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Easy Rocky Road

Easy Rocky Road

This is the only Rocky Road recipe you'll ever need. Perfect for Australia Day... be the hero AFTER the barbecue . And it keeps great in the fridge and can be made well in advance. Enjoy! Melted butter, for greasing 125g milk coffee biscuits 250g pink and...

Festive Side Dishes… Sidelined No Longer

Festive Side Dishes… Sidelined No Longer

The most controversial Christmas side dish is surely Brussels sprouts.Love them or hate them, they’ve been given a pretty bad rap. Served plain and over-steamed I'm firmly in the 'hate them' camp. But with a few tweaks they can become an amazing addition to...

5 Great Gifts Ideas For New Parents

5 Great Gifts Ideas For New Parents

The single best gift you can get for a new parent is the offer to give them a break whether it's babysitting while they nap, cooking, cleaning, or just hanging out and having some adult conversation. But if you can't physically be there, here...

Saucy! Self-Saucing Caramel Puddings

Saucy! Self-Saucing Caramel Puddings

What is it about a self saucing pudding that's more satisfying than saucing it yourself? Is it the theatre? The unknown? What's going on in there... is it going to ooze or not? Here's a guaranteed winner for anyone with a sweet tooth... saucy!...

15 Minute Queen’s Birthday Scones

15 Minute Queen’s Birthday Scones

Whether you're a monarchist or an anarchist, enjoy a touch of class in just 15 minutes. 3 cups self-raising flour, plus extra to dust 100g chilled unsalted butter, chopped 1 cup milk Strawberry jam and whipped cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 220C. Sift flour into a...

Everyone Loves Lemon Meringue Pie

Everyone Loves Lemon Meringue Pie

With Mother's Day approaching, our minds turn to doing something special for the mums in our life. Gifts are lovely, but cooking truly comes from the heart. My mum will love this Elegant Lemon Meringue Pie, yours will too! Prep time 40 mins,...

What To Do With Leftover Easter Chocolate?

What To Do With Leftover Easter Chocolate?

In my family, the idea of leftover chocolate is like leftover wine. Never going to be a problem! But some people ask the question... what to do with the masses of leftover chocolate from Easter? For very gooey brownies the first secret is to...

En Papillote… Ooh Fancy!

En Papillote… Ooh Fancy!

En papillote (French for in parchment), or al cartoccio in Italian, is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked. The parcel is typically made from folded parchment paper, but other material, such...

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