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Swedish Apple Pie

The group of friends I made on Bounty will always be with me even if we are miles apart, we bonded over a shared love of the ship. Every few years a group of us gets together for some event, recently it’s been weddings, but […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream

52 weeks of baking – Creams, Curds & Puddings I’ve been making a lot of ice cream this summer, experimenting with new flavors and playing with the amount of egg yolk, heavy cream and sugar to find the right texture. I’ve fallen in love with […]

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Steamed Custard Buns

52 weeks of baking – China Coffee shops in Asia are just like ones in the west, coffee drinks, a selection of teas and pastries, both sweet and savory, the only difference is the flavor of those drinks and pastries. Like other steamed buns the […]

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9 Egg White Cake

52 weeks of baking – Tube/Bundt Cake I have fond memories of making angel food cake from a box with my grandma. Pouring ingredients into the mixer, letting it whip up into a big foamy batter and picking off the brown crust as it cools […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

52 weeks of baking – Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles This creation was invented because I wanted to be different, I wanted to make something different than what I could already find. I didn’t want a chocolate cobbler on top of my fruit, I wanted something […]

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Milk Chocolate Pots de Crème with Strawberries

This is a fantastic dessert, it’s very versatile, just change the liquid and you’ll have a completely different flavored dessert. Originally I made this with hot coffee, it’s not too much that you are having a mocha dessert, just a little hint of coffee creeps […]

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Almond Biscotti with Fennel and Orange

52 weeks of baking – The Renaissance Biscotti are really hard cookie that have to be dipped in coffee to be edible, that’s true, but more traditionally they were dipped in a sweet wine. I made these biscotti to go with a beet port that […]

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Crystal Jelly Candy

52 weeks of cooking – Soda/Pop Sugar is a very interesting substance to work with, one moment it’s doing nothing, the next it’s burnt and black. This recipe steers clear of that potential burnt sugar by only needing it to come to a boil to […]

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Chili Brownies with Almond and Cinnamon Swirl

52 weeks of baking – Bars & Squares I can’t leave a recipe alone, I always want to add more things, more flavor to make a new creation. These brownies are laced with a little chili powder, not the mixed chili powder you use to […]

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Banana Coconut Macaroons

52 weeks of cooking – Oceania These small cookies will take you away in one bite to a tropical island. Comprised mostly of coconut with a taste of banana and a hint of pandan these make me remember the humid heat of my early days […]

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