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Putting the new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Planetary Mixmaster to the test for a Zumbo inspired creation. PLUS your chance to win a Mixmaster!

A rich chocolate cake, paired with decadent chestnut cream, draped in an oozey chocolate ganache.

Oooey gooey chocolate goodness, now with the added bonus of salted caramel.

Dessert doesn’t always have to be something that you need to feel guilty about having. These chocolate chia cups are so quick and easy to make, you might find yourself having one of these a little too often in fact!

An interactive night hosted by Grey Goose Vodka, held at Saint Crispin. A night to immerse and awaken the senses, by exploring sweet, sour and bitter. Creating bespoke cocktails, and drinking creative concoctions made by the Grey Goose team.

A highlight of Good Food Month was the Mediterranean brunch that featured celebrity chefs; Yotam Ottolenghi, Karen Martini and Shane Delia. Hosted at Aerial in Docklands, it was a feast fit for a king.

Veda is to blame for putting me onto this recipe. The first time I went to her house, she pulled her version of these fresh out of the oven, and they shortly made it to my mouth… 2… or maybe 3 slices down.

Just a reminder that RSPCA Cupcake day is on Monday!
If you are after something a little bit different, and little bit cute; why not give these a whirl!

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Have you never even had it?
It’s a bit on the tarty kind of side of things, so it pairs beautifully with this coconutty cake with marzipanny goodness.

Purple frosting is the thing of dreams, especially when it oozes a fresh blueberry flavour. Paired with the lemon curd cupcakes, it goes fabulously with a cup of tea.

Jazz Apple season is in full swing again. I decided to make a smaller version of the gorgeous looking fine apple tart from Flour & Stone. Whilst It might not be exactly the same, it’s still a winner in my books!

As if croissants weren’t indulgent enough, it’s time to make them even better with pears and dark chocolate for the ultimate treat.

This cake came about as I didn’t have certain ingredients in the recipe at home. It was a pretty cake that I wanted to make, but my pantry and liquor cabinet lacked certain supplies. The result was even better than I could have hoped for!

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2014, I was invited up to North East Victoria along with Thanh to enjoy #RegionalWeekend. The Longest Lunch seemed to be happening on The World’s Hottest Day, but was an absolute blast!

When life Cherrie gives you lemons calamansi, you make crème brûlée.  I mentioned in a previous post that calamansi is one of my current obsessions. Whilst there are many things you can do with them, I decided it was time to make something delicious with them. I’ve been wanting to make crème brûlée spoons for ages. 

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A quick round up of what’s been happening; lots of food and lots of bubbles!

Inspired by the famous crepe cakes you can order at Jinda Thai, I wanted to recreate one at home but couldn’t find a recipe anywhere. It’s easier than you may think!

Sometimes things look prettier than they taste. This is one of those things. And in case you think things are always smooth sailing in my kitchen, you are wrong! These unfortunately looked prettier than they tasted, but a few tweaks and it will be gorgeous.

Well known Antique dealers, Moss Green, have opened a tea room on High Street, Armadale. Whether is a quick bite for lunch or high tea, it’s the place to be.

Happy New Year to you all! May 2014 be your best year on this large gassy planet that is hurling it’s way through space Let’s start the year off with this triple decker pavlova that mated with a fruit shop.

Ewen Bell and Iron Chef Shellie team up to create a Very Jelly Christmas, with a bonus gift to readers. Click through to find out more.

Who doesn’t love a pavlova?

Even if it fails, you can just smother it in cream and dress it with lots of pretty fruits. It’s a favourite all year around, not just in Summer.

This quick and easy recipe makes great edible gifts at Christmas.

With the inclusion of candy canes, anyone who loves the choc-mint combination will love this!

Once you’ve had homemade marshmallows, you’ll find it extremely are to go back to the commercially made ones.

This fluffy clouds aren’t as hard to make as you might think!

One of my favourite memories of work, was taking this tart in after we had a Mexican feast. This tart packs an alcoholic punch! Needless to say, we were pretty jolly for the rest of the day!!