Poached Champagne Grape Stuffed Brioche

May 23, 2015
Poached Champagne Grape Stuffed Brioche

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My life revolves around a string of obsessions. Whether it’s over a new food, weird flavour combination, vegetable, feeling or even word – it’s just the way I am. I love things wholly, and I love them intensely. My current obsession? Cookbooks.

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Minnesota Fudge Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Glaze

May 16, 2015
Minnesota Fudge Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Glaze

Minnesota Fudge Cake with Salted Peanut Butter GlazeMinnesota Fudge Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Glaze

Although I consider myself a fairly competent baker, I have a terrible habit of skimming rather than reading recipe directions. And as so often is the case, a combination of naiveté, ignorance and a failure to take direction causes many baked items to go straight from the oven and directly into the trash. A difficult learning lesson to overcome and one I frustratingly continue to endure.

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Smoky Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 9, 2015
Smoky Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any cookies on the table around here. I do admit that recently I’ve been slightly pre-occupied with all the delicious seasonal produce, extravagant cakes and decadent pie-making that I seem to have forgotten how nice it is to have a little portable sweet treat lying around the house. Though, I was originally not going to post these cookies due to a fear of them being deemed “too” simple – both in styling and presentation.

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Roasted Strawberry and White Chocolate Rainbow Chip Cake

May 3, 2015
Roasted Strawberry and White Chocolate Rainbow Chip Cake

Roasted Strawberry and White Chocolate Rainbow Chip CakeRoasted Strawberry and White Chocolate Rainbow Chip Cake

The dilemma. What to do with a plethora of over-ripe strawberries? The solution. A roasted strawberry jam filled white chocolate rainbow chip cake – a little jewel of decadence that tastes of sweet sunshine and solves a fruity conundrum.

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Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

April 26, 2015
Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep PieDark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

At the beginning of the year, I made a list of things I wanted to prioritise for 2015. I didn’t hold them as a set of resolutions that demand strict adherence or completion; rather I just wanted a set of goals to work towards which can guide along my year. Among those on the list, was a strong desire to learn how to bake a good pie.

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