Citrus and Fruit Curd


5 egg yolks
175gm caster sugar
125g butter, cut into cubes
1 cup citrus juice (eg. lemon, lime, orange, blood orange, yuzu) or 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp

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Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Rainbow Cake

5 egg whites
190gm caster sugar
310gm unsalted butter
2tsp vanilla extract

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Mum’s Anzac Biscuits


1cup plain flour
1cup brown sugar
1cup rolled oats
1cup dessicated coconut
125gm butter
2tbs golden syrup
2tbs boiling water
1/2tsp bicarb soda

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Banana Tim-Tam Cake


250g unsalted butter, softened
280gm caster sugar
4 eggs
4 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 2 cups)
½ cup warm milk
1½ cups plain flour
1½ cups self-raising flour
2tbs honey
100gm dried figs, chopped
70gm walnuts, chopped
Buttercream or frosting of your choice
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Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

Cheesecake Cups

1 cup chocolate cake crumbs*
25gm butter, melted
250gm cream cheese
2tbs crème fraiche
2tbs vanilla yoghurt
2tbs caster sugar
8-10 strawberry
1tsp vanilla extract
Grated chocolate to garnish

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Persian Love Cake

Persian Love Cake

360gm almond meal
220gm raw sugar
220gm brown sugar
120gm unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
250gm Greek-style yoghurt
1tsp freshly grated nutmeg
½tsp rosewater
45gm pistachios, coarsely chopped
Dried rose petals to decorate

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Black Plum and Roasted Fig Pannacotta with Honey Cardamom Syrup and Walnut Praline

Fig yoghurt pannacotta

For the Pannacotta
330gm Black Plum and Roasted Fig Yoghurt*
250ml thickened cream
75gm caster sugar
1 ½tsp vanilla bean paste
5gm gelatine leaf
125gm butter, softened
1tsp vanilla extract
40gm icing sugar
110gm plain flour
35gm cornflour
Fresh fig and plum slices to serve

For the Walnut Praline
100gm toasted walnuts
100gm caster sugar

For the Honey Cardamom Syrup
100ml honey
250ml water
5 cardamom pods

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Spiced Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin cupcakes

500gm butternut pumpkin, cubed
60ml maple syrup
1/2tsp mixed spice
50gm butter
100gm caster sugar
60gm plain flour, sifted
60gm self raising flour, sifted
1tsp baking powder
1 egg
150ml milk
100gm pumpkin puree mix

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