Summer Peach Pie

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Let me begin this post with the disclaimer: I will get to the pie. Now, after scanning the worldwide web, and finally joining Facebook (after a stupidly long period of resistance) I have been becoming more and more exposed to…

Chocolate Malt Layer Cake

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This chocolate malt layer cake was created for my Sister, who may or may not have passed it off as her own cooking. It consists of layers of devil’s food cake, malted chocolate buttercream, and mucho mucho crushed maltesers sprinkled…

Perfect Vanilla Ice Cream

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Vanilla Ice Cream is a dessert which is so easy to get wrong. One wrong step and it’s bland, boring, hum drum. It’s difficult to impress with vanilla, because everyone’s had it, and therefore everyone’s an expert (or so they…

Blueberry Muffins; A recipe

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Making muffins is one of the easiest and most gratifying ways of creating an atmosphere of cosy domestic idyll. I think it’s the fact that muffins are so unnecessary, you never need a muffin, but they are always a delight….

Birthday Cake: Homemade Momofuku Style

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Photo Credit: Stacey Bryan You can’t say I don’t deliver on my promises! You may remember my earlier foray into birthday-style cakes, and my impassioned promise to bring back birthday cakes for one and for all. What better way to…

Sticky Date Pudding: Comfort in Classics

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I am somewhat of a classicist. I love a classic! Be that in music, architecture, design, fashion or food. Classic doesn’t necessarily mean old, just tried and tested, beloved by many, and not in need of “updating” to stay relevant….

Cafe by the Beach – Cafe Review

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One of my greatest failings in life is my complete inability to make a decision regarding the smallest and most insignificant things. In the work arena, it’s not a problem. I’m a decision making machine; seeking out facts and examining…