Sago Christmas pudding with custard and brandy butter

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Serves 6

Preparation 20 minutes

Cooking 3 hours


1/3 cup (65g) sago (seed tapioca)

1 cup (250ml) milk plus 1 tablespoon (20ml) extra

125g butter

1/2 cup (110g) sugar

1 teaspoon bi-carb […]

Little Christmas cakes with eggnog buttercream

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Makes 20-22

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking 15 minutes


1 cup (150g) mixed dried fruit

½ cup (75g) chopped dates

½ cup (75g) chopped prunes

¼ cup (35g) slivered almonds

1 orange, zested […]

White chocolate mascarpone mousse with berries in sparkling shiraz syrup

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Serves 8

Preparation 20 minutes (plus 2 hours setting time)

Cooking 10 minutes


200g white chocolate

½ cup (140g) mascarpone cheese

300ml cream

3 punnets berries, such as strawberries and/or blueberries


Nectarine and Macadamia Tart

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I love summer fruits and nectarines and macadamias make good friends. Based on a frangipane tart, macadamias in the pastry and the filling take it […]

Vanilla Slice

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Makes 12

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 30 – 35 minutes + cooling time

2 sheets butter puff pastry, thawed
1½ cups (375ml) milk
1½ cups (375ml) cream
60g unsalted butter, chopped
2 […]

Semi-dried plum tart with chestnut crumble

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Semi-dried plum tart with chestnut crumble


Girard Ramsay from Mt Lofty House Hotel in the Adelaide Hills told me about these beautiful local semi-dried plums, so […]

Frozen Christmas pudding


This is a wonderful alternative to a traditional hot Christmas pudding, ideal for warm climates. It’s also a great way to help charities – buy […]

Chocolate Sponge Kisses with Rose and Raspberry filling

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I love the combination of the rose and raspberry in the filling to make a modern and elegant sweet treat for a high tea.


Makes 35 […]

Brown Sugar Meringues with Passionfruit Curd

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The grander and leisurely pace of train travel is reflected in Albury’s beautiful station so as a nod to times past, I cooked up my […]

Lavender Crème Brûlée


Floriade, the annual  floral spectacular in Canberra,  was the perfect location Chef Claude Fremy to cook this for me.

Serves 6

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking 1 hour 5 […]