Category Archives: Dessert

A Trip To The East Coast & Blueberry Crisp

I’m still a little unclear of the difference between a fruit crumble and a crisp.  In all honesty, I had only heard of a crisp since living in America and mostly in the form of a blueberry crisp which I … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Ice Cream

Last week I made a very successful Rough Puff Pastry.  I’ve attempted this type of pastry a couple of times with no success so this was a triumphant moment.  I used some of the pastry to make little Apple Tarte … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pavlova

With four children there is always something on – something to organise, something to do or something to attend.  This week there were 3 separate sports days to attend for 3 of my kids which required a great deal of … Continue reading

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Megan’s Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I have many recipes for flourless chocolate cake and I love them all.  This one was given to me by my foodie friend Megan, whom I’ve known since high school, who happens to have the brilliant blog Children’s Books Daily.  … Continue reading

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Pistachio Meringues With Rosewater Cream

The weekends here lately have been so gorgeous.  Clear, sunny skies, trees are blossoming  and everyone seems to be out and about enjoying the warm change.  Our kids spent the majority of the weekend in the pool and by the … Continue reading

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Caramelised Figs With Hazelnuts

I bought a bag of what I think will be the last figs of season and have been indulging in a few too many Caramelised Figs.  Such a simple little recipe that gives halved figs a thin, crisp caramel shell … Continue reading

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Plum And Hazelnut Crostata

One of my most loved cookbooks is Belinda Jeffery’s ‘Mix & Bake’.  It is quite well worn and tattered but very much loved and I’m slowly working my way through all the recipes.  One recipe that I have been eyeing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Granita

My ice cream machine has been put to good use lately for weekend desserts.  Vanilla bean ice cream and a chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks has been our family favourites but Tilly has been requesting a strawberry sorbet. Last … Continue reading

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Chocolate And Almond Cake

My good friend Liz hosted a few mums and toddlers for a Melbourne Cup lunch last year.  A glass of bubbly, chicken salad and scrumptious chocolate and almond mini cakes topped with cream and sweet strawberries – not a bad … Continue reading

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Eton Mess

When I watch Wimbledon, my thoughts turn to strawberries and cream.  The same goes if I’m watching The Australian Open.  In fact, whenever I am watching tennis I get a hankering for strawberries and cream.  So after a month of … Continue reading

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