Category Archives: pudding

Autumn pudding

Autumn pudding (or Fall pudding, for my North American friends) is full of fruit which has been lightly stewed with warm spices, and layered with thick slices of rich, buttery brioche. It’s an easy, no-bake, make-ahead dessert that will delight … Continue reading

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Summer pudding

We have a lot of visitors coming this summer, all travelling from what will be the depths of the Australian winter to the warm sunshine of the northern hemisphere. And, as always when we are expecting visitors from abroad, I … Continue reading

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Zebra pudding

Dark chocolate and white chocolate no-bake egg-less puddings, layered into a cute zebra pattern. Dessert doesn’t always have to be grand or intricate or time-consuming or complicated. Sometimes you just want a sweet, creamy and fun dessert that is super … Continue reading

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Pear & frangipane tart

An easy yet elegant dessert that combines the best of winter’s pears with the wonderful taste and texture of sweet almond paste. Normally I serve poached pears with spiced syrup and cream or ice cream, but I do love a … Continue reading

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Vegan fruitcake

First cab off the rank for my festive baking! Rich, boozy fruitcake is a favourite around the holidays. Enjoy it with a cup of tea on a chilly afternoon, with a warm sweet sauce for dessert or with coffee for … Continue reading

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Baked maple syrup & strawberry jam oatmeal

After years of seeing baked oatmeal all over the internet and wanting to try it, I finally had the opportunity! My first go was a complete bust, so we will not speak of it again. But this one was a … Continue reading

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Golden syrup loaf cake

Golden syrup is a thick, rich, sweet amber-coloured syrup that adds moistness and incredible depth of flavour to baked goods. And if that wasn’t enough, this cake is super-charged with the addition of more syrup after baking to give it … Continue reading

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Oeufs à la Neige (snow eggs)

That luscious, indulgent French dessert, Oeufs à la Neige. Soft, light, sweet poached meringues floating in a pool of rich, golden crème anglaise, topped with a sprinkling of crisp almond praline. Serves 6 – 8 Preparation: 10 minutes for the … Continue reading

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Brandy snap baskets with chantilly cream and pomegranate seeds

Crisp brandy snap baskets filled with soft, sweet chantilly cream and topped with bright pomegranate seeds are equally at home on fine china at the dining table, or on a napkin at a party. At our friends’ New Year party, … Continue reading

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Christmas parfait

Looking for something a little different from the traditional Christmas pudding this year? How about a Christmas parfait. The quintessential flavours of Christmas with spiced fruit mince, cherries and toasted almonds in a rich, custard-based ice cream cake, without the … Continue reading

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