Caramelized White Chocolate Everyone Will Love

White chocolate is polarizing. Either you love it or you hate it. If you love it, you're usually pretty quiet about it. I mean, what with all the dark chocolate lovers out there proclaiming white chocolate to not be "real" chocolate and all the hoopla about the health...

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Fun to eat and delicious – Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Sticky and sweet, cinnamony goodness is the way I describe this Monkey Bread. According to wikipedia, Monkey bread is served in the United States for breakfast or a treat. Oh my goodness! What we Australians are missing out on! Monkey Bread even has a great catchy...

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Luscious Vanilla Mascarpone Icecream

With summer fast approaching here in Australia, we all starting thinking of ways to cool down. A refreshing, not-too-sweet icecream is just the thing. This Vanilla Mascarpone Icecream is perfectly flavoured with just enough sweetness and a beautiful fragrance of...

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The Original Shoofly Pie Recipe

For me, up until now one of the mysteries of US cuisine was the Shoofly Pie! Yep, it's taken me a long time! I remember reading about Shoofly Pie as a child and thought, how good is that pie that you have to keep shooing the flies away. How sweet smelling it must be!...

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Welcome to Marcellina in Cucina


My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.

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