Aug 7, 2018
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Blueberry Crostata – An Easy Free Form Blueberry Pie

I made this crostata, which is really just a free form pie, a few months ago during a small window in summer when berry prices here in Sydney were relatively inexpensive. Right now of course, being the depths of winter, it’s not going to be an ideal time to cook this and unfortunately frozen blueberries […]

Dec 18, 2017
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Easy Christmas Trifle with Peaches & Strawberries

If you need an easy Christmas dessert that’s delicious and a total crowd pleaser then a trifle might be just what you’re looking for. Now you can go all high-brow with trifles and make every element from scratch and there’s no problem with that at all, if you have the time and inclination, but a […]

Jul 5, 2017
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Cardamom, Rose Water & Pistachio Cake

The title of this cake includes three of my favourite ingredients so I knew it was going to be right up my alley, and I was right. This cake is just a lovely combination of flavours – warmth and earthiness from the cardamom, beautiful aroma from the rose water and wonderful nuttiness and moistness from […]

Jan 10, 2017
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Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake with Espresso Ganache

As you can see from the Christmas decorations in the background this was a cake I made for a pre Christmas dinner we hosted. I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnut and try to sneak ground hazelnuts into a lot of cakes I make. This particular recipe is quite interesting as the base of […]

Nov 15, 2016
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Roasted Plum & Yogurt Pavlova – Yep, No Cream!

I’m not pretending by any means that this Pavlova is healthy, it does after all contain one cup of sugar but it would be a lot more calorific if it was doused in the usual way with lots of whipped cream. Instead this version uses thick Greek yogurt which gives the Pavlova a lovely tang. […]

Oct 14, 2016
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Toffee Almond Chocolate Semifreddo

I’m a big fan of semifreddos. They are the perfect answer to homemade ice cream for those that don’t own an ice cream maker. They’re super easy and a great make ahead dessert. Even though I do have an ice cream maker I find that I veer towards semifreddos a lot more than traditional ice […]

Jun 14, 2016
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Golden Syrup & Macadamia Tart

Although this tart tastes and looks indulgent the recipe is surprisingly frugal in its ingredients and composition. The Cucina Povera that we hear so much about in Mediterranean  cuisine existed here and in England too after the war when food rationing meant that housewives had to be extra inventive to create tasty appealing meals, and this […]

Apr 22, 2016
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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

I wish I had taken a picture of this tart once it was sliced to show the just set and slightly runny caramel interior as it would sum up more than any words could just how delicious, rich and decadent this tart is. If you’re not a lover of caramel, especially the kind that just […]

Oct 2, 2015
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Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Layer cakes make a fantastic celebration dessert. They not only look impressive but they’re delicious and can feed a large number of people. I made this three layer cake for a birthday dinner for 12 and there was still half a cake left over – which is not a bad thing! The batter for this cake […]