Seasonal Pear Tart

Who can resist the smooth, crumbly texture of a rich fruit tart! It is autumn in Australia and I see lots of pears in the markets.  Pears are so versatile you can poach them, roast them, juice them, or just eat them as they are. I still do not know which one is my favourite pear variety, but for this recipe I […]

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Pears In White Wine

I do not normally eat pears or apples uncooked.  I feel that when pears and apples are cooked their flavour and fragrance are richer. I cooked these pears in white wine but you can cook them in red wine, Calvados or Cider.  Whichever liqueur you use your pears will be divine. Ingredients 6 small pears, semi-ripe […]

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G’Day Cheesecake with Berries & Macadamias

I made this cheesecake to celebrate Australia Day at home with family and friends.  On this day many years ago I was sitting in a Citizenship ceremony and I became an Australian.  I often think back at the how’s and why’s that brought me here so far away from Colombia. Australia’s cuisine is as diverse as its inhabitants.  The country’s diverse cultural […]

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Plum Clafoutis & Port

Let’s eat with the seasons! More flavour! I adore summer in Australia, I specially enjoy a drink and meal outside in my garden.  I enjoy a party and cooking for friends.  Sometimes it is  a BBQ or I will cook a big Paella and a great dessert using seasonal fruits.  Fruits eaten within the growing season simply have more flavour, and […]

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Flans a la Fleur d’Oranger

  Instead of the usual Christmas cakes and puddings I wanted to create a dish that could be prepared in a matter of minutes and could be done ahead of time if needed.  Orange blossom water might surprise you in this recipe, but it is very popular in many French recipes.  It is used to flavour crêpes, […]

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A Christmas Bombe

Wrap up Christmas lunch with this simple dessert.   It is basically ready made ice-cream and ready made Christmas cake layers.  Put a new spin on it using your imagination and decorating it using chocolates, marshmallows, nuts, meringue, chocolate sauce etc. plus any Christmas decorations you have at hand! Ingredients 1 1/2 tubs of vanilla Ice-cream ( one litre) 1 […]

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Honey & Ginger Custard Brule Pie

A tempting, sweet and decadent dessert. Ingredients 370g ginger nut biscuits 100g unsalted butter, melted 150g honey 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 600ml pouring cream 4 tablespoons ginger marmalade 2 teaspoons ginger powder 6 eggs 3 teaspoons cornflour 55g caster sugar Method 1- Pulse the biscuits in a food processor to crumbs.  Add butter and […]

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