Baklava – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #59

What's the best baklava you've ever had? Was a Greek or Lebanese baklava? Come to think of it - is it baklava or baklawa? A couple of years ago on a visit to Melbourne I had the most delicious baklava ever from a Greek stall at the Queen Victoria markets. The flavours...

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In my Kitchen

In my kitchen in February it was hot and not a lot of baking was happening. The kitchen was filled with plenty of fresh fruit and cooling salads. This summer has proven to be good growing weather. By that I mean, heavy showers followed by sun but it also equates to...

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. Don't you think? I first made this chocolate tart back in May 2013 with dark 70% cocoa chocolate and roasted hazelnuts and it was delicious. Consequently when I needed a delicious but easy dessert my mind went back...

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Nuts and Bolts for a retro snack with drinks

This is spicy and crunchy snack, commonly known as Nuts and Bolts here in Australia, delicious to have with a cold beverage. Who would think that combining mixed nuts, pretzels and a breakfast cereal with some flavourings would result in an irresistible snack? This is...

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Easy Mango and Passionfruit Ice Cream

Ice Cream,  summer and a facelift! This mango and passionfruit ice cream is so easy and delicious. While our summer in North Queensland is hot and humid,  lots of ice cream helps us get by. And a face lift - noooooo, not me! Marcellina in Cucina!  And she is  looking...

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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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