Hungry for travel – a family holiday to Japan

13 Oct

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The Hungry Family recently returned from a trip to Tokyo, Kyoto and Tokyo Disney. It is fair to say that we are all smitten with this amazing country. The food was incredible and fresh and inexpensive, the people were friendly and polite, and everything was spotless – even the toilets at train stations were immaculate. And the shopping. Oh.The.Shopping. Our suitcases were bulging at the seams on our return with Japanese lollies (candy), various spicy sauces, whisky, clothes and Disney everything!  Continue reading

Passionfruit bars

1 Oct

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Nothing says fresh and zingy like passionfruit. Those who know me know that I have a dislike of fruit bordering on the pathological but for some reason I do enjoy passionfruit in baked goods. Misses 6 and 8 are my opposite – they adore fresh fruit, but actively dislike passionfruit in baked goods. Sigh. Continue reading

Orange madeleines with Cointreau

27 Sep

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Does anything spell afternoon tea more than a madeleine? These pretty little delicacies never fail to impress, although they are embarrassingly easy to make. I’ve got a few madeleine recipes on my site as I love making them and they are always well received. To make the real McCoy you will need a traditional pan, readily available from home ware stores. Continue reading

Baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze

22 Sep

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I am utterly enamoured with my mini donut baking pan. The holes are teeny tiny, resulting in a fairy-sized morsel that it irresistible. Whenever the baking urge strikes I often start with the pan and work backwards, searching for a worthy recipe. I have now found my ‘go to’ recipe for mini chocolate donuts, thanks to the lovely blog mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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Margarita cake with tequila

15 Sep

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Recently, well actually several months ago, my lovely friend Jane had a birthday. Jane had requested a Tim Tam cake [for my non-Aussie friends, Tim Tams are our national treasure chocolate biscuit] but I spied a recipe in my beloved book ‘Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth’ that I knew she would love. And boy, was I right.

In the book it is referred to as margarita drizzle cake but I am calling it simply margarita cake. Or, as many of my work friends commented after sampling it, the best cake I’ve ever made. Or, tequila cake with lime, if we want to keep things simple. All are true. Trust me on this – you NEED to have this cake in your life. Continue reading

Vegan popcorn fudge: The Sweet Swap 2014

8 Sep

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I recently took part in the second annual The Sweet Swap, run by the lovely Belly Rumbles and Chewtown. This is an Australia-wide even where bloggers create a batch of something, are matched with three other food bloggers, and send their parcels of yumminess to those three bloggers. In return you receive three lots of sweet teats form three different food bloggers.

Imagine all the behind the scenes work done by Sara (Belly Rumbles) and Amanda (Chewtown) in putting it all together! Continue reading

Rosemary chocolate chip cookies / biscuits

2 Sep

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I have written before about my wonderful rosemary bush, which thrives despite the neglect we show it. It is vibrant, green, and always happy to provide a sprig or two whenever we deign to visit it. Poor tree.

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These rosemary choc chip biscuits (as we call them) or cookies (for my American readers) are amazing: a bewitching combination of savoury and sweet. They marry perfectly with a cuppa or a glass of something stronger (don’t worry – I won’t tell anyone.) Continue reading

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