Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bourke Street Bakery’s vanilla brûlée tarts with strawberry puree

There are many things that can make one happy. Eating a freshly baked warm croissant from your favourite bakery. Or snuggling up in your pjs re-watching your all time favourite movie on a cold, rainy day. All those things make … Continue reading

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Florentines

I seem to have never-ending stash of nuts and dried fruits (not that I’m complaining). They usually end up in my homemade granola. On this particular day, I felt like I deserved something more treat-worthy, and so I turned to … Continue reading

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Lemon olive oil cake

As some of you might know, I’ll be heading for a trip to Italy soon. You can be sure that I’m counting down to that. One of the places that I’ll be visiting is the Amalfi coast. When I think … Continue reading

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Caramel au beurre salé (salted butter caramel) eclairs

The humble éclair has gotten a ravishing makeover and is fast becoming the latest pastry trend in Paris (let’s forget the cronut, for now, shall we?). In the past year, L’Eclair de Génie and L’Atelier de l’Eclair, two pastry shops dedicated … Continue reading

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Lemon macarons

There are few pantry staples that I think everyone should have. I think that lemons are high on that list. They keep (relatively) well in the fridge and they do make both savoury and sweet dishes taste better. Many savoury … Continue reading

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