Ann Reardon


Pretty Purple Dessert

Pretty Purple Dessert

  Happy New Year! Apologies for the lack of video last Friday. I decided that after 6 years of not missing a Friday blog post or video that I should actually take a few weeks off. I plan to spend one week over in Perth with Dave, my boys the rest of ... »

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Wedding Cake

  How do you get to be the famous pastry chef who makes Napoleon Bonaparte's wedding cake? Marie Antoine Careme was 10 years old when he was abandoned by his parents during the French revolution. To survive he worked essentially as a slave in a kitchen in exchange for food and a place to ... »

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Triple Chocolate Spiral Dessert

  The triple chocolate spiral dessert may look complicated but is actually quite easy to pull off. Make this if you have a chocolate lover coming over for dinner and you'll have a friend for life. Last week I was at YouTube creator summit which is an invite only conference for YouTubers to ... »

Triple Chocolate Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

Triple Chocolate Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

  Today we are making a dessert with a choc chip base, covered with a banana caramel, a sinfully rich baked chocolate ganache all topped with a gooey chocolate coffee cremeux. coffee cremeux recipe 470g (16.58 ounces) chocolate, broken into pieces in a large bowl 120g (4.23 ounces) or 7 egg yolks 60g (2.12 ounces) sugar 1 tsp ground coffee 500mL (16.91 fluid ounces) or 2 cups cream 2 ... »

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Dragons Beard | Pashmak Recipe | Cotton Candy

  Cotton candy or fairy floss takes on different forms all around the world. Although the starting point of melted sugar is similar the texture and taste of variants like pashmak and dragons beard are quite different altogether. If you are one of those people who bakes to relax try out the dragons ... »

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10 Best Watermelon Recipes

    A slice of cold watermelon on a hot day is hard to beat. But if you love watermelon as much as I do you might be curious as to what other desserts your an make. There are a great many recipes out there the look like watermelon but don't have any ... »

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Marshmallow spiral entremet dessert

  Happy Friday! It's time for an indulgent dessert and this week we are having a coconut marshmallow spiral wrapped around a chocolate mouse coated in chocolate glaze with a raspberry jelly in the centre all sitting on a coconut biscuit base. It has the crunch, gel and creamy mousse textures as well ... »

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200 year old fruit pie

  Do you fancy some meat in your fruit pie? The ingredients for this pie used to be mixed together and then stored for up to four months before baking. I know that both sugar an alcohol can be used for preserving but I just do not like the idea of using ... »

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Chocolate Leather Mousse Dessert

  Today we are making an indulgent dessert wrapped in a dark chocolate leather. Inside is a crunchy chocolate hazelnut base topped with a raspberry gel, milk chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries.   Base 75g (2.65 ounces) butter 85g (3 ounces) brown sugar unsweetened cocoa powder 75g (2.65 ounces) plain flour 75g (2.65 ounces) hazelnut meal. 18g (0.63 ounces) cocoa powder pinch salt Pre... »

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The 200 year old cheesecake recipe

  I really enjoyed stepping back in time to make this 200 year old cheesecake recipe. It really made me appreciate all the mod cons that we have in the kitchen and the vast array of ingredients we can buy at the shops. To make a cheesecake in the 1800's you had to ... »

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Easy Candy Sugar Balloon Bowls

I love, love, love experimenting and developing something new that's never been seen before on the internet or TV. As I write this there are no blog posts about this, no YouTube videos and no Pinterest pictures - it is just totally fresh and new. To be honest I didn't think this idea ... »

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Christmas Sugar Snow Globe Desserts

  These delightful little desserts have a sugar snow globe over the top. If you wanted you could add some white sprinkles on the inside to make it even more snowy but I liked the subtle bubbles in the sugar. Each dessert has a pistachio base, orange curd, diplomat cream, fresh fruit and is then ... »

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$1000 ice-cream sundae recipe

  If you have money to burn you can head to Serendipity 3 New York and order this amazing golden dessert for a cool $1000. It's in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most expensive ice-cream sundae in the world! And today we are going to recreate it, using the ... »

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Emoji Surprise Inside Dessert

  I love desserts that have the wow factor when you serve them to the table. This one has the double whammy, when you slice it open it reveals the heart eyes emoji smiley face on every slice. After your guests have finished instagramming photos of their dessert the finale is that it ... »

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Chocolate Spiral Dessert Recipe

  So pretty yet so simple to make, the chocolate spiral takes this dessert from beautiful to stunning in just a few seconds.     Inside the dessert are layers of chocolate cake, salted caramel, caramel creme brûlée and chocolate mousse. I had to draw you a picture because they had all been eaten before ... »

white chocolate ball dessert

White Chocolate Ball Dessert

  This white chocolate ball dessert is a yummy version of my chocolate peanut bomb from a couple of years ago only this time, there's a special surprise inside too. You can prepare this dessert a day ahead and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Heat the sauce, pour ... »

watermelon dessert recipe

Watermelon Cheesecake Dessert

  Slicing open a lovely fresh watermelon is very much a family event in our home. Everyone gathers around, plates at the ready as we chop huge, delicious slices for everyone - the kids' laughter flowing almost as quickly as the sweet watermelon juice. This gorgeous Watermelon Cheesecake Dessert is out just in time for International ... »

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Rain drop cake with edible flower inside

  Raindrop cakes are not really 'cakes' as such they are more of a clear jelly or jello. In this video I will show you how to make a raindrop with a 3D edible flower inside. They are very pretty and a bit lighter on the calories than most desserts. If you're ... »

Dessert Tubes

Dessert Tubes

  This is the most fun dessert you'll ever eat! Be prepared for some hilarious, almost musical, sound effects as your friends and family slurp back on the tubes. Then BOOM! A flavor hit all at once. Unless you're running a Weight Watchers meeting, guests will definitely want more than one. ... »

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Rilakkuma Dessert Recipe

  This is the best selling tart at Luxbite in Melbourne. Once you taste it you'll know why. Pastry Chef Bernard Chu's love for Japanese culture and the character 'Rilakkuma' were his inspiration when designing this dessert. He combined fresh, quality ingredients to recreate milkshake flavours. Rilakkuma Bear Dessert Recipe Chocolate Tart Shell (makes 9) 125g (4.41 ounces) ... »

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Chocolate Mousse Dessert Recipe

  This is the third episode in The Sweetest Thing series that was funded by Screen Australia and YouTube. I'm normally quite a private person so one of the challenges of filming this series was that it required me to really delve into my personal history to tell stories of my family, university life ... »

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Valentine’s Magic Heart Dessert

Desserts with a theatrical element are all the rage at the moment. So after dreaming up several different ideas I finally created this special one for Valentines Day. I know you're going to love it. As many of you already know, my valentine Dave is a writer and his first novel is close to being released. ... »

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Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Recipe and Dippin Dots!

  Today we are making icecream instantly using liquid nitrogen. As well as that we'll make dippin dots and smash stuff, it is lots of fun. This is the second video in my Sweetest Thing series which was supported by YouTube and Screen Australia. Basically that allowed me to have a film ... »

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Vanilla Panna Cotta Dessert Recipe

Have you ever seen such a pretty dessert. Sitting inside it's very own ice droplet is a vanilla bean panna cotta, diced compressed pineapple, mango lime sphere, isomalt sugar garnish. Thanks to the support of YouTube and Screen Australia I had the opportunity to work with a team on this video. Normally I film, ... »

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