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Frosting for the Cause: Faux-vo biscuits

I am thrilled to be participating in Paula of Vanilla Bean Bake’s Frosting for the Cause project.  “What is that?” you ask: Beginning January 1, 2011 a total of 365 sugar cookie & cupcake bakers/decorators and bloggers from across Canada and the United States will take turns doing a guest post at Frosting for the […]

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Daring Bakers June – Pavlova

[donotprint] The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard. I was pretty excited to see the word “pavlova” in the […]

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ANZAC biscuits

[donotprint] April 25th is ANZAC Day, commemorating the landing by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915.  Nowadays it is a day of remembrance where we honour the memories of those who have served and died in all military operations.  The spirit of ANZAC is one of courage, mateship […]

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To Australia, with love…

To Australia, with love…

Happy Australia Day! To celebrate, I had an idea of combining this month’s Mactweets challenge which had a St Valentine’s Day theme and Mr P of Delicious, Delicious, Delicious‘ “Reinvent the Lamington” challenge. (Check yesterday’s post to find out what a lamington is and to see what I am bringing my colleagues in to work […]

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Lamingtons. A tutorial.

Lamingtons. A tutorial.

Lami-what? Lamington. Noun. A cake confection made by covering a cube of sponge cake in chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. [Apparently named after Lord Lamington, 1860-1940, Governor of Queensland, 1895-1901] Macquarie Dictionary, 4th Ed, 2005 Ah lamingtons. How I love thee! Your pound cake interior infused with the goodness of molten chocolate coating (butter, icing […]

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Aussie treat bonanza!

Aussie treat bonanza!

I received my second parcel from the foodie exchange group! This one all the way from Perth in Australia courtesy of Conor from Hold the Beef! Conor is a witty and talented blogger and if you haven’t already checked out her blog, you should. I think we might be long lost sisters actually since she […]

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