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Tag Archives: Vanilla
A Labour Of Love. Four Layer Chocolate And Caramel Ombré Piñata Birthday Cake.
Birthdays are always celebrated in our house with a home-made cake of the lucky birthday boy or girl’s choosing. Last weekend we celebrated our daughters’ fifteenth birthday. This time last year I made elegant Mini Strawberry Cloud Cakes With Chocolate … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, What I Love to Cook Tagged Baking, Birthday, Caramel, Chocolate, Dulche De Leche, Food, Ganache, Layer Cake, Ombré, Piñata, Vanilla 5 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Biscuits, Eggs, Flour, Italian, Lady Fingers, Orange Zest, Savoiardi, Sponge Fingers, Sugar, Vanilla 6 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, Small Bites, Sweet Treats Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Butter, Cream, Fudge, Salt, Shortbread, Slice, Vanilla, Winter 1 Comment
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
Posted in Eggs, Sweet Treats Tagged Baking, Butter, Creme Patissiere, Eggs, Gluten free, Milk, Pastry Cream, Vanilla 5 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Almond, Baking, Biscuits, Butter, Italian, Shortbread, Vanilla 5 Comments
Ruby Red Sundays. Rhubarb And Strawberry Compote With Vanilla and Balsamic.
We are fortunate to live in a temperate climate. At the Growers Markets last weekend, despite being in the midst of winter, I was lucky enough to pick up bunches of ruby red rhubarb and punnets of sweetly scented strawberries. Just … Continue reading
Posted in Breakfast, Fruit, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Balsamic, Brunch, Compote, Gluten free, Healthy, Lemon, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Vanilla, Winter 2 Comments
No Cake Decorating Required. All In One Berry and Almond Cupcakes With A Baked Meringue Topping.
Lately I’ve embarked on a spate of baking. With the cooler weather there seems to be a never ending demand for cake. For school lunch boxes, cake stalls, afternoon teas and bring a plate get togethers. Whatever the request a … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Almond, Baking, Cupcake, Meringue, Raspberry, Vanilla, Winter 10 Comments
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
Posted in Chocolate, Confectionery, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Butter, Chocolate, Cream, Fudge, Gluten free, Old-Fashioned, Vanilla 17 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Autumn, Cake, Custard, Dessert, Eggs, Magic Cake, Slice, Vanilla 5 Comments
Retro Baking. A Step By Step Guide To A Perfect Baked Sour Cream Cheesecake.
This weekend I embraced a little retro baking. This sour cream cheesecake was a staple, special occasion dessert in our house when I was young. Always made with 2 blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese. Scented with a little lemon and … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Cheese, What I Love to Cook Tagged Baking, Cake, Cheesecake, Dessert, Eggs, Food, Lemon, Sour Cream, Vanilla 6 Comments