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Walnut And Apple Tart

The ground walnut filling for this apple tart is the filling for a Viennese walnut crescent-shaped pastry, called Nuss Kipferl. I had some filling left over and decided it might be nice as a base for a crispy apple tart. It turned out my idea was sound, so here is the recipe. I hope you…

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Cannoleria

A dedicated shop selling all manner of variations of the classic Sicilian cannoli, a crisp pasty tube filled with sweetened ricotta. Now that’s a good idea. That’s Amore. That’s Cannoleria. Melbourne’s That’s Amore Cheese company has been making award winning Italian style cheeses since 2004, best known for their ricotta and mozzarella varieties. Recently they…

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apricot nectat and coconut cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

As the weather gets colder it’s nice to enjoy a cake with a little touch of summer. This apricot nectar cake is light and fluffy and very tangy with easily available dried apricots and apricot nectar. Dried apricots, canned apricot nectar and desiccated coconut are handy pantry items ready for any baking whim you might…

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Raspberry Hazelnut Meringue Cake

The combination of hazelnut and raspberry is quite a magical marriage of flavours. This raspberry hazelnut meringue cake is made up of two discs of hazelnut meringue sandwiched together with cream folded through with raspberry coulis and whole raspberries. You need to be a bit generous with the raspberries to make this cake something special…

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Trifling With Prosecco

Prosecco has been in the news lately with Italy trying to ban the use of the name for anything other than the Italian sparkling wine made in the Prosecco designated area in Northern Italy. This is unfortunate for the King Valley growers in Victoria, many of Northern Italian heritage themselves, who have been hugely successful…

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