baking

Let them eat cake

I love baking; I bake for my friends, my colleagues, my family and, sometimes for the lucky few, my dates—although offering up something you’ve cooked just for them sometimes feels a bit more intimate than whipping off your clothes and getting down to business can be. It’s a little like coming right out and saying, […]

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{Recipe} Healthy chocolate crackles

When I was a kid, there was one main thing that separated birthday parties from everyday life—chocolate crackles. According to the Australian Food History timeline, the earliest Chocolate Crackles recipe was printed in an advertisement in the Australian Women’s Weekly on 18 December 1937. It was placed by Edible Oil Industries, a subsidiary of Unilever, […]

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{Recipe} The Brookie

Last weekend I discovered a new, and already much loved, concept in baked goods—the ‘brookie’. What is it? … Well, it’s the ultimate mash-up of brownies and cookies. Credit for the brookie (also know as the brookster) goes to Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of Brooklyn’s Baked who took two simple recipes—brownies and cookies—and melded […]

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{Recipe} Peach Galette

Summer has well and truly arrived in Australia; in fact more than 10 million square kilometers of our land girt currently ablaze with bush fires. The days are long and understandably hot and, as per my Summer Manifesto pledge, I’ve been enjoying many dinners on my deck with friends. Saturday night was no different; after […]

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