Category Archives: Dessert

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Calvin, Hobbes & Peanut Butter

Calvin and Hobbes ‘got’ me. I got them. I felt the unfairness of the world same as them, the rebellion against conformity, the over-the-top reactions, always pushing just that bit too far and the love of that one special friend who saw

PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM WITH HOT CHOCOLATE SAUCE http://wp.me/p1EQwF-2cx

Calvin, Hobbes & Peanut Butter

Calvin and Hobbes ‘got’ me. I got them. I felt the unfairness of the world same as them, the rebellion against conformity, the over-the-top reactions, always pushing just that bit too far and the love of that one special friend who saw

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Carb fest for the Needy

We were under siege. While Lil Lassie and The Scotsman went prancing about their daily lives and taking their good health for granted, Lil Loon and I were in a state of misery. And as misery loves company, we huddled

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Carb fest for the Needy

We were under siege. While Lil Lassie and The Scotsman went prancing about their daily lives and taking their good health for granted, Lil Loon and I were in a state of misery. And as misery loves company, we huddled

PEAR, CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT STRUDEL
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Pear, Chocolate & Hazelnut Strudel

My mum is a sucker for apple strudel. Just mention those hallowed words and watch the mist come over her. She’s no fool with them either, dismissing several local offerings with authority. Having never put a toe anywhere in Germany

PEAR, CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT STRUDEL
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Pear, Chocolate & Hazelnut Strudel

My mum is a sucker for apple strudel. Just mention those hallowed words and watch the mist come over her. She’s no fool with them either, dismissing several local offerings with authority. Having never put a toe anywhere in Germany

PISTACHIO, VANILLA & STRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDO
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Pistachio, Strawberry & Vanilla Semi Freddo

Consider a semi freddo to be ice cream without the tediousness of the three Cs to contemplate – Custard, Chilling and Churning.  At this time of year, baking verges on madness. With heat hitting 45 deg c at 8 am, I

PISTACHIO, VANILLA & STRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDO
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Pistachio, Strawberry & Vanilla Semi Freddo

Consider a semi freddo to be ice cream without the tediousness of the three Cs to contemplate – Custard, Chilling and Churning.  At this time of year, baking verges on madness. With heat hitting 45 deg c at 8 am, I

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Cherry Pie

The best way to eat cherries? Fresh, straight out of the greengrocer’s brown bag. Preferably while sitting on a park bench, people watching. Wet wipes would be handy, but the stains are a small price to pay for such a

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Cherry Pie

The best way to eat cherries? Fresh, straight out of the greengrocer’s brown bag. Preferably while sitting on a park bench, people watching. Wet wipes would be handy, but the stains are a small price to pay for such a

Tea Party Table 04 The Patterned Plate

A Fanciful Birthday Tea Party

Take a kitchenware and crockery obsessed mother with a keen eye for detail, a beautiful birthday girl, a few willing pals (one, conveniently, a baker with a camera) and you get a pretty fabulous birthday tea party for a wee

Tea Party Table 04 The Patterned Plate

A Fanciful Birthday Tea Party

Take a kitchenware and crockery obsessed mother with a keen eye for detail, a beautiful birthday girl, a few willing pals (one, conveniently, a baker with a camera) and you get a pretty fabulous birthday tea party for a wee

Orange Breakfast

A Citrus Morning

The blood orange season is short, even more so in Doha. By the time they finally take to the stage, the show’s over, and every blushing orange citrus is grabbed from a pitiful amount of crates. Mine were a pair

Orange Breakfast

A Citrus Morning

The blood orange season is short, even more so in Doha. By the time they finally take to the stage, the show’s over, and every blushing orange citrus is grabbed from a pitiful amount of crates. Mine were a pair

DUTCH CREAM TRUFFLES
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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice!

We are fortunate to live in an age where sugar has become such a commonplace household ingredient. For something so sweet and pleasure giving, its history is wrapped up in every human facet of ingenuity, entrepreneurship and oppression. It has

DUTCH CREAM TRUFFLES
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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice!

