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Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake
Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake

The winter 2012 issue of Donna Hay magazine is a baker's dream. Amongst extremely creative and simple desserts and bakes is a section on Banana Breads. There is a base recipe and there are a gazillion delightful variations. Now we all know that no matter how many...

Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  I was sitting at this gorgeous little table in the corner of a cafe, right next to a closed glass panel window. Through the cafe's branding decal stuck to the glass, I got an occasional glimpse of a bicycle being wheeled by, a lone shopper trying to peer back...

Milk Chocolate Brownies
Milk Chocolate Brownies

  Milk chocolate is synonymous with childhood. Smeared cheeks, sticky fingers, sweet breath and foil wrappers stowed away in books as treasures. It is only after we grow up that we banish the treat of our childhood and become fancy pants with dainty little...

Lemon Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes And Seven Years Of Blogging
Lemon Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes And Seven Years Of Blogging

  Every morning when I wake up, one of the first things I do is to check whether my site is accessible and not abducted by aliens. It has become second nature, a habit. Something that I have been doing for seven years as of yesterday. Did you see how I slipped...

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake

  This is virtually my first cake of the year. Barring a banana bread, I took a sabbatical from baking cakes. And I feel rejuvenated. A little chocolate in the kitchen is almost a requirement come Valentine's Day. This chocolate fudge cake is different. It is...

White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles
White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

I was totally making up a cake for an impromptu barbecue we were invited to over the weekend and because I was going to decorate the cake with fresh figs and violas, I thought that white frosting would look perfect. But I only had white chocolate bits, not proper...

Hot Chocolate Chai Tea
Hot Chocolate Chai Tea

I love tea parlours. I love the modern granny fusion trend of reasonably young (like moi!) people hanging out in dark, mysterious corners of these tea parlours. Sometimes harem chic, sometimes Japanese zen, these parlours are a sensory delight. From an array of every...

Just Brownies
Just Brownies

  As a food blogger in constant search of a new recipe to invent and make your own, you often run the risk of overloading your senses. The need to conquer new ingredients often makes life in the kitchen and in your belly a little bit complicated, a little bit...

Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake

A few weeks ago I bought a big, vibrant bunch of beetroot from the farmer's market. I was lucky to find them the day I decided I wanted to make a red dessert for Valentine's Day. I wasn't cooking a special lunch or dinner, just dessert and I wanted it to be different,...

Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake
Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake

  With the extremely early arrival of my Christmas present - the iPad 2, I now have even fewer hours in my day than I did before. After being enslaved to it for a good few hours on the first day and earning a splitting headache as a result, I decided to be more...

Chocolate And Assam Tea Prune Brownies
Chocolate And Assam Tea Prune Brownies

  The inspiration for this brownie came from the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook. They have a delectable brownie recipe that calls for prunes macerated in alcohol for three days. As amazing as it sounds, I am always a tad skeptical about giving the kids anything...