Dense chocolate Guinness cake with buttercream for St Patricks Day

17 Mar

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Chocolate Guiness cake

St Patrick`s Day is Friday March 17 and while the day marks a religious and cultural commemoration I believe there is always room for dessert.

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Nigella Lawson love heart cut-out cookies for Valentine’s Day

13 Feb

Love is in the air…

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In Australia Valentine’s Day is just a minor blip on the calendar, not the huger than huge occasion it is in the US. Nonetheless it gives me a perfect excuse to dust off my heart-shaped cutters and to create something sweet.

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Easy green and gold Australia Day trifle recipe

24 Jan

A quick and kid-friendly dessert for Australia Day 🙂

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It’s the day before Australia day and you’ve been invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a dish. Forget the potato salad, ignore the dips and crackers: this green and gold trifle is simple to make and will turn you into a dessert champ. 

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Double chocolate giant skillet cookie – a big bickie that you bake in a frying pan!

31 Dec

An easy and fun last minute dessert for New Year’s Eve.

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I bake most days so generally the family is pretty blasé about my baked treats. This giant double chocolate skillet cookie is the exception. Upon pulling it from the oven I was met with a chorus of ‘oooh, yum!’, ‘that looks amazing!’, ‘I’m going to eat the whole thing’ etc etc.

Miss 10 adores white chocolate, so I used white choc chips for her. The Hungry Dad and I love dark chocolate so added them for us. Miss 8 has yet to meet a type of chocolate she didn’t adore so she would be thrilled with anything with a trace of cocoa in it.

As always, the simple things in life are often the best – this recipe is basically one huge chocolate chip cookie that you bake in a skillet / frying pan in the oven. Ensure that your pan has a metal handle – do not place a…

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Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

An easy and delicious Christmas cake recipe.

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I am not a fan of fruit cake. There, I said it. I know it is a tradition, especially at Christmas time, but I find fruit cake heavy and cloying and overbearing. I once made a Christmas cake from scratch, spending the GDP of a small nation on pricey dried and glace fruit. It went pretty much untouched on Christmas Day, and after storing in the pantry for a month or so I ended up throwing it out.

Never again.

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Easy vegan banana bread

6 Jun

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Banana bread and I have been soul mates for many years now. I am not much of a cake eater but a slice of home-made banana bread that is crammed with brown sugar and cinnamon always has me reaching for the plate. Continue reading

How to make black forest self-saucing pudding

23 Mar

Black forest self-saucing pudding

 

Even though it was 40C today in Sydney I felt a compulsion to bake. And not just any bake but the most wintery, warming, comfort dessert there is – self-saucing pudding. Continue reading