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Cheesecake Berry Trifle
Cheesecake Berry Trifle

I made this delightfully simple dessert for Easter. It requires no cooking or baking, just some assembling of ingredients, some whisking and putting it all together. It is one of the fastest desserts I have ever made and tastes amazing. It also feels luxuriously...

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...

Ham And Pineapple Pizza Muffins

    I was hit by "3-30itis" as they say it in the Campbell soup ads on telly. Severe hunger pangs I tell you! I picked up this little book called "The Muffin Bible" and started flipping pages. I have in the past experimented with a few...

Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins
Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins

    A few years ago when I first visited Australia on a holiday, I found a lovely little cookbook called Coffee & Bites by Susie Theodorou in a basement selling bargain books in Sydney. It was a stylish and simple unusually square paperback and the cover...

Simple Strawberry Cupcakes

  I did my weekly rotation of Thomas Dux today. I scored 4 punnets of fresh strawberries for $5.00. A strawberry or two in each punnet is a tiny bit squashed, maybe that is why they can afford to give it at that price. But 50 odd strawberries for that price are...

Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

I have made strawberry cupcakes with fresh strawberries in the past and there is a very delicate quality about their texture and taste. This is the first time I have made cupcakes with fresh, organic strawberry jam and only word comes to mind, "childhood"....

Mango And Toasted Coconut Semifreddo

  I was very excited to try the new Krups GVS2 Ice Cream Maker when it arrived the day before. After unpacking and the box and making sure everything was in place, I briefly browsed through the manual. As per the instructions I placed the main tub in the freezer...

Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs
Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs

You put a group of women together and you could publish a cookbook. I say this because when women with even the slightest inclination towards food come together recipes are created, shared, swapped, evolved and adapted. It always happens to me when I get together with...

What Makes A Raspberry And Coconut Cupcake Frou Frou

frou-frou (froo froo) n. 1. Fussy or showy dress or ornamentation. 2. A rustling sound, as of silk. The word frou-frou is first recorded in English in the early 1870s. Its original sense was 'a rustling, as of silk on a woman's dress'. An example that the Oxford...

Hot Cranberry Scones
Hot Cranberry Scones

When I was living in Singapore, one of my favourite bakeries to visit was "Four Leaves". They had amazing cakes and a delicious array of baked buns and goodies. I surprise myself when I say this but I think Singapore had better bakeries and a mind boggling...

Donna Hay Inspired Upside Down Apple Chocolate Pudding

As always I was very eager to get my hands on the new Autumn Issue of my favourite Donna Hay magazine. And guess what the central photo spread was about? Apple Picking!!! Yep, the number one thing on my "to do before 35" list. Naturally I was enthralled by...

Authentic Dutch Pancake Poffertje Recipe

  A while back I had mentioned how we oohed-aahed and literally drooled over this generous plate of dutch pancakes/poffertjes at a local fair. It didn't help that they looked gorgeous and were dolloped with fresh cream, strawberries and caramel sauce :). Well, I...