Chocolate Fondants with Candy Cane Ice Cream

Mum and I were emailing last week as we were finalising what we would be eating on Christmas day and who would be making what. This is a (lightly edited) portion of our email: ——————————R
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Christmas Truffles and Barks

I only make truffles and barks at Christmas time. I guess it’s a way of keeping them special, as well as ensuring I do not eat bucket loads of them. I have made them for probably the last 5 years or so now. Some I do every year, but I also love comin
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Banana Smoothie Popsicles with Cacao Nibs

I wanted to make something with the cacao nibs that I got in my recent iHerb haul and I’ve also been brainstorming about some popsicles to make use of a $2 popsicle mould that I picked up from Daiso a while back. So I combined the two and I came up w
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Pumpkin Spiced Syrup

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA today. Thanksgiving is a holiday that I think I could get into. Eating, spending time with and giving thanks to loved ones and pumpkin pie. Yes, that is definitely something I could get into. I have tried the pum
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Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts and My Chocolate Melting Cheat Sheet

These chocolate and raspberry tarts were inspired by a Heston Blumenthal recipe, which I mentioned only the other day. He infuses cream with passionfruit pulp and then strains it and uses it to make a ganache for a tart that has a big passionfruit fl
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Almond Jelly with Tropical Fruit Salad

Moon cakes are massive in Singapore at the moment. Moon cakes are intricately stamped pastries with a dense filling. They are traditionally given as presents to friends and family during the Chinese mid autumn festival. They often contain a salted eg
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Mulled Wine Apple Crumble and The Wooden Spoons’ Pantry Essentials

Having a good stock of pantry essentials makes it so much easier to make something quickly for dinner. When we first moved over here, I was a bit lost with what to cook for dinner because not only was I getting used to the supermarkets here, but I al
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