Posts Tagged ‘ dessert ’

Adults Only Creme Egg Cupcakes

March 24, 2013
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Adults Only Creme Egg Cupcakes

I wasn’t sure I was going to make this months SABH. March has been a bit of a blur in the DWAS household. With Stud’s parents arriving the first weekend, Stud’s birthday the weekend after, a 5 night stint in Melbourne for Grand Prix and then our US trip next weekend, this was really the only free time we had to get everything in order ready for said trip…..and I got sick. Argh!!! Pity party over, I did decide to whip up a little batch of Easter cupcakes with a twist. Remember the ones I made last year? I thought I’d go with the same principal but make then a little nostalgic, and a little bit naughty(er). You see this months hop is a Cocktail Party theme, and in our trip to Melbourne last weekend, a night at Polly produced a “Violet Crumble Martini”. Yes, you read that right. It...

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Chocolate peanut butter “ice-cream”

February 24, 2013
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Remember a little while ago I made that Angelic Hot Fudge Sauce? Simple, warming, delicious – and funnily enough, for a SABH! Well using similar ingredients, I’m flipping the temperature dial to cold – and I mean fuh-reez-ing – because this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is……Licence to Chill! I don’t know about you guys, but every time I say it (even in my head), I kind of do a “cool dude” voice. Its hard to explain, but it happens. I’m not proud of it. Anyway, the Feb hop is hosted by the lovely Heather over at The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, so you can head over to her blog to find out all the deets on entering. But in the mean time, let me tell you a little about this dessert. So I’m kind of still on that health thing (a little more so now as the...

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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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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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Strawberry and balsamic gelato – Queen at Home Gelato

October 3, 2012
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Strawberry and balsamic gelato – Queen at Home Gelato

We buy a lot of jam at home. Not because we go through it quickly, but because when it comes to jam, Stud very much resembles Goldilocks. This one is too runny. This one is too lumpy. I don’t like the bits in this one. Etc, etc….. So when we find a jam that’s just right, we hold on to it! Meanwhile with all the leftover jam in our house, its hard to know what to do with them. Well no more! This dessert is one of those mutton dressed as lamb dishes…..In the difficulty department anyway. It by no means lack flavour, imagination or impressiveness. Using your Queen at Home Gelato Mix, you simply use your leftover jams 😉 and some balsamic vinegar, and you can come up with a strawberry (raspberry, blackberry…….you get the picture) and balsamic swirl gelato within half an hour. Perfect timing as the...

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Salted Caramel Ice-cream

September 25, 2012
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Salted Caramel Ice-cream

Suitably tipsy from my Margarita sorbet, I thought it best to do a more family friendly version for my next Queen flavour. Plus let’s face it, who doesn’t like salted caramel? You need to make sure you really salt the caramel in this recipe. I have put a guide but it’s really to taste, just make sure you oversalt it as it will balance a lot when you stir it in to the sweet gelato base. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can do this on the stove but be sure to keep the temperature low. You may also want to pierce the can to avoid it exploding. Salted Caramel Ice-cream Ingredients 1 x Queen Vanilla Gelato 650ml full cream milk 1 x can Condensed milk 2 tbs sea salt Method Place can of condensed milk (unopened) in a slow cooked and fill until can is submerged....

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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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Margarita Sorbet fit for a King….or Queen

September 7, 2012
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This is my husband after he realised there were 75 margaritas on the menu. Yup. If there’s a drink of choice for Stud, its definitely Margaritas. All flavours, all types, he doesnt discriminate. Although he does always go back to the original. To him, its still the best. Needless to say, that evening was a bit messy for both of us lol. A little while ago, Claire from Claire K Creations contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying some of Queen’s new gelato range. Yes, yes I would 🙂 Every baker knows Queen. Be it for their food colourings or flavourings, they’re a trusted, Australian owned company thats well worth supporting on a shelf filled with overseas brands. Now they’ve brought out a gelato range, with a quality to match any good gelataria in Rome, and it’s found exclusively in Woolworth’s 😀 The challenge was...

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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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