Category Archives: sweet

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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Baked apples with brandy ice cream

Apples stuffed with mincemeat (fruit mince), served with a scoop of brandy spiked no-churn ice cream – all the flavours of Christmas, but lighter and naturally gluten free. And because this is such a busy time of year, the stuffing … 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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Pumpkin spice macarons

Pumpkin coloured shells with a delicious spiced buttercream filling. Perfect for your Hallowe’en celebrations! Makes 30 filled macarons Preparation: 20 minutes Resting: 20 minutes Baking: 2 x 18 minutes Cooling: 30 minutes + Filling: 10 minutes Maturing: up to 24 … Continue reading

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Caramelised apple and pear cake

Beautifully fluffy cake with a crisp sugar crust on top and a soft, moist fruit filling. Caramelising the apples and pears before adding them to the batter gives this cake a huge hit of flavour, plus the rich taste of … Continue reading

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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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Hrapoćuša – Croatian almond and walnut cake

This cake is super high in protein, has no added fats or oils, and is naturally gluten free… but I’m afraid there’s just no getting away from the astonishing amount of sugar it has in it! Small slices, please 😉 … Continue reading

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Gateau Breton

Gateau Breton is a traditional butter cake from the Brittany region in north western France. It is uncomplicated and requires just a few pantry staples to make, but like all traditional recipes, benefits from high quality ingredients. This basic version … Continue reading

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