Category Archives: Desserts

Hot Cross Buns with Honey Butter

Today’s recipe is not Italian.  In fact, I had never eaten Hot Cross Buns before moving to Australia 8 years ago.  Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten for breakfast on Good Friday and they are marked with a cross to … Continue reading

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Easter Recipe Roundup

Today’s post is not a recipe. As the title suggests, I will share with you my favourite recipes for Easter. In the Northern Hemisphere, Easter is in spring and many Easter dishes are linked to spring both in produce used … Continue reading

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Creamy Apple Tart

It is autumn down here… and it’s also been quite rainy in the last few weeks.  So, what better way to cheer the family up than baking a cake?  And being autumn, it had to be an apple cake!  I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love Chocolate Chip Cookies??  I fell in love with them at 17, when I visited the States for the first time… I had never eaten them before.  Cookies in Italy were different: crunchy and delicious, but different.  The … Continue reading

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Orchid and Matcha Macarons

I know I already have a few macarons recipes on the blog like my Salted Caramel Macarons and my Lavender and Jasmine Macarons, but I haven’t shared a new one in a while.  Today’s flavour combination is yet another winner: orchid … Continue reading

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Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is … Continue reading

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Mille-Feuille

After showing you how to make your own puff pastry, today I will show you one of the hundreds of recipes that you can make with it: Mille-feuille, also known as Vanilla slice or Napoleon.  This is a classic French … Continue reading

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Irish Coffee

As Paddy’s Day is fast approaching, I thought of sharing a classic recipe: Irish coffee.  You know I love my coffee and I generally have espresso (better yet, macchiato), but on a cold winter’s evening, I love to indulge with … Continue reading

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