Category Archives: Desserts

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Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them … Continue reading

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How to make Jelly Beans Recipe

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This is a great activity for the school break, make jelly beans at home.  Parent supervision is needed when handling the hot sugar syrup. My wonderful husband is away speaking interstate and I miss him greatly.  I go to bed … Continue reading

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YouTube Cake Dessert Recipe

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First there was the instagram dessert with the logo all the way through, followed by facebook, then you asked for a twitter cake. To finish off my complete set of social media desserts here’s a YouTube cake, or should I say dessert. Did … Continue reading

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How To Make Chocolate Candles

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Dazzle your guest with chocolate candles filled with white chocolate mousse.  They look complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make. You can have a bit of fun serving empty plates and then candles as the centre piece. This morning … Continue reading

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Worlds Biggest Snickers Bar Recipe

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What’s even better than a delicious Snickers bar?  The world’s BIGGEST Snickers bar of course! The Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest Snickers ever made at 1LB, which everyone would agree is pretty big.  However, today’s Snickers bar … Continue reading

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A Sweet Tweet Surprise Twitter Dessert

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Dinner tonight was greasy burgers from a take-away joint that’s been going since 1957 … there goes my new years health kick! #isittoolatetostartagainagain? And yet somehow, the thought that families have been eating from the same diner for almost six … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cake Macaron Tower Dessert Recipe

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Instead of a simple Christmas tree cake, how about a tower of chocolate-coated macaroons in the shape of a tree! If you’re dreaming of a white christmas, this tree features macarons topped with brandy ganache, coated in white chocolate and … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Recipe plus two more easy apple desserts

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The best apple pie recipe you’ve ever tasted plus two more super fast and easy apple dessert recipes. Apple turnovers are a favourite in our house served on a cold night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Gluten free … Continue reading

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Chocolate Paper and Pencils eat your own artwork

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A perfect dessert for a creative evening. The paper and pencils are all made from chocolate and there is a candle to melt the pencil so you can draw to your hearts content.  Add a mini piping bag of ganache … Continue reading

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Bombe Alaska or Baked Alaska Recipe Flambe Dessert

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Can you put ice cream in the oven? You can for this bombe alaska recipe. A centre of soft slow cooked strawberries encased in ice cream, resting on light sponge cake, wrapped in italian meringue and baked in the oven … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cup Recipe

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What is the perfect dessert for a romantic evening? A cup made from chocolate filled with mousse and topped with a vanilla foam. According to a study done in a bookstore in Belgium the smell of chocolate made customers browse … Continue reading

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Croquembouche recipe Profiterole Tower

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Croquembouche (crockenbush) are beautiful towers of custard filled profiteroles held together with caramelized sugar. This one is then wrapped in fine strands of pulled sugar. It looks impressive as a dessert centrepiece but is suprisingly easy to make. Croquembouche Profiterole … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclair Recipe

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Chocolate eclairs are a delightful combination of choux pastry filled with a pastry cream and topped with chocolate. If you have never made choux pastry before relax it is easy to make and most people get it right first time. … Continue reading

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3D jelly spiders and flowers dessert jello recipe

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Arachnophobia or fear of spiders affects nearly one third of the population, add to that the fear of needles and this is one scary post.  These flowers and spiders are made by injecting a milk based gelatin mixture into a … Continue reading

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Pastry Chef Polyvoui & Chu Dessert Degustation

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A dessert degustation is every dessert lovers dream.  Six over-indulgent courses of amazing desserts each consisting of intricate elements carefully balanced and beautifully plated. I suggest that you skip your main meal and save all the room for dessert. The … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sphere Tutorial Chocolate Ball

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Chocolate Sphere Finally it’s here… the chocolate sphere tutorial from the top of the instagram cake.  Now some of you thought I’d filmed it at the same time as making the instagram cake, and that would have been smart, but … Continue reading

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Italian Tiramisu Recipe

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Dinner with our italian neighbours…  Loud conversation, generous helpings of delicious savoury courses, laughter, feeling so full you could burst, lemon water and then tiramisu.  True italian tiramisu where all you can taste is coffee, bold and strong like an … Continue reading

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Instagram Cake made from chocolate mousse with chocolate glaze

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Instagram Cake For friendly, filtered fun you can’t go past Instagram. Twelve million people use it daily with Instagram photos receiving 8,500 ‘likes’ per second!   But amongst all the happy snaps, I do wonder if we are becoming a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Popular Chocolate Truffle Recipes

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Peering through the glass display cabinet at the chocolatier, I would have loved to buy all of them.  I was struck by how expensive it was for one such truffle.  Things which although delightful seemed relatively simple to make at … Continue reading

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Magic Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe | Chocolate Fondant

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Step 1: Serve the dessert to the guests at the table. Step 2 add some hot chocolate sauce. Step 3 The sauce magically drops down into the middle of the dessert. Step 4: Take a spoonful and chocolate ganache oozes … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Is there a better gift than home made chocolate truffles? They cost you an arm and a leg at the chocolatiers and yet you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost. You will need your chosen truffle … Continue reading

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Raspberry Creme Brûlée Recipe

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Tap your spoon onto the hard caramelized sugar crust and break into the thick creamy brulee that awaits. Dive deeper to find raspberry sauce that awakens the tastebuds with a zing leaving you with a thirst for more. Creme Brulee … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Recipe How To Make Large Sugar Crystals

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Large sugar crystals on lollipop sticks, otherwise known as rock candy is a fun experiment to make at home with the kids.   You don’t need many ingredients but you will need some patience as they take a few days … Continue reading

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Churros Recipe with Chocolate

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Enjoy a pot of pure melted chocolate next to cinnamon and sugar coated churros.  This churros recipe shows you how to make curly churros and the straight ones just like you find at san churros cafe.  Churros Recipe Ingredients   … Continue reading

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