Category Archives: Puddings/Desserts

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Cream

This chocolate mousse is rich. So rich, that you need the extra cream to cut through the richness of the chocolate. Berries – or a tart coulis go well and small servings are required. I made this mousse to take … Continue reading

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An Autumn Quince & Hazelnut Pavlova – Gluten Free

For some, Autumn means golden leaves and cooler nights. For me, it means quinces. I just love them and their heady fragrance. Thanks to Urban Farming Tasmania, I have loads of them and have been making lots of different quince … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate-Orange Almond Cake for Passover with Poached Quince, and Solomon’s Matzo

We were invited to a friend’s place for a Monday night Seder for Passover (Pesach). It was the first my children have attended and the 30 Minute Seder was a very child-friendly way to introduce them to what is intentionally … Continue reading

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Melt in the Mouth Chocolate Cake (or Brownie)

One thing that writing about the food I bake has forced me to do is try to notate exact quantities of ingredients as well as details – such as oven temperature and cooking time. Most cookbooks I read don’t just … Continue reading

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Pear & Caramel Tart: Perfection in the Kitchen Versus Efficiency in the Home

I really loved the pear and chocolate tart with crumbled peanut toffee brittle that I made this week. I bake a lot of different things and my children mostly give them the thumbs up. But sometimes there are standouts and … Continue reading

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Pear & Chocolate Tart: Musings on Flavour and Texture

Though there are always exceptions to the rule, in my book, a good cake or pudding should have complementary flavours (this probably goes without saying) and texture to be truly pleasing. I have eaten creations by some chefs who have … Continue reading

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The Not-Birthday Cake

It was my husband’s 30th birthday a couple of weeks ago and we had a BBQ with friends to celebrate. But Joel, being the quiet reserved type, told me I wasn’t allowed to bake a cake and make a spectacle … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Semifreddo

If I had to choose one cake recipe to take to a desert island, it would probably be the Almond and Coconut Cake given in the previous post – the easiest cake to make and just delicious. If I had … Continue reading

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Golden Syrup Pudding in the Microwave

(serves 2 slightly greedy people) I don’t know what attracted me to this recipe – found in Gary Rhodes’ Sweet Dreams. In fact, I don’t know what made me open the front cover of the book (see image below and … Continue reading

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