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    Mini Doughnut Cupcakes recipe

    This morning Troy reminded me I needed to cook something for him to take to work tomorrow for morning tea. Normally I jump at the opportunity to bake anything, but with my parents visiting, who also happen to have caught a nasty flu following their month long cruise to celebrate their retirement[...]
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    Chocolate Macarons with dark chocolate ganache

    Macarons. The mere mention can instil fear in many a baker, myself included. I attempted to make macarons once before, and it was an unmitigated disaster. Every single one cracked. And while I vowed not to let the disappointment get me down, and to make them again, it was another year before I d[...]
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    Chocolate Roulade with Burnt Sugar Italian Meringue Buttercream

    Sometimes accidents are happy accidents. And such was the case when I burnt the sugar for my Italian Meringue buttercream filling for my Chocolate Roulade. As the sugar slowly climbed to temperature I turned my attention away for a mere moment to begin beating the egg white, and when I turne[...]
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    Individual Apple & Rhubarb Pies

      As the days grow colder it's hard to resist the allure of comforting winter desserts, such as these Apple and Rhubarb Pies. Luckily winters here in Brisbane are relatively mild, but growing up in Tasmania I loathed the long cold winters. Especially the winters while I was at university. Aft[...]
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    Chocolate Banoffee Puddings

    When the words "let's take a break" are uttered in a relationship there is usually a sense of impending doom...that it will all be over. But sometimes a break is a good thing. A break provides perspective and can help you get back to what it is that you really love. For me the break, as I'm [...]
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    Chai Shortbread Cookies

    As a regular reader of this blog you will know I have a sweet tooth. A sweet little something every now and again, quite simply, as far as I am concerned at least, adds to the enjoyment of life. But when it comes to choosing something sweet to eat, despite appearances to the contrary, I am selec[...]