Lavender Crème Brûlée


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

Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 […]

Rum and Raisin Chocolate Brownies

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Makes: 18 pieces
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 – 30 mins

1 cup (150g) raisins
¼ cup rum
125g butter
100g eating quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2/3 cup […]

Chocolate, Cabernet and Rhubarb Dessert

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This is a delicious grown-up dessert. You could use cherries or berries in place of the rhubarb.

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

2 cups […]

Upside Down Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Macadamia Pretzel Praline

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This salted caramel cheesecake is impressive to look at, absolutely delicious, and deceptively simple to make.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


½ cup (125ml) cream
180g cream cheese, […]

Pear & Verjuice Syrup Cake

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The olive oil in this cake made it deliciously moist, which I cooked in the groves at Abilene Grove.

Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 […]

Pink Lady Apple and Coconut Cake

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The Pink Lady apple schnapps from Wild Brumby Schnapps distillery was so delicious I simply had to cook up this lovely cake to […]

Real Whisked Sponge

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From Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland – Episode 7, Dublin
Recipe by Edwina St Lawrence from The Kitchen in the Castle Cookery School, Howth.
Edwina’s family have […]

Plum & Apple Sundae


By: Paul Flynn of The Tannery, Dungarven, Co Waterford, Ireland
Paul Flynn is a well-loved TV chef in Ireland. When I caught up with him he […]

Dried Fig and Berry Compote with Ice Cream


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

3 large oranges
¼ cup (60mls) honey
1 tbspn orange liqueur e.g. Grand Marnier or Cointreau
2 star anise or 1 tspn […]

Cheat’s Berry Brulée

Forget heating cream and egg yolks and hoping that they don’t curdle. Try this instead. You can follow your taste and use any combination of […]