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Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble - Cook Republic

Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble

A few years ago I had this insane fig crumble at a winter market here in Sydney. It was figgy as was expected but had an incredible warmth that poured down my throat right down to my belly. After reading the ingredient list on the pack, I realised that it had ginger in it. Of course, I wanted to try making it at home (you do that too, don't you?). I wanted that molten winter warming feeling spreading through me as I sat on the couch at night ... Read More >>
Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary - Cook Republic

Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary And Date Nights

Nick and I met 21 years ago when we were starry eyed and 18. Within a month, we had forged a bond that went deeper than societal norms and expectations. It started with an easy going friendship that blossomed into love. We dated for the longest time – 6 years. Then came marriage and a couple of years later, the birth of our older boy. The once starry eyes were red rimmed with lack of sleep and the love was there but hiding under the covers wi... Read More >>
Slow Cooked Apple Tart Overnight Oats - Cook Republic

Slow Cooked Apple Tart Overnight Oats

I first discovered steel cut oats approximately 5 years ago. Following the instructions on the back of the pack, I cooked them for 30 minutes and it was love at first chewy bite. In fact, I loved them so much and was so obsessed with cooking them every morning that I even included a recipe for creamy, honeyed, steel cut oats in my cookbook. Then last night, I slow cooked them for 8 hours in my slow cooker and when I woke up to the smell of ap... Read More >>
Apple And Almond Cake

Apple And Almond Cake

El Nino wrecked havoc on our weather system here in Australia. After waiting patiently through spring and summer for autumn to arrive, it never did. Here in Sydney, it went from summer to a balmy spring straight to winter. As a result, our annual apple picking tour had to expedited as the apple harvest was much lower and shorter compared to previous years. Tomorrow is officially the first day of winter and while the cold has finally set in, t... Read More >>
Crispy Caramel Apple Tart - Cook Republic

Crispy Caramel Apple Tart And My Fool Proof Frangipane

If you love mug cakes (of course you do!) then you will love this quick dessert of buttery flaky pastry  topped with a caramel fudgy frangipane and paper thin apple slices, baked to golden must-be-eaten-with-a-dollop-of-ice cream perfection. An abomination of a traditional tart masquerading as a thin-crust sweet pizza, who really cares what it is called as long as it takes less than half an hour from the oven to seducing you on the couch. ... Read More >>

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White! Hey William Tell!), it was also the first fruit Nick and I shared more than two decades ago as we walked to the bus stop from college. He had an apple. I was hungry. He seemed relu... Read More >>