We are fortunate to live in an age where sugar has become such a commonplace household ingredient. For something so sweet and pleasure giving, its history is wrapped up in every human facet of ingenuity, entrepreneurship and oppression. It has

CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO POUND CAKE
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Chocolate Pound Cake with Pistachio Buttercream

We agreed, ‘No Gifts’ this year. I still traipsed through the shops looking for something small to commemorate the occasion. Nine years, is nine years I thought, it has weight and merit. Could I find something that wouldn’t bust the

CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO POUND CAKE
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Chocolate Pound Cake with Pistachio Buttercream

We agreed, ‘No Gifts’ this year. I still traipsed through the shops looking for something small to commemorate the occasion. Nine years, is nine years I thought, it has weight and merit. Could I find something that wouldn’t bust the

Peach Tart 11

A Fine Peach Tart

This is the 12th attempt at writing this post. In the time between my last post and this one, I have just about dug myself out of an avalanche of uniforms, lunch boxes, traffic nightmares, homework, tantrums and potty training.

Peach Tart 11

A Fine Peach Tart

This is the 12th attempt at writing this post. In the time between my last post and this one, I have just about dug myself out of an avalanche of uniforms, lunch boxes, traffic nightmares, homework, tantrums and potty training.

LEON LEMON SQUARES
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An Interloper Interjects

As you read this, my family and I shall be basking under the Spanish sun, us adults drinking sangrias and munching on crispy chopitos while the kids frolic around. As idyllic as this is, I wouldn’t be quite at ease

LEON LEMON SQUARES
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An Interloper Interjects

As you read this, my family and I shall be basking under the Spanish sun, us adults drinking sangrias and munching on crispy chopitos while the kids frolic around. As idyllic as this is, I wouldn’t be quite at ease

Thankyou Cake 02

Thankyou, Buttercream Roses

Can anything be more flattering, than being asked to bake? Well, it is if you are as willingly kitchen bound and obsessed as I am. The luggage cake I made for the Hunters was recommendation enough for a request to

Thankyou Cake 02

Thankyou, Buttercream Roses

Can anything be more flattering, than being asked to bake? Well, it is if you are as willingly kitchen bound and obsessed as I am. The luggage cake I made for the Hunters was recommendation enough for a request to

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A Cake That Led to a Macaroon and Other Such Stories.

My recipe To-Do list is growing, in fact, it’s bulging at the seams; like a cake eater’s excess strain on their trouser seams. Mutiny is imminent, unless I arrest the yeasted dough like speed at which it is expanding. I

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A Cake That Led to a Macaroon and Other Such Stories.

My recipe To-Do list is growing, in fact, it’s bulging at the seams; like a cake eater’s excess strain on their trouser seams. Mutiny is imminent, unless I arrest the yeasted dough like speed at which it is expanding. I

Duivekater

A Letter of Love for Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Once in a while you come across a cookbook which, in a slow, smoldering manner, really ingrains itself into your kitchen repertoire. Makes you try something new, challenges your so-called limits, educates and inspires. Warm Bread and Honey Cake does

Duivekater

A Letter of Love for Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Once in a while you come across a cookbook which, in a slow, smoldering manner, really ingrains itself into your kitchen repertoire. Makes you try something new, challenges your so-called limits, educates and inspires. Warm Bread and Honey Cake does

MANGO & COCONUT ICE CREAM
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Edible Indian Sunshine

I have been royally stumped by this post. Countless are the times I have sat in front of this screen, fingers bashing away at the keyboards. Within half an hour, I end up grunting with dissatisfaction while deleting all my

MANGO & COCONUT ICE CREAM
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Edible Indian Sunshine

I have been royally stumped by this post. Countless are the times I have sat in front of this screen, fingers bashing away at the keyboards. Within half an hour, I end up grunting with dissatisfaction while deleting all my

Jodie's dougnuts 04

Jodie’s Pillows of Heaven – Proper, Baked Doughnuts.

Have I got a treat for you! I don’t do posts back to back, but I had to get typing after my kitchen escapades this afternoon. Look at that. Baked, proper, yeasted dough, doughnuts. And admit it, don’t you want one?

Jodie's dougnuts 04

Jodie’s Pillows of Heaven – Proper, Baked Doughnuts.

Have I got a treat for you! I don’t do posts back to back, but I had to get typing after my kitchen escapades this afternoon. Look at that. Baked, proper, yeasted dough, doughnuts. And admit it, don’t you want one?