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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Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas

Do you give homemade food gifts at Christmas time? I always make chocolate truffles but usually some other homemade gifts appear as well. This year, as we are travelling for Christmas, additional home made gifts won’t be possible. It’s go
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Banana Bread with Coconut

Key’s family has their main Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve. So ever since Key and I have been together, I’m so lucky to have been welcomed to their Christmas celebration and then we head off to my mum and dad’s place for their family Ch
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Singapore Life #30 – Laduree Macarons

Is it just me, or do we also tend to spend more on ourselves during the Christmas period? I can’t help but pick myself up a few little presents at Christmas time and I have a ridiculous tradition of buying myself something, wrapping it up and p
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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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Lemon and Lime Madeleines

Do you have a favourite cooking smell? Often Key will be cooking and I’ll yell out from the other room ‘that smells so good.’ He always laughs and tells me that he has just started and is only cooking the onions. So for me, my absolute favourite cook
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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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