21 May 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Cupcakes

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Banana, chocolate, hazelnuts and marshmallows in one cupcake? What an awesome idea. I split these banana cupcakes into two – half filled with Nutella and chopped hazelnuts and frosted with marshmallow buttercream, and the other half filled with marshmallow buttercream and frosted with Nutella and hazelnuts.

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15 May 2016

Lemon Donuts

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Baked donuts with a fresh lemon flavour and a lemon yogurt glaze. I coated some with cyrstallized ginger and some with mini lemon meringues.

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07 May 2016

Speculaas Cherry Pies

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Marzipan, cherries and speculaas cookies in one delicious tart. I filled half with lemon curd and some with jam.

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07 May 2016

Ris a la mande

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Ris a la mande is a Danish rice pudding made with whipped cream and toasted flaked almonds. It’s usually served cold with jam.

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30 Apr 2016

Chocolate Peppermint Sith Lord Cookies

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These cookies are firm enough to hold their shape, so they work well with cookie cutters. I made an army of Darth Vader and Darth Maul for Star Wars day.

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29 Apr 2016

Cutout Sugar Cookies

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Show your support of the Rebel Alliance by making Stormtrooper cookies for Star Wars day on May 4th. These sugar cookies are vanilla and almond flavoured. They didn’t hold their shape particularly well, so half ended up as space monsters.

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24 Apr 2016

Chinese Walnut Cookies

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Packed with walnuts, these crunchy golden brown cookies have a toasted walnut flavour.

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16 Apr 2016

Cinnamon Swiss Roll

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This swiss roll cooked perfectly without splitting and was light and airy. I filled it wit cinnamon cream cheese, but lemon curd or PBJ would also work well.

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09 Apr 2016

Peach Crumble Cake

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A sponge cake with a layer of peaches in the middle and crumble on top. This would go well with custard but I used a simple lemon glaze instead.

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03 Apr 2016

Capirotada

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A traditional Mexican bread pudding made around Easter/Lent. It should really use piloncillo, a type of sugar shaped like a cone, but dark brown sugar can be used instead if you can’t find this. It uses cheese! The type of cheese is up to you – some suggest Monterey Jack while others use cheddar. Cheese tends to be more of a savoury ingredient, but there are some well known pairings in desserts – cheesecake, cheese and apples and cheese and biscuits. I used cheddar for this because it was all I could find. With hindsight, this may have been a bad choice – the taste was… interesting. This had a marmite type response with everyone who tried it – they either loved it or hated it. Good to try for Easter but not one I’d try again.

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