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Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry sour cream cake is easy to make, perfect for entertaining and completely delicious using simple and inexpensive pantry staples. It’s loaded with strawberries, both in the centre and on top, plus it’s moist, and not too sweet. What’s not to like? Strawberries at our local supermarket are selling for just $1.30 a punnet so […]

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The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]

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Creme Patissiere

Creme Patissiere

Creme patissiere, creme pat, or pastry cream is a rich and creamy king of custards. It’s thicker than creme Anglaise, which is a pouring consistency custard.  It’s simple to make and has many uses. We love to whip up a batch and fill choux pastry for eclairs, or profiteroles. Creme patissiere is one of those recipes […]

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Mille Feuille with Berries

Mille Feuille with Berries on a white plate with greenery in the background

Mille Feuille with berries looks super impressive and time consuming, but in fact is quick and easy. If you can thaw some pastry, make a custard, and slice some strawberries you’re on your way to putting this magnificent looking dessert together. The French term mille feuille (pronounced meel-foy) literally means a thousand leaves, referring to […]

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Mango Mousse with Passionfruit

Mango mousse with passionfruit is pure summer, and super easy to prepare. Fresh mango, or frozen if not in season, mixed with rich coconut cream and then soft whipped cream folded through is about as simple as it gets. Served with cubes of mango and fresh passionfruit pulp it’s a dessert that is worthy of […]

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