Chocolate Baileys Mud Cake

28.02.2013
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“Is there anything more comforting and pleasurable than chocolate cake?” It is the universal cure of ills, heartbreak, sugar cravings and (for me at least), boredom. Throughout high school and my twenties, chocolate cake was like my culinary crack. I use to spend my meagre high school savings buying myself a whole mud cake after […]

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Chocolate Profiteroles with Chocolate Passionfruit Pastry Cream

05.02.2013
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Maybe it’s the inconsistent and grossly unseasonal summer weather of late (seriously Sydney, you’re going to force me to pull out my winter woollies in January?!). Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s less than four weeks until autumn, but I’m in a teeny tiny state of panic. I’m not ready to bid farewell to […]

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Chocolate Rice Pudding

01.02.2013
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Recently, I’ve only had one thing on my mind. Comfort. It has been a crappy couple of months on a personal front. So in between some much-needed catch-ups with friends and some (quite expensive) retail therapy, I’ve been happily dunking my face into bowls of this chocolate rice pudding. Amongst many other sugary and salty […]

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Apple Trifle with Calvados and Caramel Apples

16.01.2013
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In a blink of an eye I went from frantic pre-Christmas mayhem to mid-January. Curse you lazy summer days and your leisurely wine-friendly afternoons! In any case, if it’s not too late to say, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and new year. It’s the summer school holidays now in Oz which means […]

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Christmas recipe round up (just in case the world doesn’t end and you still need to bake)

21.12.2012
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I admit, I haven’t done any Christmas baking at all; not a candy cane, eggnog, gingerbread or fruit cake recipe in sight. I was however, planning a last minute Christmas ambush of chocolatey recipes on the blog but as usual, things got away from me and before I knew it, it was the end of […]

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Chocolate Financier with Caramel Tea-Poached Pears

17.12.2012
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You know, I had a post already written up about my current state of panic. And how I’ve done absolutely nothing for the holidays; not a single thing baked, not a single pressie bought, not one Christmas meal planned and shopped for. And how the thought of fighting other frenzied shoppers in over-crowded malls terrified […]

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (and road-testing a Profiline Pushpan)

11.12.2012
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Ok so it’s a little strange to post another cheesecake recipe so soon after this one but I just bought myself one of those nifty Profiline Pushpan cake tins and I really wanted to test it out. For those that aren’t sure what I’m talking about, it’s a loose-bottomed cake tin with a water-tight silicone seal […]

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