• Dessert

    Dreamy chocolate hazelnut spread

    by  • September 11, 2013 • Breakfast, Dessert, Gifts, Snacks • 0 Comments

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    Growing up, we had to start making our own school lunches in about year 3. I guess it’s because I didn’t always eat what was packed for me (jam sandwiches? Yech) and my parent’s figured maybe I’d be more inclined to eat what I packed myself. I don’t really know why, but regardless that’s...

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    Chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies

    by  • August 12, 2013 • Dessert, Snacks • 2 Comments

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    Ok, so hands up who loves the Cookie Monster? Everyone? I thought so. And who wouldn’t! A monster who pretty well inhales cookies is a monster I can easily relate to. Plus with the token song he’s pretty well a walking musical about cookies! But then we were told cookies were a sometimes food....

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    Healthy oreos (or cookies and cream)

    by  • June 7, 2013 • Dessert, Snacks • 1 Comment

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    My dear oreo. Where have you been all my life? I understand that we have had our issues. Growing up so far separated from your magical chocolaty crunch was always destined to make our love difficult. But, please, do not hold my childhood against me. You have ventured across the ocean to the shores...

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    Candied orange

    by  • February 13, 2013 • Dessert, Gifts • 3 Comments

    Chocolate-candied-orange--my-kitchen-crowd

    I mentioned two posts ago that we had been travelling the world. Well, not quite the world, but Europe. Last time we went to Europe was four years ago. Well and truly before we started eating sugar free! And let me tell you that four years ago, the chocolate in Europe was amazing. So...

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    Vanilla coconut cake with Chocolate buttercream

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Dessert • 0 Comments

    piece of cake in front

    Happy belated birthday to you, happy belated birthday to you, happy belated birthday dear Gareth…. happy belated birthday to y-o-u!! Hip hip hooray! Ok, so I’m a few…ummm… many months late with the post, but we made a lovely vanilla coconut cake for Gareth’s birthday and took pictures and everything… it just wouldn’t be...

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    Fresh strawberry and banana tart

    by  • December 18, 2012 • Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks • 1 Comment

    from the side

    I seriously think I must have the most amazing in-laws ever. I always love going to visit them with the rest of the family, relax and spend some good quality time with everyone. But something that appeals to my food-loving brain even more, is that Gareth’s mum always cooks such delicious, healthy food whenever we go...

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    Coconut macaroons

    by  • December 1, 2012 • Dessert, Gifts, Snacks • 0 Comments

    coconut macaroons from above egg free sugar free nut free dairy free

    We were in Melbourne last year and Gareth ate his first ever macaroon at a cafe we went to that specialised in desserts. He was hooked! Can you tell he is a sweet tooth much? We tried a few different flavours and loved them all. If only we’d known what we were missing out on!...

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    Banana bread

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Breakfast, Dessert, Gifts, Snacks • 1 Comment

    cake with melting butter

    One banana, two bananas, three bananas, four… five bananas make a bunch and so do many more… Tra la laaaa, Tra la la laaa, Tra la laaa, Tra la la laa. Ahem. What can I say? I like to sing. Not that I recall ever watching the Banana Splits growing up. I DO however remember dad finally...

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    Rich chocolate mousse cake

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Dessert • 19 Comments

    served with strawberries

    I clearly have an obsession with chocolate. Gourmet chocolate, chocolate body butter, chocolate cupcakes… and the darker my chocolate, the better! One of my all time favourite desserts though is chocolate mousse. Oh chocolate mousse how I love thee! Light, but rich. Fluffy, but creamy. Airy, but satisfying. So what’s better than chocolate mousse?...

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    Sticky date pudding

    by  • October 24, 2012 • Dessert, Snacks • 2 Comments

    cooked with caramel and double cream

    One of my favourite desserts growing up was sticky date pudding. This may be surprising given I hated dates (crazy child), but something about the moist springy cake with rich gooey sauce just worked. So for my birthday this year, I decided we needed to have sticky date pudding instead of cake. I looked...

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