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Irish coffee cupcakes for St Patrick`s Day

17 Mar

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Those of you who know me IRL know that my surname is as Irish as it gets. I have never been to Ireland but am told that my surname is plastered across stores and businesses throughout the land. Visiting Ireland is on the to do list. I assume I will love it as I love England, the cold, history… Continue reading

Dense chocolate Guinness cake with buttercream for St Patricks Day

13 Mar

 

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. Continue reading

Chocolate Chambord ricotta cake with raspberries.

23 Feb

 

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Call me late to the party but I have just discovered two ingredients that are rocking my cake baking world. Continue reading

Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

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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. Continue reading

Home-made Baileys – 5 ingredients

5 Oct

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Creating my own home-made Baileys makes me a happy woman. I go through phases of indulging in an after-dinner Baileys, which, for the uninitiated, is a creamy whiskey drink. I like it with a splash of milk, or just straight. And with my simple recipe you can enjoy it too.

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Pineapple rum macadamia upside down cake

1 Jul

Pineapple rum macadamia upside down cake with macadamias.

I have found a fabulous cake for you to bake for this weekend! In Australia people will be celebrating/commiserating/trying to forget the Federal Election, while my American friends will be gearing up for their July 4th celebrations. This cake would be a perfect addition at any get-together you will be attending, from party to picnic to friends-over-for-pizza.  Continue reading

Chocolate mascarpone mousse

20 Jun

Chocolate mascarpone mousse

Hands up if you don’t love chocolate mousse? [Peers around to see no hands raised]. Just as I thought. I personally love it but am often put off by the thought of making it as it always appears so faffy.  Continue reading