Mother’s Day celebrated with coffee and cake

Mother's Day this year turned into one big cake affair for both of our families and rather than the traditional lunch and dinner we indulged in coffee and sweets. The cakes were purchased from a few places around Perth because just one will simply not do.   Patisserie Cakes from Choux Cafe   Earl Grey Cupcakes by Marie Novak     Sicilian Cannoli and Custard Puffs from Dolce & Salato     Coconut and Chocolate Cupcakes from MJ Creations in Claremont     The ...

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Minestrone Alla Genovese

There is nothing more satisfying than a steaming hot soup on a cold winters evening, it is a fantastic way to end my day. Minestrone is budget friendly, incredibly tasty and there are a few variations to make so you can never get bored with this winter's dish. On occasion I will add Pork or Beef if I feel like a meaty taste. This recipe is from the book called a little ...

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Waffle Iron Review and Recipe

Waffles, they are versatile dessert or snack easily found throughout the world. The difference from country to country can be the recipe and appearance of the waffle, the texture and taste can also vary too. Liege Waffles, Brussels Waffles, Belgium Waffles, Stroopwaffles, Scandinavian Waffles and Hong Kong Waffles are a just a few varieties around the place. In Amsterdam I discovered in a few places the waffles were premade, ready to go ...

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Mimosa Cafe Patisserie

Every birthday for the past 10 years my parents go to Mimosa Cafe Patisserie in Beaconsfield and collect a tray of Italian cakes. In the family we all have our favourites - mine is the Cannoli, dads is the custard puff with icing, mums is everything, one of my brothers is the chocolate eclair and the other brother his is the Canoli too. DD's is the custard puff with icing. ...

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Book Review: The Little Paris Kitchen

It has been a few weeks now since receiving my copy of Rachel’s The Little Paris Kitchen and I have been happily making my way through the recipes with curiosity and excitement. I discovered Rachel Khoo from Paris Breakfast (a blog I follow) and after reading about the origins of her book, I was very intrigued. In short, Rachel uprooted her routine life in the UK to the foreign romantic city of ...

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Roast Pumpkin Soup Recipe

During winter in perth pumpkins are so cheap to buy and this simple roast pumpkin soup recipe is just delicious. Butternut Pumpkins are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes growth, string bones, healthy skin, hair teeth and gums. It helps aid the removal of age spots. Vitamin C helps decrease blood cholesterol. Ingredients 3 butternut pumpkins 2 table spoons of Olive Oil 40 grams of Butter 2 onions, coarsely cut 3 garlic ...

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Truffle Delights Recipe

Coffee Mascarpone Truffles 300 grams of cooking chocolate, chopped 500 grams of mascarpone cheese, softened 2 tablespoons of coffee cocoa powder for rolling truffles or shredded white chocolate Melt Chocolate in a double boiler Add Mascarpone cheese, softened and coffee; fold together with a spatula Pour the mixture into a ready pan, allow to chill in the fridge When the mixture is chilled, roll into balls and further chill for 1 to 2 hours Roll in cocoa powder or ...

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Gingerbread House

Feeling amazingly inspired and in a confident mood, I set about making a Gingerbread House. The house Lollies and chocolates for decoration (I used Jaffas, freckles and lollies) 3 1/2 cups self raising flour 1 cup plain flour 1 tablespoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup golden syrup 185g butter, chopped 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/4 cup pure icing sugar Royal Icing 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 3 cups of pure icing Planning Cardboard cut-outs – Two ...

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