Category Archives: Dessert

Mmmm. Delicious autumn food

[is it still autumn??!] Who knew cauliflower could be so delicious? Twice-baked cauliflower souffles Ingredients 200g cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 fresh thyme sprigs 350ml milk 80g unsalted butter 120g plain flour 4 eggs, … Continue reading

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Gluten free lemon friands

Thank you for all your lovely comments about Felicity’s Formal Frock made from Funky Fabric with some Flares of Frustration but now Finally Finished. Clearly, I like F-words, and need to keep using them. Words like Friands. These were made … Continue reading

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Lime balls

Have I told you about my great new cooking book? One of my Christmas presents was the My Petite Kitchen Cookbook. I love Eleanor’s blog and have been very happy with how her gluten free recipes have turned out (here … Continue reading

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Cappuccino cake

Yes, more baked goods! (If you are here for the sewing, click away now! or scroll to the bottom to see what’s in progress..) with my sister-in-law’s gorgeous red roses (Papa Meilland– stunning to look at and to smell) Ingredients … Continue reading

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Orange and poppy seed cake

Can I offer you a slice of sunshine? Moist orange and poppy seed goodness? This recipe is from the September 2007 issue of Australian Good Taste, Page 114 Cake 125ml (1/2 cup) fresh orange juice (1 orange wasn’t enough, two … Continue reading

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Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes

Craft night at my place = gluten free yummy things (one of the crafty peeps is a coeliac). Tonight we had individual serves of nachos and these little cakes. The cakes have that distinctive grainy polenta texture with moist lemon … Continue reading

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Nutmeg cake

This wonderful cake is even better with some cream. This latest version was made in the evening after work for a colleague’s birthday the next day, in between a load or two of washing, and other domestic stuff. It really … Continue reading

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Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream

This is why elastic waists were invented. Chocolate Mousse cake 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon (T) golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 4 eggs 1 T caster sugar 1 T plain flour, sifted Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

Felicity cooks rhubarb again. Apple and rhubarb crumble was our lovely dessert today after roast lamb. As you can see, not much was left over. Fruit base Peel and quarter 4 large apples with the Ikea apple cutter [because it … Continue reading

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More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake

I hope this is turning into a pattern. Felicity turned her hand at one of Smitten Kitchen recipes. This is what she did. Cake 560 grams rhubarb 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 120 grams butter, softened 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sephardic Flourless butter-less orange-and-almond cake

Pssst Can you keep a secret? Yes? Good…. now what I am about to tell you must NEVER be told to anyone that is not a cook. Here it is …the secret handshake of the food lovers fraternity…. we share … Continue reading

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Lime Coconut Cake

Limes are in season said the magazine, sure enough the greengrocer had them bagged up ready to go, shiny and green and cheaper than usual. The ones ‘on special ‘ were smaller than the ones I had been buying so … Continue reading

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They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die

Ok all you people that are trying to lose the extra weight post Christmas…don’t even look…the following pictures are likely to cause you to throw your good intentions to the wind. Everyone should have a signature dish and chocolate brownies … Continue reading

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Panettone trifle

Last weeks Australian Review recipes section had a great recipe. Even She who Sews could make it. And she and Felicity did.   Ingredients Panettone (we used one with dried fruit in it, but any sort would be fine) 250-300 … Continue reading

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Fruit mince tarts

I was having a conversation yesterday and I said “I have just popped some fruit mince pies in the oven…they better be good …with all the ingredients I don’t think I have saved much money”. I have to say these … Continue reading

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