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Tooborac Pies In Carlton

Tooborac, situated on the Northern Highway before Heathcote, is famous for its historic bluestone Tooborac hotel and adjacent pie shop. The house made pies have been a hit with visitors to the Heathcote wine region as well as travellers making a strategic pit stop but now those famous pies can be a regular affair for…

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Flammkuchen-flaming good pizza

Flammkuchen is a sort of pizza from Southern Germany and the Alsace region of France, traditionally covered with crème fraîche, sliced onion and Kaiserfleisch. Flammkuchen literally means flame cake and when baked in a hot wood oven the exposed edges are often licked by the flames to a pleasing charred crispness. In the cool of…

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Plum Galette

A galette is a flat pastry cake that is baked on a tray in free-form unlike a tart which is defined by the distinctive border of the tart mould. A galette is supposed to look a bit rustic in appearance and is often made with whole grain flours, which adds some nuttiness to the taste…

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Butter Biscuit Break

Do you remember those round tins of Danish butter biscuits that were on prominent display in every supermarket years ago – they were a bit of a revelation at the time – inexpensive, melt in your mouth biscuits in all manner of shapes, tasting of sweet butter. For Scandinavians these little biscuits or something similar…

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E's cherry topfen strudel
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Cherry Quark Strudel

The wild, wet weather we have been having might mean a short cherry season. Much of the fruit may be split due to rain and will be dumped and remaining fruit may have a shorter shelf life. Premium cherries will command a higher price as a result but other cherries are still good eating but…

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