Category Archives: Sweets

Churros and Overcoming Fears

When I was in Spain, oh, eleven years ago, I ate churros everyday for breakfast. I had never had them before and it was like a revelation. I was in heaven. And since the bread and cake baking bug hit … Continue reading

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Farewell Architecture & Design and Hello Research Services (with Tiramisu)

Last Friday I farewelled my role with the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania, which I had held for the last two-and-a-half years. It was a great position, with wonderful people and in a fantastic building. … Continue reading

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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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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins & Chocolate for Good Friday

Obligatory Easter fare. These are easy to bake, make the house smell divine, and taste wonderful – thanks to the sweetness of the dried fruit, the lusciousness of the chocolate and the crunch of the nuts – see earlier post … Continue reading

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Swiss Meringue

I love eggs and we use a lot of them in our house. And, for some reason, we often end up with surplus egg whites. They freeze well, so I put them in little containers in the freezer with the … Continue reading

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Orchestra Rehearsals and Pink-Iced Sponge Fingers

For much of my girlhood, Friday after school meant orchestra rehearsal for my sisters and me. We all played in Bay City Strings in Geelong and loved it. But Friday afternoon rehearsals could by tiring after a full week of school, and … Continue reading

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Russian Cheese Blintzes

One of my favourite things to eat when I was a child were the russian blintzes my grandmother made. I don’t have her original recipe but I have created the one below and it brings back memories of my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Peanut Toffee Brittle

Just have to share one of my favourite quick treats. I hadn’t made Peanut Toffee Brittle in ages and then made a small batch in the Christmas holidays. The initial small batch turned into multiple batches – sometimes with whole … 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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