Tag Archives: dessert

Delicious coconut cupcakes using different approach for the same outcome (using up egg yolks)

As some of you are aware, I have gone back to study (mainly in response to the monthly career crisis that I have where I bemoan that there is no research funding and that the pressure to get it and … Continue reading

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Remember the time… a flashback to the 80’s with black forest cake

Every so often I receive an email titled something like: “you know you grew up in the 80’s if…” and inevitably it results in a little chuckle as I reminisce over the: Fashion: scrunchies, jelly sandals, balloon skirts, hypercolour t-shirt, … Continue reading

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The first birthday…In the Night Garden with Upsy Daisy and Igglepiggle

I have noticed that a child’s first birthday is a huge deal for mothers. The parties are big and so is the pressure. The second birthday doesn’t seem to have the same hoopla around it and I’m not sure that … Continue reading

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Straight from the farm: Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart

One of the problems living in an apartment is that my ‘garden’ consists of small pot plants (mainly herbs) – so growing large plants is out of the question. Every now and then the Out-of-towners hand me a bag of … Continue reading

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No ordinary apple pie – this one comes up roses!

So, about this ‘Gangnam Style’ dance craze that seems to be sweeping the globe (or at the very least the Australian media)… Upon my first viewing of the youtube clip (which has had almost 500,000,000 hits), I will admit to not … Continue reading

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Addicted to crack pie…

We all have addictions – I have multiple (food, shoes, etc) – one of the things that I absolutely cannot live without is coffee. It is not unusual for someone at work to comment on the well worn path between … Continue reading

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Laduree is coming to town!

The excitement is palpable – Laduree is coming to town! I recognise that I tend to harp on about this place but I love, love, love (yup thrice loved) Laduree – not only are the delicacies divine (they’ve been around … Continue reading

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Quick and easy decadence… the “slutty brownie”

Many, many years ago, I was enticed to join a gym by a friend dangling a coffee and cake shaped carrot to be had after an exercise class. This was fun, but unsurprisingly, was not a successful weight loss plan. I look … Continue reading

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The humble lamington gets a re-style!

So firstly, I want to mention that my spell check is not recognising the word ‘lamington’ – and keeps changing it to ‘laming ton’ (what the?) – which perhaps says something about this being an Australian-centric treat. It seems that … Continue reading

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Baked banana and peanut chocolate souffle

I love to eat. Unfortunately with it comes the consequence of weight gain. Yes, I seem to pile it on… in fact, I have a clear memory of a weekend in the ‘country’ some years ago, which involved a Devonshire … Continue reading

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