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Baking, Dessert, Product reviews, Recipes

Chocolate Mint Pavlova and Anchor Cream

Can you believe that I have not made a Pavlova before? Over all the years that I have been baking, I have never attempted to make a Pav! I don’t know why I haven’t. Maybe I thought that it would be too difficult, or I would make it wrong, and it wouldn’t turn out. Well, I decided to have a go on the weekend and see what would happen if I made a Chocolate Mint Pavlova.

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Baking, Recipes

Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemons are a wonderful ingredient to use in baking. There are so many delicious recipes that you can use those gorgeous yellow fruits. And if you were given a bag full of homegrown lemons it’s another good reason to jump into the kitchen and bake with this juicy fruit!

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Baking, Bread, Celebrations, Kids, Recipes

Mega Hot Cross Buns

The Easter holidays are here, and that means I can make an abundance of Hot Cross Buns. We love eating Hot Cross Buns in our house. My hubby and I love the traditional fruit ones. The kids love the choc chip variety. But whatever delicious bun it is, we love smothering them with a thick layer of butter.

If you don’t know what a Hot Cross Bun is, it is a spiced sweet bun made with sultanas or raisins and is marked with a cross on the top. Traditionally it is eaten on Good Friday but they do start to appear in stores as early as January. You can read more about the tradition of a Hot Cross Bun here. We do resist the temptation and don’t buy them until it is closer to Easter. It is hard, but they are worth the wait.

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Baking, Cakes, Celebrations, Kids, Recipes

Easter Vanilla Surprise Cupcakes

I love a good cupcake. They are the best when they are soft and fluffy, not too dry and just the right crumb texture. Sometimes I like a cupcake without icing on top but when it has the perfect icing and a sprinkling of a little decoration, they are a special treat.

Most weekends I always bake a batch of cupcakes. I enjoy testing new recipes and making sure that a cupcakes result is a perfect little patty pan full of goodness.

With Easter just around the corner, I thought a special little cupcake would be a lovely baking treat to celebrate the joys of Easter.

I came up with a light and moist vanilla cupcake with a special surprise inside.

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