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Category Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

I can’t avoid it any longer, it’s time to think about Christmas goodies, treats to have on hand to serve to unexpected guests or to indulge family when they visit. … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 30 Comments

Florentines, naturally gluten free

Removing gluten from my diet has improved my well being immeasurably. However, I question the value of the vast range of commercial gluten free copycat products on the supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 17 Comments

Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut Cake

One of my favourite wine makers is Charles Melton in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Charlie is the quintessential Aussie primary producer, hardworking, layback, self effacing and passionate about his product. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 36 Comments

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

My Mum used to frequently make Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding for the family in winter. I never liked it much, I found way too sweet! I’ve been mulling over adapting … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

“You say banana, we say banarna…..”

As with many baking terms, there is an inconsistency between American and British English terms when it comes to muffins. Australians tend to side with the Brits when it comes … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 15 Comments

Chocolate Meringue Cake

“Simple to make, cuts cleanly, looks good, tastes delicious! That’s about all you want from a cake, unless you need it to transport easily, store well and improve with age,”  … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Refashioned White Christmas

Last year we hoped to experience a white Christmas in London. The locals kept telling us everything comes to a standstill if it snows, that snow would disrupt Christmas, so … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sandra’s famous Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This is as good as cake gets! A rich amalgamation of chocolate and nuts, it’s never cloying and never dry and the chewy nutty texture prolongs the chocolatey sensory pleasure. … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 8 Comments


It is thanks to our wonderful family friend Auntie Marj that I can bake feather light scones, make delicious tomato chutney and green tomato pickle and top my toast with … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Double Choc Chip Cookies

If I had a cent for every one of these cookies I made in my catering career I’d be rich! My chocolate splattered recipe book has calculations for making up … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

BROWNIES: made with cocoa

There must be thousands of Brownie recipes, each claiming to be the best. “Best” when describing food is subjective, our likes and needs as various as there are brownie recipes! … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 1 Comment