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Cookbook Reviews – “Chocolate” & “Aimee’s Perfect Bake”

08/07/2016 | By

Two new cookbook reviews for a couple of books that were waiting for me when I arrived home from Cambodia – what perfect timing from Murdoch Books!

cookbook reviews, kirsten tibballs Chocolate

Recipes and images from Chocolate by Kirsten Tibballs (Murdoch Books) $49.99 available in all good bookstores and online

It’s been months since my last cookbook reviews and I’m back in the saddle with a couple of doozies from Murdoch Books.

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Rich Ginger and Bourbon Butter Cake

23/10/2015 | By

I think I’ve hit on a winning combination in this Rich Ginger and Bourbon Butter Cake recipe!

Rich Ginger and Bourbon Butter Cake

One of the first things I always do when I return from travelling is to head into my kitchen and bake.

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In My Kitchen February 2015

06/02/2015 | By

In My Kitchen February 2015 - homegrown tomatoes saved from the Wolfhound

In My Kitchen February 2015 – homegrown tomatoes saved from the Wolfhound

In My Kitchen is a quick round-up of whatever is floating my culinary boat at the moment. February has quite taken me by surprise – I’m pretty sure I hadn’t finished with January yet, but there you go!

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Brilliant & Bullet-Proof – Haigh’s Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

07/11/2014 | By

Haighs Chocolate Mud Cake

Haigh’s Chocolate Mud Cake

One of the things I love about food blogging is checking the post. Occasionally there are interesting-looking parcels waiting for me that I wasn’t expecting. If the parcel contains chocolate, well – my day is made.

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Sponge Cake – Easier Than I Thought!

04/07/2014 | By

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Once intimidated by the thought of baking a sponge cake – I discover it’s easier than I thought!

While I’m reluctant to air all of my shortcomings as a cook – and there are quite a few, believe me – I’ve decided to come clean on something that I’ve felt a little guilty about for some time. I’ve waxed lyrical about the comforts and joys of baking before on this blog and I’ve been up front about my fondness for cake, but I’m lazy.

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Orange, Honey & Walnut Spice Cake – A-Cake-a-Week

28/02/2014 | By

Here’s the thing. I’ve just discovered a serious flaw in my cake-a-week plans. Not that I can’t get around to baking once a week, or that the troops let me down with the consumption of a cake a week – no, we’re all good there! My problem is blogging time. I’ve realised that if I blog once a week about cake it cuts into the time I have to blog about other food – and there is so much food to talk about!

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