Monthly Archives: September 2012

Caramelised onions and blue cheese tart

A random trip out for ice-cream and waffles saw me going home with a three kilogram sack of red onions. I was full and happy after I stepped out of the ice-cream parlor and then something red caught my attention. … Continue reading

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Back to basics: How to make a perfect choux pastry

As a kid, I always look forward to birthday parties and family gatherings because my aunt would definitely bring along two types of sweets: mini chocolate cupcakes with colourful sprinkles and mini cream puffs. I would always stuff my face … Continue reading

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Lavender honey cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting

What you see is often what you get. In the case of these cupcakes, the luscious spread of dark chocolate frosting deceives you into believing that beneath it lies something equally chocolatey, plain or somewhere in between. No one came … Continue reading

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