Passion Fruit Curd

April 4, 2010
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My parents are lucky enough to be able to grow passion fruit on their acre of land and when the fruit is ready for picking my mother goes through the process of scooping out the insides and freezing it for a later date.  I wish they didn’t live a plane journey away. I adore passion […]

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Apple & Brown Sugar Cake

March 23, 2010
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It’s time to bake a cake.  This post was supposed to be many other things I have on the list but nothing seemed quite right because I don’t feel right, and food is very closely connected with emotions for me. If I don’t feel in the mood to cook something then it won’t turn out […]

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Bikerboy’s Tiramisu

March 17, 2010
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If I’m ever in a situation such as I accidently knock over Bikerboy’s bike…I’m not saying I have I’m just saying if I ever did when parking the car in the driveway..sort of accidently knocked his bike or perhaps scratched a little…there would very few things I could do to compensate for the immediate broken […]

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Very Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

March 10, 2010

I have made these chocolate brownies for a few years and never had reason to look elsewhere for other recipes…I can be loyal like that…the fickle person that I am I can stick to something….there was no need….these provide everything I want in a chocolate brownie, with a high percentage of chocolate they’re very chocolatey […]

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The Lemon Tart

March 7, 2010
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There is a limited range of adjectives you can use to describe food; exquisite, delicious, divine, delectable, mouthwatering, scrumptious, flavoursome, yummy, tasty and then you get into other description of,  mmmmm….so good…OMG…kinda of vocabulary.  After a few postings, having raided the thesaurus I can’t find a different way to describe something delicious and perfectly formed….I […]

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Zabaglione, Zabaione or Sabayon with Pears

March 3, 2010
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If  you like your puddings to stick to the side of your ribs then make this to go with your sticky pudding as an alternative to cream, just make it less sweet.   If you want the perfect dessert that will deliver a sweet kick at the end of a romantic meal but not get […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake Covered in White Chocolate

February 10, 2010
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After the disaster of the honey cake and a few others like the over baked chocolate brownies or over filled apple turnovers that burst in the oven I had the chance to return to one of my all time favourite chocolate cakes; the flourless chocolate cake.  I was making a cake for a neighbour’s birthday […]

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Mille Feuille For Every Season – strawberries, pears, pineapples, bananas, mango

January 21, 2010

The title says it all, have the mille fueille any time of year, with any combination of fruit and any cream, traditional custard the crème pâtissière, simple whipped cream, mascarpone and crème fraiche or even chocolate mousse.  Mille feuille in Portuguese, called ‘mile folhas’, a thousand leaves, is very easy to make if buying your puff […]

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Pear Syrup from Poached Pears – A Syrup Never tasted So Good

January 13, 2010
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This isn’t so much a posting about a recipe because urmmm there’s no recipe but it’s about a Kitchen Accidental that turned into my favourite syrup.  I’m not a syrup fan, golden syrup to me is for pouring into recipes and if I had to pick one would be maple syrup over freshly made waffles […]

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Dark Milk White Chocolate Cookies – Triple Chocolate Cookies

January 7, 2010
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OK Forget reading the whole post….I just get sucked into details and go blah blah when I like something. I’m starting this posting back to front, I’ve just read what I’ve posted and it’s rather long.  Because I don’t want that to get in the way of anyone trying this recipe,  I’m just going to […]

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Christmas Eve and Mince Pies

December 24, 2009
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Feliz Natal My Christmas has started a batch of mincepies have been made…the girls have opened one present each a household tradition harping back to my Portuguese roots and my garage is full of the of food that doesn’t fit into the fridge just as well it’s cold outside. Mince Pies The pastry for my […]

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Chocolate and Pear Tart (Chocolate Cream Cheese)

December 11, 2009
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Today is cold but sunny and the sort of day where I should be doing three things at once in order to get through my ‘to do list’. I’m not sure why I bother with a to do list, do not remember ever completing one but I do keep adding to it. All they do […]

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