Dairy-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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I’m usually rather heavy-handed with the butter and milk in my baking, so when I was asked by a client to bake some dairy-free cupcakes for an upcoming hens party, I must admit I was a little nervous. After a lot of research on dairy alternatives and testing some recipes in the kitchen, I was [...]

Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins

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As much as I love whipping up grand triple-layered cakes and carefully piping buttercream roses, sometimes it’s nice to just bake something easy and comforting. No fancy decorations, no heavy machinery required – just a bowl, a spoon and a mixing hand at the ready. I had a few overripe bananas in the freezer that [...]

Raspberry and Coconut Cupcakes

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I was asked to create some cupcakes for a friend’s 30th that “weren’t too sweet”, and after ignoring her boring request of vanilla (sorry) I knew something featuring berries was the way to go. It also helped that the colour theme for her birthday was pink, so I could colour the icing naturally. Raspberry and [...]

Travel Guide: Swansea and Richmond, Tasmania

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We arise early for our scenic drive to Swansea, about 2 hours and 15mins drive from Port Arthur. Swansea is a small town located halfway between Hobart and Launceston on Tasmania’s east coast and overlooks Freycinet National Park Kate’s Berry Farm Before we arrive in the heart of Swansea, we take a pitt stop at Kate’s Berry [...]

Choc Raspberry Vegan Mousse

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Those of you who are familiar with my baking know I am pretty heavy handed with the butter, sugar, eggs and flour. But I LOVE getting creative in the kitchen, and have been tweaking and creating new recipes lately to make them gluten or dairy free, or even vegan, for friends and family with intolerances [...]

Travel Guide: Port Arthur, Tasmania

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Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur is a small town located on the Tasman peninsula steeped in history. Historically as a former convict settlement and more recently as the scene of a devastating massacre. It provides a unique insight into colonial history in Australia and is, in my opinion, an unmissable stop when visiting Tasmania. [...]

Hot Cross Bun Cupcakes

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I LOVE Hot Cross Buns, it’s definitely one of the highlights of Easter for me. And I’m not one of those Hot Cross Bun purists either – choc chip, caramel, dried fruit, it’s all good to me! I was in Woolworths recently and noticed they had produced a Sticky Date & Caramel Hot Cross Bun. [...]