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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Baked Baby Vegetables & Beetroot Puree

  A parade of aromas will emerge from your kitchen when roasting these vegetables.  This recipe treats your ingredients with respect by marrying the earthy taste of your vegetables and the richness of the beetroot puree and finally adding the tangy taste of the Feta cheese.  This is truly a delicious salad! Ingredients for the […]

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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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Irish Soda Bread

Bread making is not my forte.  I keep failing again and again when making bread.  To master a bread recipe it takes time, technique, precise measuring, kneading and lots of trial and error and for this you must have a lot of patience.  I have also heard from many bakers that you also need a lot of love when making […]

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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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Thai Fried Rice & Roasted pineapple

My first Thai cooking lesson was at the Mandarin Oriental Thai cooking School in Bangkok.  I made my way early in the morning to the Hotel.   I took the Sky train (BTS) to the Taksin bridge and then walked to the pier.  There was a beautiful hotel barge waiting for all the students that were joining […]

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