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Zabaglione al Rum

I am a huge fan of custard. To the point that I will make a custard just to eat it with berries as an evening dessert. I’m not talking creme anglaise,  I’m talking the thick and rich custard you’d dress a trifle with, sandwich between two cake layers, or even dollop on top of a generous slice of pie. Just recently I heard  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet

Lavender Eclairs

 When I was a kid, Easter was kind of a big deal. My sisters and I would lay out our woven wicker baskets in the living room before going to bed, and when we came downstairs the next morning each basket would have a chocolate bunny sitting inside. We were impressed every year, despite knowing the ritual. Like most kids, it was more about the  ...

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breakfast, condiment, sweet

Lime and Persimmon Marmalade

 Marmalade is a creation that is both sweet and tart- and I like to make my own as I prefer it more on the tart side. Especially when heavily slathered with hot butter and toasted baguette! This recipe uses limes which add a heavy citrus note, and is paired with persimmons. If you don’t know what persimmons are, they’re a large  ...

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recipe, sweet

Honey Pie

 This isn’t the sort of pie that makes a grand entrance. It isn’t the kind of dessert that has you stewing away in the kitchen for hours on end, nor does it tower above your cups and saucers when presented at the table. It is somewhat of a modest looking pie, but rewards those that give it a chance.   This honey pie is incredible.  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet

Vanilla Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

 Is it grey and rainy where you are? This weather is what I would expect London to be like- except colder. Everyone rushing around, sloshing around in the sludge accumulating at various street intersections; white knuckles from clutching their jackets closed as the wind rustles their hair. But one of the best parts about cold and rainy  ...

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collaboration, recipe, sweet

Mocha Waffle Torte

 Valentine’s day is coming up! Will you be mine? 🙂 I have a confession: I’m not big on Valentine’s day. But when my food blogging crew wanted to do a Valentine’s day round-up, I couldn’t refuse! We decided to post our favourite chocolate dessert to celebrate this romantic day and offer some interesting suggestions  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet

Coconut Rice Pudding

Rice pudding gets a bad rap. Most of us think of the thick and bland dish often served in cafeterias or pre-made in little plastic dishes. The rice tended to be overlooked, too thick or too watery, and not particularly appetizing. I think homemade rice pudding makes for the best January dessert. Why, you ask? You can enjoy it warm or cold, and  ...

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