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Jan 2022

Sweet Potato Loaf with Brown Butter Maple Frosting

This post is sponsored by McCain How do I like my vegetables, you ask? In cake, of course! You can then imagine how excited I was when McCain approached me to team up with them to create a few exciting recipes. I grew up eating McCain – being a family of five with a working mom meant quick freezer to table dinners. Whilst my mum used them in dinners, I…

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Raffaello Cake

This is a showstopping cake, inspired by the Raffaello pralines. A delicious coconut sponge sandwiched with layers of white chocolate ganache and almond whipped cream. Who does not love a Ferrero Rocher?! I must admit, I can eat half a box at a time (not something I should brag about, I know!). A similar equally delicious invention from the same company is the Raffaello Pralines, as they are referred to.…

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Litchi and Lemon Sorbet

This sorbet is fruity and fresh (and vegan!) Litchi was always a prominent feature of my childhood and I would wait for the season when my dad with return with a bunch, literally a bunch of litchis on their branches with leaves, bought fresh from a roadside vendor. He also had the unenviable task of peeling them for me – all that was left for me to do was relish…

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Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream

There used to be a blueberry cheesecake ice cream which I used to enjoy as a child and this ice cream brings back a lot of childhood memories I have been baking for years, and feel quite comfortable with cakes and other desserts. Ice cream is less demystified, however. I have made many no churn versions before, but none come close to the silky bite of a custard ice cream.…

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Gluten-free Almond, Raspberry and Lemon Loaf

An easy flourless lemon loaf, studded with bursts of zingy raspberries and lightened with a whipped cream topping I often have leftover fruit, from other baking adventures, which I need to use up. Here, there were left over lemons and raspberries from my lemon curd and raspberry chiffon cake. What I love about baking is how you can achieve similar flavour profiles, with very different textures and a very different…

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Lemon Curd and Raspberry Chiffon Cake

A delicate, fluffy sponge adorned with whipped cream, lemon curd and fresh raspberries This is my first blog post for 2022 and I am looking forward to the new year. Last year was not an easy one, with the loss of a loved one and an extremely challenging work environment, but I pray for better days. What will remain a constant in my life is baking and trying out different…

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