Category Archives: snack

“Creme egg” macarons

Easter is upon us! My kids gave up eating chocolate easter eggs a few years ago, but there’s always room for macarons. Always. Enter, “creme egg” macarons! Chocolate shells, filled with a vanilla ermine frosting “egg white” and a yellow … Continue reading

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Very berry macarons

How about ditching the roses for a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Pretty pink macarons with a lusciously fruity mixed berry gelée filling. If this is your first time, for a full step-by-step tutorial on making macarons, check out this … Continue reading

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Vegan White Christmas

White Christmas is a traditional Australian treat enjoyed throughout the festive season. The recipe usually includes powdered milk, and often includes white chocolate, and I was originally going to make the family recipe that we were treated to each year … Continue reading

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Jólakaka – Icelandic Yule cake

This traditional Icelandic Christmas cake is super simple to make, and a thick slice (or two) is just perfect smeared with butter or jam and served with a steaming hot cup of tea. Makes 1 medium loaf cake Preparation: 10 … Continue reading

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Christmas macaroons

Light and fluffy coconut macaroons, studded with candied fruit and enrobed in white chocolate. French-style coconut macaroons (congolais) are made with just coconut, sugar and egg whites and flavoured with a touch of lemon zest, and are much lighter than … Continue reading

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Cherry pirozhki

Some luscious little cherry pirozhki – baked hand pies made with a soft and flaky sour cream pastry and filled with sweet, fresh macerated cherries – for a summer picnic treat. Makes: about 15 Preparation: 15 minutes Resting: at least … Continue reading

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Chocolate hazelnut flourless torte

This flourless chocolate hazelnut torte is simply amazing! It’s quite like the Italian torta caprese, but it has no butter in it. Yes, you read that right. No butter. No oil, either. It is rich, soft, moist and incredibly light, … Continue reading

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