Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry sour cream cake is easy to make, perfect for entertaining and completely delicious using simple and inexpensive pantry staples. It’s loaded with strawberries, both in the centre and on top, plus it’s moist, and not too sweet. What’s not to like? Strawberries at our local supermarket are selling for just $1.30 a punnet so […]

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The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]

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Creme Patissiere

    Creme patissiere, creme pat, or pastry cream is a rich and creamy king of custards. It’s thicker than creme Anglaise, which is a pouring consistency custard.  It’s simple to make and has many uses. We love to whip up a batch and fill choux pastry for eclairs, or profiteroles. Creme patissiere is one of […]

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Festive Chicken Terrine

Festive Chicken Terrine

Festive chicken terrine is flavoured with brandy, Dijon mustard, leeks and tarragon, and speckled with cranberries, dried apricots and pistachio nuts all wrapped in bacon. It’s easy to make, and economical for a large gathering and perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads as it can be made three days in advance, and the flavour only […]

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Mille Feuille with Berries

Mille Feuille with Berries on a white plate with greenery in the background

Mille Feuille with berries looks super impressive and time consuming, but in fact is quick and easy. If you can thaw some pastry, make a custard, and slice some strawberries you’re on your way to putting this magnificent looking dessert together. The French term mille feuille (pronounced meel-foy) literally means a thousand leaves, referring to […]

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Walnut Snowball Cookies

Walnut Snowball Cookies

  Walnut snowball cookies fall into the ridiculously easy to make category. They’re a rich, buttery, vanilla shortbread loaded with toasted walnuts, and rolled in icing (powdered) sugar for a melt in the mouth texture.  These cookies are perfect for baking any time of the year but especially around the holidays. It’s always a welcome […]

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No-Mayo Potato Salad

No-Mayo Potato Salad

  No-mayo potato salad is a healthier alternative to potato salads made with a heavier mayonnaise dressing. It’s a potato salad that’s a classic with lemon and dill, and the potatoes really soak up the delicious fruity olive oil and dijon mustard dressing.  Potato salads come in all forms, made with mayonnaise, salad cream or […]

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Mango Mousse with Passionfruit

Mango mousse with passionfruit is pure summer, and super easy to prepare. Fresh mango, or frozen if not in season, mixed with rich coconut cream and then soft whipped cream folded through is about as simple as it gets. Served with cubes of mango and fresh passionfruit pulp it’s a dessert that is worthy of […]

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Polenta Apple and Ricotta Fritters

Polenta Apple and Ricotta Fritters

Polenta apple and ricotta fritters are too easy and delicious you’ll wonder why you haven’t whipped up a batch before. These little fritters are moist, light and absolutely moreish with a lovely texture from the polenta and ricotta. They are scrumptious served both warm or hot and also marry beautifully with Easy Salted Caramel Sauce […]

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Bacon and Cranberry Stuffing

Bacon and Cranberry Stuffing

Bacon and cranberry stuffing is crusty golden brown on the outside and moist and savoury on the inside. Call it stuffing or dressing, either way you’ll end up with individual balls of deliciousness with just enough toasty crunchy bits to satisfy everyone, and let’s face it that’s the best part. Prepare and freeze these ahead […]

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