Sweet Adventures Blog Hop

SABH May announcement – Sweets Without Heat

May 6, 2013
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SABH May announcement – Sweets Without Heat

Hello lovelies 🙂 I’m back!!! With a couple extra kilos both on me and in my wardrobe, our trip to the US was pretty epic. Travelling to LA, NY, Vegas, San Fran, Oahu then finally Maui, its been a month long eating, drinking, shopping, exploring fest and we both loved every minute of it. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen pretty much a day by day photo diary of our entire trip. If you don’t, get on there now and have a look! Its way too much to explain in a blog post 😉 Anyway, Im back just in time to host this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop! I had a little squiz at last months hosted by the lovely JJ at 84th & 3rd and everything looked SO good! Im pretty gutted I missed it. So with all of the goings on and eating outs that...

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Coconut and Mango Sago

January 21, 2013
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Coconut and Mango Sago

Stud and I aren’t massive beach people. We’re both pretty pale, aren’t a fan of screaming people, I have a bit of a sand phobia, and Kev has seen one too many Jaws films to want to go in to the ocean too often. Dont get me wrong, I used to LOVE the beach! Spending many a childhood weekends down the south coast in Gerringong, with my entire family squeezed in to a caravan and hanging out at the beach pretty much every day. I love swimming in the ocean, I just don’t like getting burnt or getting sand in my shoes, or anywhere for that matter (no really, the sand thing is pretty bad. Its embarrassing really). I do however, love a good tropical dessert! It might be a dessert with tropical ingredients – gorgeous fruits, creamy coconuts, refreshing ices – or it might be something wonderfully light...

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January SABH – Tropical Paradise

January 7, 2013
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January SABH – Tropical Paradise

I feel like last year, Sydneysiders were robbed of a Summer. Sure, compared to your UK summer, we still have it pretty good! But when you put last summer next to all of our other ones, it was pretty weak. Sporadic rain (and not the good rain the cools you down after hot days), days that were cardi-worthy, beach-less days and balmy-less nights. It was really quite poor. This summer however, is proving to be pretty toasty indeed, with tomorrow set for around 45 degrees (on a school day though 🙁 wish that above-40-degree rule was suited to work as well. Boooo!) Anyway, it really is the perfect weather or a gorgeous summer dessert! Enter this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, which is hosted by none other than moi…….Tropical Paradise 😀 But don’t fret Norther Hemisphere peeps! We know you’re braving the cold and dreaming of summer, so this...

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Eggplant and choc-chunk cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting

November 25, 2012
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Eggplant and choc-chunk cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting

When faced with an unusual challenge, or something that’s reasonably foreign to me, I do what most others do, I consult Google – the truth of all things in the universe! This challenge was the same. You see this month, JJ from 84th&3rd is our host for the November Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, and knowing JJ, I was prepared for something slightly (or extremely) left of centre. Boy did she throw us a curve ball. This months blog hop was Cake and Three Veg. Not too strange I hear you say? Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake, Beetroot Chocolate Mud Cake, easy! True, there are a number of dessert dishes out there that in fact include vegetables and they work well. I however, wanted to do something a little stranger shall we say? I wanted to live up to the challenge and so something that perhaps no one had done before....

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Fig & Pistachio Biscotti #SABH

October 21, 2012
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Fig & Pistachio Biscotti #SABH

I love high tea! Its the ultimate girls indulgence of socially acceptable minimum savoury and maximum sweet. You dont get judged for the amount you devour either 😉 Things have been a little hectic lately, so I’m just scraping in by the skin of my teeth for this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, High Tea! But hey, I made it right 🙂 For more awesome High Tea-ness, head over to the fabulous, and newly “Mrs” (YAY :D) Delicieux where you can also indugle in some Triple chocolate and honeycomb deliciousness! Its hard to get shots with a nosy kitty 😉 As always, the monthly Sweet Adventures are brought to you by your hostesses – The Hungry Australian, Dining With a Stud, The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, Delicieux and 84th & 3rd. Fig & Pistachio Biscotti Adapted from Taste Ingredients Melted butter, to grease 55g (1/3 cup) pistachio kernels 3 egg whites 80g (1/3 cup)...

