Baked Pineapple Glazed Ham

It’s unanimous around my Christmas table, this ham has a permanent invite for the annual holiday celebration. It is Delicious!

This is a very easy roast to whip up. With the ham already cooked all you need to do is heat it through in the oven and glaze at regular intervals during the baking. The outside of the Ham crystallises with the glaze while a subtle pineapple flavour infuses throughout the roast.

This ham has made an appearance at the last two Christmas dinners. Last year I was fortunate enough to make it twice, once with a specialty butcher

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Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

I’m always up to try anything flavoured ‘Ferrero Rocher’. My eyes light up when I see Ferrero Rocher ice cream in little boutique ice-cream shops. So when my birthday came around what better cake to make then one inspired by these little golden balls of pure delight.

My cake ‘media’ of choice was the humble Cheesecake, I wanted to be sure the true intense flavour of the Rocher could really be captured and not lost in a cake like a light and airy sponge. I wanted a rich intense flavour with every element of the cake more decadent and packed full

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Zucchini & Pistachio Spice Cake with Lime Frosting

Zucchini & pistachio spice cake with lime frosting

Can’t get the kids to eat Zucchini? I bet they won’t be turning their noses up at this cake!

This cake is really moist. The use of Zucchini is great for something different, you will have all your guests intrigued and trying to guess the ‘special’ ingredient. Plus, you don’t have to feel too guilty about eating it, with every bite you get closer to your recommended daily vegetable intake.

With food intolerance in the family, this recipe was only two ingredients away from being completely lactose free. The cake was already perfect, all that was needed was a couple of little adjustments to the

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Double Chocolate Birthday Cake

Sahara's Double Chocolate Birthday Cake

I was delighted when I was asked to make my niece Sahara’s very first birthday cake! Mum left it completely up to me and I spent the next week sifting through design ideas and recipes. I soon settled on a fondant covered cake and not long after picked a classic chocolate cake recipe. I can’t remember the last time I made a chocolate cake, when I first started baking Chocolate seemed to be they only flavour I desired but now I find my preference leaning towards the more fruity varieties but who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake?

Next was the cake

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

These cupcakes turned out to be amongst the prettiest I have made when coupled with The Cupcake Wrapper Co.‘s stunning  Yellow Spot cupcake wrappers. They have some gorgeous designs available, the Pink Paris featuring the Eiffel Tower is one of my favorites. All the wrappers are made from card stock and are lightly laminated so you can use them over and over again! I also got to use my kitchen blow torch for the very first time which was extremely fun. Every kitchen should have one of these – I can now toast marshmallows whenever I like.

It’s been a busy festive season for me, starting early

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Herb Filled Ravioli with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Herb Filled Ravioli with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

I made this for the first time almost 5 years ago now. My Mum-In-Law had just bought a pasta maker and we were both keen to try it out. At the time it felt like we were in the kitchen for hours! I had never spent so much time before cooking one dish! When I came to making it the second time round I couldn’t figure out what I was on about. Sure, it takes some time to make your own pasta but compared to some of the other food adventures I have been on in recent times it pales

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Pork & Fennel Sausage Rolls

Pork & Fennel Sausage Rolls

If you have never tried a sausage roll before, I recommend trying this recipe. I don’t recall coming across them in the US during my various trips to their wonderful shores. Essential they are what they called: a sausage rolled up in a puff pastry coating. Every bakery selling pies in Australia (and that is most of them) has these little beauties sitting right next to them. They are a fabulous party food: just make them finger sized and you have enough to feed an army of kids for your next children’s birthday. Don’t get me wrong though, they are always a

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Hummus

Hummus

I love this dip but I’m often disappointed by the store bought varieties. Come to think of it, just because it is homemade doesn’t necessarily mean it will be fabulous either. Hummus comprises only a few basic ingredients but get the quantities wrong and you could have a dip disaster on your hands.

This recipe worked perfectly for me. You can adjust the thickness of the Hummus by how much or how little chickpea liquid you add so I recommend adding a little at a time until you get the texture you like. I personally like a thick Hummus and IF you have any leftovers it

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