Raw Caramel Slice

The wind is blowing.  The sun is shining amidst white puffy clouds, some with gray bottoms.  In the background is the sound of Playschool and my toddler talking to himself, as well as the low hum of the washing machine.  I’m peeking over my laptop screen at the palm trees and ferns swaying in the… 

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Hazelnut Espresso Panna Cotta

What a start to school this year.  My three oldest children are all at back school – in grades 4, 2 and kindergarten.  Unlike most of last year, we’ve been getting to school on time and with everything we need.  Er, well, except a few times… I seem to have misplaced a sports shirt for… 

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Homemade Biscoff Spread

I’ve always been really shy.  And by “really shy”, I mean painfully, awkwardly, embarrassingly shy.  I was the little girl who hid behind her mom’s skirt whenever anyone spoke to her; I was the one who was too shy to ask any shop assistant for help; I was the one who was too shy to… 

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Mocha Cupcakes

In my search for a coffee and banana cupcake, I decided to try the following combination. Mocha cupcakes from Genius of a Cook: Obviously I did not use the Kahlua frosting, but I can say that these are the best mocha cupcakes. They were so soft, delicate and moist and had just a hint of… 

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Half-Birthday Cupcakes

I baked these cupcakes for my son’s 6-month birthday. Of course he couldn’t eat any of these, but the rest of us took care of that. We thought it was so funny my daughter only ate the iced side of these cupcakes! I used this recipe.


Nigella’s Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

This is a recipe I was just dying to try out from Nigella Lawson’s book How To Be A Domestic Goddess. This is one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. The chocolate ganache frosting is a perfect topping to this cupcake. I did have a problem finding natural colored glace cherries, so had to… 

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Sprinkle Cupcakes

This is the first recipe I tried out on my new Breville planetary mixer that I received for my birthday in 2006. It’s a simple butter cake recipe with a simple chocolate icing. Butter Cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 300g self raising flour, sifted 3/4… 

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