Sweet as candy – Chocolate Crack(le) Pops

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I think that one of the reasons I like to work with sweets and desserts is that there seems to be almost an infinite amount of room for ‘cuteness’. Kind of how it’s a little difficult for me to make a pork roast with sweet potato mash look adorable, but making cupcakes that result in […]

Pining for the sun with Pineapple Jelly

Dear Spring, I get it. You have a sense of humour. You’re part of Mother Nature’s gang of bullies, and we mere mortals have no say in how you behave. The least you could do is not piss yourself laughing when I drag my sorry corpse into the car at 6:45am in the morning, wrapped […]

Mini pavlovas – a love letter

Oh, dearest pavlova. You sit on a throne, looking down your nose at your kin, the meringue, while wearing your crown of cream and luscious fresh fruit. Is it any wonder that you reign supreme over my heart and tastebuds when summer’s sweet abundance fills my bosom with joy. The crisp crackle of your crust […]

Born-again hot cross buns (aka using stale easter buns)

It’s only been a few months since Christmas, with its roasts and turkeys (did you know you could get them deep-fried? SHUDDER!), eggnog, cookies and cakes and a hundred other things which make the tastebuds orgasm and the thighs quietly weep. So, did you make a new year’s resolution to be healthier? To eat more […]

Humble gifts of milk & honey (milk & honey jelly)

“So, there’s meant to be this really fun market nearby, my friends have been and they said it’s lots of fun…do you want to go with me tomorrow?” I arched my eyebrow and looked at my mother rather suspiciously. “You do realize that tomorrow is Sunday, right? My cleaning & resting day?” My mother flapped […]

Friendly Fondant Figures

Okay, so this guide is more than a few weeks late…and really isn’t the best I could’ve done considering that I put it together out of sheer boredom while in the throes of a head cold…but hopefully some of you out there will find it handy! When it comes to fondant, I’m hardly an expert. […]

Silky soft baked bittersweet mousse

There is something about the chocolate mousse that makes it irresistible. Rich, fluffy clouds of chocolate which melt away on your tongue – it truly is one of the sexier desserts. However, the cold that is required to set most chocolate mousses means you have a muted chocolate flavour, unfortunate as chocolate really does taste […]

Sinfully simple and sweet blackberry mousse

I’m a bit of a hoarder. You see, I loathe throwing out anything, and it takes enormous strength to force myself to do a monthly purge of my possessions. Nothing major, but those little scribbled notes, receipts, blog post ideas, rants, thoughts, empty make up containers – you know what I mean. Unfortunately, I’m also […]

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