Iron Chef Shellie

Maple & Ginger Cheesecake Tarts

Maple and Ginger Cheesecake - Feature Image

I decided to make dessert for dinner at Grandma’s this week. I wanted something delicious, but something I could also photograph in daylight, not the lighting in Grandma’s unit which is just awful for photography. I could take 5 tarts along, and keep one for photographing, perfect They were easy to make; I did the […]

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Baked Dulce De Leche Cheesecake with Toffee Shards

What better way to have dulce de leche than in a cheesecake? I know at least 10 people who can vouch that this is a very good combination! You can buy dulce de leche, but I heard it can go for around $7.50 a jar. So I bought 2 cans of condensed milk, home brand […]

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LuxBite – The Summer Collection

If you are on a strict diet, look away…. I was luckily enough to be one of the lucky tweeters when the call for people to sample the new desserts from my favourite place in town went out. Along with other passionate foodies, we indulged in the lastest creations from super couple Bernard and Yen […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Theme 13: Dessert Cookbook Used: Kitchen – Recipes from the Heart of the Home Author: Nigella Lawson My plan was to make Adam Liaw’s ant’s nest cake for this theme, but a craving for chocolate + peanut butter won, and I made this cake to take to Grandma’s house for dessert. I fell in love […]

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{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed […]

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Peach & Raspberry Tart with Mango Coulis

The annual banquet my aunt / godmother prepares was a little after Chinese New Year this year, as we were waiting for my aunty to come back from overseas (you can see photos of what we ate here). She doesn’t have a huge kitchen, so it’s amazing how such restaurant quality food comes out to […]

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Cooking the Books {the first gathering of cookbook addicts}

This post is dedicated to Hamsley’s best friend Jamie. Jamie is currently living in America with his gorgeous pie making wife. I hope you had a great birthday today, but wish you could have joined us as we cooked from Jamie Oliver’s; Jamie’s America. It started with a tweet. It started with a tweet of […]

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Mars Bar Cheesecake

I tweeted last week a few weeks ago; cassata or mars bar cheesecake? There was an overwhelming response for the mars bar cheesecake to be made. It was relatively easy to make as far as cheesecakes go, but I couldn’t help think how sweet the end product would be. Along with the mars bars, I […]

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Savoury Smoked Chicken Cheesecake

First of all; I did not bake this. My lovely mother did. So you can all thank Iron Chef Mumma for this one. I came home to find her latest recipe book open to this recipe. I read the title, then had to re-read it out loud to confirm what I was reading was correct. […]

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Tiramisu Cheesecake

So I tweeted a picture of this last week and had a nice reaction to people wanting the recipe! So without further delay, I give you the tiramisu cheesecake: The occasion? My mum’s boss came to dinner, I owed him a cheesecake, and this one looked the most impressive in off of my books. The […]

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