Continue reading

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