Ann Reardon

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Meringue Cake Recipe

Meringue cake is a pavlova that is dressed up for the ball.  Its' proper name is a Spanish Wind Torte and as a child I used to admire the photo of it that adorned the front of Time-Life Foods of The World Book, "The Cooking of Vienna’s Empire". It is a perfect gluten and wheat ... »

chocolate orange macaroon

Chocolate Orange Macarons Macaroons Recipe

It seems people either love or hate the combination of orange and chocolate, I fall into the love category with this one. If it is not your cup of tea try flavouring the cream with something different like licorice, mint or even rosemary might be nice. Easy Macaron Recipe Ingredients 4 large egg whites or ... »

nut free macaron recipe

Nut Free Macaron Recipe | substitute almond flour

This is a golden macaron. It is special because it contains no nuts. That's right not a hint of almond meal or any other ground nuts or seeds. Many people have nut allergies and some just can not get hold of almond meal so they asked ' Can I substitute almond meal for wheat ... »

chocolate cremeux recipe

Chocolate Cream or Chocolate Cremeux Recipe

Chocolate cremeux or chocolate cream is a versatile element that you can use in a range of desserts. It is not as sweet as ganache but is richer than a mousse. In the words of one of my friends, "this is the best dessert I have ever tasted". Chocolate Cremeux Recipe Ingredients 200g (7.05 ounces) Milk Chocolate 270g (9.52 ounces) Dark ... »

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Best Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe

Best Chocolate Cream Cake   YUMMM! Crispy chocolate base topped with a hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate cremeux, chocolate rectangles and whipped milk chocolate. Every now and then you find a dessert that is just perfect.  It looks amazing, tastes divine, has a variety of textures and of course the shopping list has to include chocolate!  Lots of chocolate! ... »

chocolate gnache spherical recipe

Chocolate Ginger Sphericals – Molecular Gastronomy

Chocolate sphericals are like an explosion of melted chocolate in your mouth.  After many failed experiments I have finally developed a recipe that not only works but tastes divine.  You have got to try these. Molecular Gastronomy Kits are available here... 200mL (6.76 fluid ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp cream (35% fat) 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (optional) 20g (0.71 ounces) ... »

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Easy French Macaron Recipe (Macaroons)

I am often asked why have my macarons failed?! Why are there no feet?! Why have the macaron shells cracked? And which recipe do you use for your macarons? So here it is... french macaron recipe and troubleshooting. On a recent holiday I found a 200 year old cookbook on my mums bookshelf.  It tells ... »

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Dulce de Leche Recipe Thick Caramel

Dulce de leche is a thick, caramel milk-based sauce. I have seen many recipes for it that involve simmering an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a big pot of water for several hours. I have tried this in the past, despite warnings that it might explode. It worked fine but still had that ... »

chocolate tuile recipe

Chocolate Tuile Recipe

These paper thin tuiles provide a crispy element to a dessert and give it a classy finish. Pictured above with the 'masterchef gold bar' 90g (3.17 ounces) or 1/4 cup Glucose Syrup 180g (6.35 ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1Tbsp and 1tsp Caster Sugar 2 teaspoons of water 120g (4.23 ounces) dark Chocolate Place Glucose syrup, sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to the ... »

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How to Make a Lego Ninjago Cake & How to make Italian Meringue Frosting

Italian Meringue Frosting With a new baby in the house, this cake needed to be simple to make. We had a lego themed party which went down a treat - read about the party games here.  The cake is a layered chocolate cake with chocolate mousse covered in Italian meringue.  The figures and words are ... »

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Recipe Cake Pops that Taste Good

Cake Pops seem to be everywhere in the US, even starbucks has them, yet I have heard very little of them here in the land down under.  Their decoration can range from pretty, like my ones above, to extraordinarily intricate designs.  So I thought I'd give them a go. I made three mistakes on my first ... »

chocolate ganache

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This is easy to make and can be used to top any chocolate cake or hot as a sauce with desserts. Using the proportions below, it will set about as hard as butter in the fridge.  So it is good for truffles or for if you want it to hold its shape when piped. ... »

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Honeycomb Candy Recipe

Honeycomb Ingredients 365g (12.87 ounces) or 1 2/3 cup plus 1tsp caster sugar 140g (4.94 ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1Tbsp glucose syrup 110ml or 1/3 cup plus 2Tbsp water 1 tsp bicarb 1/2 tsp baking powder Instructions )   Gather everything you need including a pastry brush in a cup of water, a bowl lined with non-stick paper, bicarb and baking powder measured out ... »

chocolate cake

Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever   Have you ever been disappointed by a dry and tasteless chocolate cake? Well then this is the recipe for you. This is my all time favourite chocolate cake recipe. It makes a rich moist cake that tastes like chocolate. The photos below are from making four times the quantities listed ... »

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