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Recipe: Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake
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Recipe: Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake

It’s strawberry season, and this season is a particularly good one so I thought it was about time I shared this delectable recipe.  I created this recipe a number of years ago and it is still one of my favourite desserts. It is always a big hit in my cooking classes, and my students are amazed…

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

This dessert is my idea of decadence – a truly delicious dessert. Due to the ridiculously high fat and sugar content it’s not something I make on a regular basis, but because it’s Easter all bets are off with calorie counting and a few indulgent treats are on the menu.  Besides, anything is always better for…

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
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Recipe: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rhubarb is currently in season in Australia, and whilst most people think rhubarb is a fruit it is actually a vegetable. Known for its tart, tangy and slightly sharp taste, rhubarb is a great filling for pies and crumbles, marries beautifully with cream and custards and also has its place in savoury dishes. I have…

Recipe: Tropical Tarte Tatin
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Recipe: Tropical Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart, made most commonly with apples, where the fruit is caramelised in sugar and butter prior to baking. Because I like to incorporate local and seasonal produce into my cooking, I came up with this version, where pineapple and passionfruit replace the traditional apple. It’s a tropical twist on an…

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