Cakes

Apple Streusel Snack Cake

Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy I am a huge fan of apples so autumn is like heaven. And I may or may not have come home from the house of my best girl the other day with a sack of delicious green granny smiths. She totally said I…

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Preserves

Lemon + Ginger Curd

 Prep Time : 15 + 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 1 Hour | Difficulty : Easy So part of my birthday tripping about with my bestie may have involved a raid on a friend’s lemon tree while they were at work. It’s not stealing if they weren’t going to use those lemons anyway……

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Bars and Slices

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch

 Prep Time : 10 + 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! I took a little break in my birthday week and I missed you all! It was a fabulous birthday with a lot of food and cooking involved. I bought myself a few more books…

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Sweets

Toasted Sesame, Cashew + Chili Brittle

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Moderate You guys! No really you guys have to try this brittle. It is the. best. candy. I have ever made. I’m a bit nuts for sweet/savoury crossovers at the moment and this is sooo good. Also for reference, every…

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Cakes

Double-Glazed Spiced Orange + Almond Loaf

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 60 Minutes | Total Time : 1 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Good morning my lovelies! It’s still totally the morning… There were some technical difficulties getting the post up on time today. And by technical difficulties I mean I was still sleeping… Today’s moist spiced loaf was even liked…

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Breakfast

Porridge/Oatmeal for One {Or More}

 Prep Time : 1 + 2 Minutes | Cook Time : 2-5 Minutes | Total Time : 10 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Well apparently its officially autumn in this neck of the woods and as the weather gets cooler it’s nice to make the switch to a warm breakfast. My well documented love of oats means…

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Pies & Tarts

Blueberry, Cream Cheese + Mint Crostatas

 Prep Time : 10 + 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I know, I know it’s like blueberry-palooza up in here but they’re just soooo good. And despite NZ exporting them by the tonne, they are ridiculously expensive here apart from a narrow window in summer. It’s a…

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Cookies, Sweets

Vanilla, Dark Chocolate + Pistachio Meringues

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 2 Hours | Total Time : 2 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Sorry for the late post today – we just got back from Melbourne in the middle of the night so I’m playing catch up! I came home with a much heavier suitcase and a much…

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Pies & Tarts

Blueberry + Lemon Custard Tart

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Cook Time : 20 + 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 Hours | Difficulty : Moderate So gentle readers, this is the first recipe adapted from my adventures through Patisserie in an attempt to improve my overall skill and technique. It was a huge success – none of this clearly family sized tart…

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Baking Advice

I make ugly, inedible fails too

Hello my lovelies! There is no recipe today *offended gasp* but we’re gonna talk about something important. One of the most common things I hear from the readers I talk to is that they don’t have much confidence when it comes to baking. I think one of the reasons for this lack of confidence is kinda our fault. It’s so…

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