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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 my family and friends over there. Then the ne... »

1800s baking

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 ... »

triple chocolate swirl dessert

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 t... »

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 yol... »

pink cotton candy make at home

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 drag... »

watermelon pizza recipe

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 watermelon in them. Apart from one on thi... »

entremet dessert recipe

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 textu... »

200 year old cook book ann reardon

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 meat that has been at room temperature fo... »

chocolate mousse dessert ann reardon

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 ounce... »

how to cook that baked cheesecake

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 start by making cheese. ... »

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