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Nutella Lamingtons

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This week I thought I’d make something traditionally Australian for the upcoming national holiday – The Lamington. Oh goodness they’re amazing. If you’re reading this post in some exotic country and have never heard of lamingtons, well then you’ll HAVE to try this recipe – there’s no two ways around it. They’re small squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut (and sometimes with a strawberry/raspberry jam filling). Whilst brainstorming for this weeks Australia Day post I came up with the brilliant idea of Nutella Lamingtons –

Hello again! Long time no hear! I ran out of time just before Christmas to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break. I hope you all had a great time off; it can be a pretty manic and busy time of year. We flew down to Tassie on the Saturday before Christmas and had the pleasure of enjoying family and friend’s company 24-7 over the past two weeks. Needless to say I’m exhausted. We spent New Years Eve on the beautiful east coast of Tasmania, in Swansea. It was

I’ve discovered there are quite a few people in this world who don’t  like Christmas cake. I can’t believe it! Christmas cake would have to be one of my favourite treats out there (as long as I have a corner slice with marzipan and icing – that’s the best part). Like it of loath it, this is my version of the famous seasonal cake (with a little extra this and that, soaked in booze) and I love it! x e.   Traditional Christmas Cake Inspired by Delia Smith (I love

I love chocolate. I also love the homemade nougat I make. This homemade version of Toblerone is like my two favourite things had babies! It is so good. I have to admit, I did find tempering the chocolate was a bit time consuming (I couldn’t get the temp to lower) but the result was worth it. I think it helps to have a good thermometer (even a digital one). I’ll have to put that one on the Christmas list! Once you’ve let them set, wrap them up in celephane bags

I love baking and cupcakes are so simple to whip up for any last minute occasion. This is my little Christmas tweak to the usual vanilla flavour I normally bake. They’re deliciously spiced boozy plum pudding cupcakes! The boozy flavour comes from from the icing but if you like an extra hit, brush a little brandy over the top! Phowar! This recipe along with others are available for download in the FREE Christmas PDF I’ve put together which is download able here. Go on, try these these this weekend! Enjoy

Last week was CRAAAZY busy… mainly because it was my favouritest person in the world’s 30th birthday! Yes it was Seb’s birthday on Thursday, so I had lots of organising to do throughout the week: the dinner with friends, buying a birthday present and baking this DELICIOUS cake! I would normally make a cream cheese icing for a carrot cake but I decided to try something different and make a white chocolate ganache as the icing (Seb is the original milky bar kid). I have to tell you – it

It’s that time of year again – footy finals time when Melbourne comes alive! Even people at work are donning their team colours around the office, they’re MAD for it! You may or may not remember the amazing Lamb & Harissa Sausage rolls I made for last years grand final? They went down a treat and were perfect served with the homemade Harissa sauce I also made. OH MY! In my opinion you always need a good dose of pastry at a footy grand final… and this year is no exception.

Last week my lovely friend Amber was busy cooking up a storm in her kitchen and made me all sorts of delicious treats, including a jar of lemon curd! Augh my goodness, this is the sort of stuff that makes me go weak at the knees! It’s edible gold! I introduced her to it earlier in the year when we went to our family shack over the new year break. I scored a jar at our christmas ‘pickle club’ meet but it had be used within two weeks, so I

Just a little quickie this week. It’s been such a hectic week I haven’t had time to scratch myself! The parentals were up from Hobart this weekend so I’ve been busy playing host over the last couple of days. On Saturday we went for a very quick day trip up to Daylesford. Unfortunately the weather was pretty wet and cold so we escaped to the warm of Wombat Hill House and ate some delicious pizzas (they even have gluten free). If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen

A bit of a short (and sweeeeet) post this week.  It feels like forever since I’ve baked a treat, so I’m very happy to be baking a lovely little sweetie for this weeks post. Nothing makes me happier than baking and sharing it with people (and I think my work mates quite like it too). I decided to cook something delicious from one of my favourite baking books, The Hummingbird Cookbook. The Hummingbird Bakery is a beautiful little shop that specialises in delicious cupcakes, slices and cakes. I think they now

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