Melting Moments with Passion fruit Buttercream

Melting Moments with Passion fruit Buttercream

After a very Italian recipe, today I am back with something from my new country.  I have discovered these amazing cookies only recently and I simply adore them.  Melting Moments do really melt in your mouth, the moment you take a bite!  They are similar to shortbread, but they are even more buttery and delicate. …

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Mini Carrot Cupcakes

MINI CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I always make cupcakes for my kids birthday parties as I love how festive they look and kids always devour them!  As my youngest daughter’s birthday party was all about Miffy (and bunnies), I thought of making carrot cupcakes in the hope of keeping things on the “healthy side” (well… at least they did have…

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Miffy Chocolate Cookies

MIFFY CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 4th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Miffy, the little bunny.  I made some Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, some Miffys/Bunny Marshmallow Pops, a Miffy Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were all gone…

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CASSATA SICILIANA

Happy Easter everyone!!!  Today I want to share with you my family’s recipe for the most iconic Sicilian cake: Cassata!  It is a delicious dessert made with sponge cake, filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing.  Even though nowadays you can buy a cassata throughout the year, it…

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Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookies

PEPPA PIG CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Peppa Pig.  I made some Peppa Pig Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes, Pizza flavoured Piggy Buns, Muddy Puddle Cups, a Peppa Pig Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were…

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Chocolate Cookies with Orange and Mint Glazes

CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH ORANGE AND MINT GLAZE

A little while ago, my friend Diane from Muppys asked me if I wanted to take part to this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I checked it out and immediately said yes.  The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap brings together food bloggers from around the world in a big cookie swap: you sign up, receive…

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PEPPA PIG CHOCOLATE & VANILLA CUPCAKES

These are the cupcakes I made for my daughter’s birthday party.  My kids have a very sweet tooth (they took this after their daddy! ;-P), so cupcakes are a must for their birthday parties.  I love making them as I have great fun, especially deciding on the decorations and colours.  I was not very adventurous…

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CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA SHARK MINI CUPCAKES

I made these mini cupcakes for Victoria’s 5th birthday party.  The theme was The Little Mermaid and the sea, so I decided to make the icing blue, like the sea.  I decorated them with some shark fins made out of chocolate.  As I had already made many sweets for the party, I kept the flavours of…

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Sweet Sushi

SWEET SUSHI

I have been wanting to make sweet sushi for a while now!  I always thought that it looked great.  My daughter’s birthday party was the perfect occasion as it was a “sea themed” party.  I have to say that this was probably the most successful dish of the buffet as it did look quite real and impressive,…

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Vanilla and Lemon Mini Cupcakes

VANILLA AND LEMON MINI CUPCAKES

I think mini cupcakes are among the prettiest sweets ever.  There is nothing more beautiful and elegant than small, bite sized spongy cakes covered in a coloured swirl of fluffy icing.  I only recently discovered these treats, but they quickly became a favourite of mine to bake and I often take them to parties and…

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Lamingtons

LAMINGTONS

Lamingtons are squares or rectangles of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate icing and coated witn desiccated coconut.  They are another iconic Australian food and I served them with tea for my “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” party.  I had never made them before but was very happy I did as they were so much…

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Carbone della Befana - Sweet Coal

CARBONE DELLA BEFANA – SWEET COAL

I thought of taking a little break from my Sicilian Street Food Party series of posts, to share this recipe with you.  In Italy, Christmas holidays always end after January 6th as we celebrate the day of the Epiphany and the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the baby Jesus.  That is also the last occasion…

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