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Strawberry Basil Cake Recipe

{Strawberry Basil Cake Recipe} While strawberries are known to make the loveliest summer treat for those in the northern hemisphere, it just so happens that our lovely Aussie winter produces one of the finest strawberry seasons. This winter has us enjoying one of the best bumper crops (we’ve ever seen) of this romantic-looking heart-shaped fruit… Read more »

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Make Hello Kitty Cookies! Vanilla Cookies Recipe

{Make Hello Kitty Cookies! Vanilla Cookies Recipe}. Crunch. Mmmmnnn…it’s a scrumptious Hello Kitty cookies kind of baking day using one of my favourite golden syrup vanilla cookies recipe. Today as one of our school holiday food making adventures, I had great fun with my little wombats re-creating Hello Kitty cookies I last made a long,… Read more »

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Bananas for Banana Matcha Bread!

If you’re also mad for matcha like I am, I’ll accept your thanks for this Banana Matcha Bread recipe! Just when you think banana bread can’t get better or fancier, bakers who love green tea rejoice! It’s budget-friendly, simple to make and absolutely delicious. Above all, so good to see another special addition joining my… Read more »

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Strawberry Chocolate Cake with Basil

As we bid winter farewell, this Strawberry Chocolate Cake with Basil is perfect for ushering spring and to make the most of our bumper strawberry season. Moist and full of its naturally fruity punch, this delightful layered cake has a few surprises in store. I’ve adapted it slightly from its original recipe, Strawberry Basil Cake,… Read more »

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Mini cookies and cream baked doughnuts

Mini cookies and cream baked doughnuts–I’m not sure about everyone else but I do find that my baking tends to be as seasonal as the weather. With our mild winter transiting into a warmer and brighter springtime soon, I’m making the best of it last and linger as long as it would. Like holding on… Read more »

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Crazy Good Lemon Matcha Doughnuts (No-fry Recipe)

Lemon Matcha Doughnuts (No-fry Recipe) – Having spent most of my life and time delving into Southeast Asian style cooking over the years, it’s always fun and exciting whenever I combine Asian flavours with a dash of Western. This applies to both my cooking and baking experiments in my quests to capture the best of… Read more »

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Crispy Dessert Belgian Waffles

|Crispy Dessert Belgian Waffles| Belgian waffles are such an indulgent treat yet they are simple enough to make at home to add gold stars to our mid-week dinners… With their crispy coat and fluffy centres, we need little coaxing to tuck our dessert forks into Belgian waffles. Aren’t they just the perfect vehicle for rich… Read more »

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

While a hearty stew always helps my family eat well at autumn and prosper, salted caramel cupcakes are the cupcakes I bake to get everyone into goodness and step right into the joy of life. Without the fudgey yumminess of the caramel buttercream icing on top, a cupcake is..well, only a cupcake. Along with a… Read more »

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ANZAC Cake for ANZAC Day Dessert

Anzac Cake for ANZAC Day Dessert It’s not just important to teach our children about food; teaching them to prepare food for themselves and about nutrition. Sometimes the symbolism of what we eat and their various origins are the perfect way to educate our future generations on culture, history and the sacrifices of any pioneering… Read more »

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Durian Swiss Roll

Depending on which camp you belong to, you either find its strong aroma putrid or alluring. It’s a mystery how something so awful in the looks department could taste like pure heaven. – from an earlier post, Durian Puff I don’t know about you but I’ve never met a swiss roll I didn’t like. I’ve… Read more »