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Chocolate crackle slice with caramel and sea salt

Chocolate crackle slice with caramel and sea salt sliced up in squares

When I started making this slice I initially just wanted to make a chocolate crackle slice. And then I thought – this needs caramel! So I did.

But then I thought – this needs salt! But how? Let’s add another chocolate layer and salt that! So I did.

Chocolate crackle slice, sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate

Sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate.

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Healthy blueberry bran pancakes

Healthy blueberry bran pancakes

I’m going through a healthy pancake making phase at the moment – and blueberry and bran fit this description nicely.

In my world, it’s excellent motivation to get out of bed. They only take about 15-20 minutes from start to finish and I feel like I’ve started the day with something creative and yum. But regular pancakes aren’t really an ‘everyday’ food… but these totally can be.

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Low fat strawberry lemon cornmeal muffins

Why can’t I find this recipe on my site under ‘s’ for strawberry in ‘sweet muffins’ on my handy recipe index? Oh, because I haven’t posted it. I’ve blogged previously about past-Aimee and future-Aimee and how annoyed I get when I haven’t posted a recipe I want. Assuming you can accept that there are actually two versions of yourself at one time, I’m sure this makes sense to you too.

Strawberry cornmeal muffin

Long story short, I’m currently baking more from a collection of notes that from my site because I have 40 recipes photographed and waiting to go, that are not up. Because life. (more…)

Christmas cookie round up (super honest style)

Ah, so it’s (let me count…) five days before Christmas and you’re now thinking “you know what, I SHOULD make some Christmas cookies for a gift / that party / to put in my face.”

Best Christmas Cookie Round upYou’re right. You should. Sure, some people are on top of these things weeks ago. But they’re also the same people who order things online in advance. Unlike me who is puzzled that nothing I want to buy online today as a Christmas gift will arrive on time.

Therefore I’ve rounded up some Christmas cookies for you, and also ranked them in order of “easy-to-make” to “really-you’re-going-try-that-right-now?” (more…)

Best Christmas rolled sugar cookies

Best Chrismtas rolled sugar cookiesI did a lot of research before settling on this recipe for cookies and royal icing. I read a lot of comments, reviews and author’s feedback. So you can feel safe in the knowledge that I undertook this with a great deal of seriousness.

Which is kind of ironic because I iced them at midnight, after a lot of vodkas, that were consumed at a Christmas catch-up with a lovely girlfriend. BUT, I personally think that testifies to the safety of the recipe, the research I did, and the science of it all (coz I love the nerdy science aspects of baking).

Best Chrismtas rolled sugar cookies II

Another reason this recipe needed to be foolproof was because it’s 30C degrees on average at the moment in Melbourne, and that adds an extra layer of difficulty to making traditional Christmas recipes, especially cookies that require rolling.

So I wanted absolutely foolproof. And vodka proof. (more…)

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