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Category Archives: Fruit Desserts

Apple Taste Testing: Part 1

 There has been a lot of discussion about apple desserts in my kitchen in the past week or two. I‘ve recently posted two recipes, Apple Tarte Tatin and Apple Walnut Pie, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 25 Comments

Apple Walnut Pie

The are many many instances in which the old saying “opposites attract” is true in my marriage. My darling husband has a sweet tooth, a very sweet tooth. I do … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 32 Comments

Apple Tarte Tatin

Autumn is apple season in New Zealand. M loves apple desserts so it was no surprise when he ordered Apple Tarte Tatin during our recent holiday. The first was very … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 33 Comments

Saffron Rice Pudding, Slow Roasted Plums

Rice pudding has warm and fuzzy connotations for me. Whenever my Mum baked a roast dinner she would put a simple English style baked rice pudding in the bottom of … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 28 Comments

Tropical “Mess”

At Christmastime in Australia we are blessed with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, summer berries and stone fruits so to me it seems counter intuitive to serve a traditional … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 28 Comments

Cheat’s Choc Cherry Trifle

This is quick and clever twist on wine trifle. Generally I would spend a lot of time making a cake and preparing rich egg custard, but just occasionally, when time … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 15 Comments

Creamy Berry Gelato

I didn’t waste any time after the delivery of my new ice cream churn to start experimenting. With great  enthusiasm, I launched myself into inaugurating the sleek new toy. Without … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 19 Comments

Blood Orange Polenta Cake

I was in Italy when I first marvelled at the sight of a cut blood orange. Tasting the intensely flavoured fruit simply reinforced my infatuation. It was April 1997. I … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 37 Comments

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sometime in the early 1990s I pasted a recipe clipped from from The Australian Gourmet Traveller into my battered blue recipe folder. I have altered it a little but that … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 33 Comments

Pear and Ginger Upside Down Cake

Lost, a tatty, food splattered magazine clipping. It’s the recipe for a much loved pear and ginger upside cake. I’d already bought the pears and checked the pantry for treacle … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 24 Comments

Oven Poached Pears in Vanilla Syrup

I love pears. Pears with strong cheeses, pears with bitter greens, sweet pears have an amazing ability to marry well with a broad range of flavours. It’s not only their … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 25 Comments

Bramble Berry Crumble Slice

The blogs I follow cover a vast range of genres. Posts about food, fashion and photography, creative writing and political satire, gardening, arts and handcrafts, social history and photography arrive … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 19 Comments

“The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” – Rose Scented Rice Pudding

  I couldn’t resist making another recipe from Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” to contribute to the Cookbook Guru. AA Milne’s Mary Jane threw a tantrum … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 24 Comments

Hazelnut, Orange and Cinnamon Quince Crumble

Orange and cinnamon are the perfect complement to the heady perfumed flavour of quince. It’s temping to add cinnamon sticks, orange zest and vanilla beans to the quince poaching liquor, … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 12 Comments