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Lemon Meringue Pie


I love Lemon Meringue Pie, and it was always part of the special “Birthday Meal” Mum would cook on my request. Mum always did a great job but I had never bothered to try it myself. Yesterday I found myself with a

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Salted Dark Chocolate Brownies


I made these from my favourite baking blogger, Joy the Baker, and decided I’d try with a bit more salt. The salt I had on hand was sea salt but quite granulated, not so flakey. The result is a brownie

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Pfeffernusse (German Pepper Nut Cookies)


These are sooo good! You can’t save them for Christmas time, as they are traditionally made then. Make them anytime… Adapted from Food.com recipe. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon

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Sweet Potato Pie


This is good. Really good. I’ve wanted to like Pumpkin Pie but I hadn’t met one I really liked. Then I came across this. Its simple and so delicious. Just do it. Stolen from my fave baker – Joy the Baker.

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Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Tarts)


I love these tarts. I first tried them in their homeland of Portugal. I even sat and ate several in the grounds of Casa Pasteis de Belem – the famous home of these tarts. They were soooo good! I have

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Best Ginger Cookies Ever


I have totally stolen this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker and taken the credit from anyone who tastes these. The only way you would not love these is if you hated sugar. Because there is quite a lot in it.

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Salted Caramel Macarons


This is from London Eats blog. I would simply leave a link to it but I am scared the site will be removed and I will be left without it! So all credits to this blogger, but due to the

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Milk Tart (South African Specialty)


This is a great alternative to a custard tart, introduced to me by my South African partner. I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and my partner tells me its quite authentic. Its quite easy and very tasty. Ingredients 1/2 cup

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The Dreaded Macarons


I have been wanting to make these for weeks. Watching Rocco make them on My Kitchen Rules made it appear easy. Everything I have read since then says that they are anything but easy to make. So I set about

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Bread – not so hard!


So I decided that I would try bread-making, having had the best vegemite on toast at Wild Basket, Neutral Bay the other morning. It convinced me that all breads are not equal and something as simple as vegemite on toast

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