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Angelic hot fudge sauce

September 20, 2012
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Angelic hot fudge sauce

Sometimes we need a little balanced in our lives. Usually, once a month I like to indulge in a dessert that makes my thighs/hips/belly scream in terror and use said dessert for my Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. This month, I’m taking a step back, putting my hearing aid on, and listening to my body. This month, I’m doing a sugar free, dairy free, bad fat free dessert *queue dramatic music* Well not a complete dessert. You see this month’s theme is sauces. I’m getting a little saucy, in a very angelic way 😉 I know……..it’s not like me. But hey, balance is good right? This dessert is my healthy version of a banana split topping i.e. chocolate, nuts, honey – but you could really use it on anything, or in anything. So for more hop goodness, and to find out how you can join, head on over The Kitchen...

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New York Style Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

August 21, 2012
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New York Style Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

In New Yoooooork! Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do. This cheesecake’s from New York, New York, New Yoooooork. With a US trip imminent, I’m more than a little excited to be heading to the land of the free, the home of the brave. The city of MOMOFUKU :D!!!!! New York was a must see on our list, so of course when I was deciding on my “Berry Nice to Meet You” for this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, it had to be a New York cheesecake. Because I’m in a New Yooork state of miiiiind. Ok. Fine. I’m done with the singing. Pre-blog I had baked a couple of cheesecakes but all pretty traditional. This time, I wanted chocolate, I wanted raspberry, I wanted chocolate base. Now any child of the 80’s will know what I mean when I say that last sentence...

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Berry nice to meet you! August SABH

August 13, 2012
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Berry nice to meet you! August SABH

This post is short and sweet 😉 pun intended. The Hungry Australian is our lovely host for this berrylicious event – Augusts Sweet Adventured Blog Hop will be “Berry nice to meet you” 😀 Need some inspiration? How about a Berry and Cream Cheese Pound cake? Or some White Chocolate and Cranberry Ganache Filled Chocolates? Maybe a Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta is more your style? But you cant help but fall in love when wine is mentioned in the Strawberry tart with Dolcetto and honeycomb. Whatever you decide, as long as its filled with delicious berry goodness, then its ok by us 😉 The blog hop kicks off on Monday 20 August – head over to The Hungry Australian for more details.

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Peanut Brittle Semi-freddo – Nuts about Sweets

July 16, 2012
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Peanut Brittle Semi-freddo – Nuts about Sweets

It’s amazing what one can do in a pinch. This is one of those times. I’d originally wanted to do a hazelnut dessert for this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Nuts about Sweets. I’d bought some beautiful roasted hazelnuts from the farmers markets in Mudgee, and thought they’d be perfect for it. As usual, leaving things til the last minute, I emptied my hazelnuts to start taking the skins off, not realising that they were actually still in their shells. I know, I know! I don’t have a nutcracker. Insert minor heart attack here. So, frantically searching the pantry for any nut I could find, I came across some chopped peanuts that I usually use for my choc chip cookies. They’re not fancy, but they’ll do! I don’t know about you guys, but to me peanuts either mean Reese’s (duh) or peanut brittle. After much debate, I settled...

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Nuts about Sweets! July #SABH

July 2, 2012
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Nuts about Sweets! July #SABH

Let’s face it, I’m a little nuts. You can be honest with me. I can take it. I feel like in our own way, we’re all a little nuts. So its pretty fitting that on the month of my birthday (my sixth 25th birthday no less), I’m hosting the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, and its NUTS!! I understand that although some of you may be a little nuts, you may also be allergic to nuts. Don’t fret, in this instance you can totally use seeds 🙂 The hop (also known on Twitter as #SABH) will be open for your posting, linking and viewing pleasure 9am (Sydney time) Monday 16 July 2012, and will remain open for a week and a day until 10:59pm (Sydney time) Monday 23 July 2012. Feel free to link up at any time during this week. Blogs will appear in the hop list in order of submission. **Please note the revised closing...

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