Yummy Chocolate Mousse

A traditionally French dessert that is deliciously rich in flavour. I like making this dessert as often as I can and although it might not be in vogue the faces of my family and guests brighten up when they see these little pots of chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate! Bon Appetit! Ingredients for the Chocolate Mousse 180 grams milk chocolate, chopped […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream

The beauty of these cupcakes is the combination of chocolate and coffee.  They are a delicious perfection, moist and decadent! Ingredients 200 grams dark chocolate 125 grams butter, chopped in cubes 6 eggs 1 cup caster sugar 2/3 cup plain flour Coffee Cream Ingredients 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 tablespoon boiling water 1 cup thickened cream […]

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My Danish Strawberries & Marzipan Pastries

It is spring time in Australia and this means it’s strawberry season.  The strawberries come in hot red colours with an intense fragrance.  Their season is short and families are eager to visit the small farms and orchards around Perth where they can have a family picnic and return home with a big box of freshly harvested sweet strawberries. Unfortunately, this […]

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“Cuatro Leches cake”

What makes the Tres Leches Cake, a Latin American and Mexican humble cake, so alluring ????  Well, for Latin Americans and Mexicans this cake is baked at home and the recipe is passed down from one generation to another.  For others it is a moist, sticky and sweet cake that literally melts in your mouth. My passion for new flavours drew me to […]

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pineapple

This dessert is not as easy to make as everybody thinks or tells you.  The end result should be rich, silky and light that will melt in your mouth.  The amount of gelatine is very very important and there should not be any lumps in the mixture. As for the topping, you could use sweet sauces […]

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Ginger Key Lime Pie

For as long as I can remember there was always a tin of condensed milk in one of the kitchen cupboards of my home.  The more I think about it, I am sure there was a tin of condensed milk in every single home in Latin America.  It was used as milk and as a sweetener. […]

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Seasonal Pear Tart

Who can resist the smooth, crumbly texture of a rich fruit tart! It is autumn in Australia and I see lots of pears in the markets.  Pears are so versatile you can poach them, roast them, juice them, or just eat them as they are. I still do not know which one is my favourite pear variety, but for this recipe I […]

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