Delicious Whisky Ice Cream Plum Pudding

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Whisky ice cream plum pudding with butterscotch sauce is a go-to dessert at Christmas time. An easy, gluten-free and paleo recipe. Just like pumpkin pie is popular in the US over the festive period, plum pudding is the go-to dessert at Christmas time where we live, as well as many other parts of the world. Yes, it is very English and traditional to eat this hot dessert – even on a hot Christmas Day, as frequently occurs in Australia and … Read More

Quick Easy Golden Fried Banana Fritters are Awesome

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Today we feature fried banana fritters, Cambodian-style. Found throughout South East Asia, banana desserts are extremely popular and surely golden fried banana fritters are the most popular banana dessert of all. So much so it has been well and truly exported all over the world so we can enjoy the golden, crisp batter and the sweet treat inside. Our Cambodian version of fried banana fritters contains no hard to find ingredients. The batter is a little lighter than most as … Read More

The Best Authentic Loukoumades Greek Donuts Recipe

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Today we feature a popular dessert eaten throughout Greece and Cyprus. Authentic loukoumades are basically Greek donuts. They are drenched in a honey-based syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon, sesame seeds and crushed walnuts. And they’re easy to make. Our version of authentic loukoumades comes with a twist. For the batter we use labna (strained yogurt, also sometimes called labna cheese) and no yeast. The use of the labna delivers a lighter batter, precluding the need for the yeast. The sweetness comes … Read More

Banana Spring Rolls for Something a Little Different

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Thais adore bananas when it comes to something sweet! It is cooked in a multitude of ways. Today we feature something which is a little different and, maybe, not quite traditional, Thai fare. But it is delicious, nonetheless. How about banana spring rolls? Long the poor cousin of banana fritters, banana spring rolls are actually a lot easier to make using either spring roll wrappers of rice paper. No mucking around making a batter, just roll them up inside the … Read More

Easy Holiday Shortbread Sure to Please

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This is Elizabeth’s all-time, favorite, shortbread. Every year she says her mother-in-law’s 4 ingredient, easy holiday shortbread is so good she could open a stall at a farmer’s market and sell out in no time at all! She looks foward to Christmas just to get the shortbread! Not only do they taste good but with only 4 ingredients to deal with and a few minutes in a food processor, they are quick and easy to make. A Christmas-classic in Australia, … Read More

Quality Gourmet Cheese Platter for the Senses

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Wine and cheese are a fantastic combination. Good for an appetizer, an alternative to dessert, as part of a grazing platter or an excellent addition to a dinner party. How do you make a gourmet cheese platter? Are there any guidelines? What about wines? What goes with what? A good combination of cheese and wine can delight all of the senses. Australia produces some excellent wines and cheeses. Victoria, the state in which Melbourne is located, is the heart of … Read More

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