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Category Archives: Dessert

Chocolate Coconut Custard

I must confess, I’m a little addicted to this chocolate coconut custard.  It’s super easy to make in the thermomix (links to regular recipe included below), a great dessert to make the family, which they all love.  Thankfully, this recipe only makes 5 serves so there is usually no left overs, which I say is […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Yum! I am loving my thermomix and have been on the lookout for lots of new recipes. Can’t wait to try this one! :-) ReplyCancel

Home Made Chocolate Dessert

On my quest to eating healthier I am finding I am making a lot of what we eat from scratch myself here at home.  We have been making custards, dips, desserts, sorbet and I am yet to try making yoghurt.  My kids love the chocolate desserts you can find at the supermarket, but to save money […]

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  • Trin

    I would whip up a batch of the Tiramisu ice cream recipe rattling around my head that I’ve been figuring out..ReplyCancel

  • Oh those little lidded cups are cool, they will be perfect for frozen yoghurt when you start making your own (which is easy by the way!)ReplyCancel

Chocolate Fondant

This is a guest post from Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant Award winning restaurant located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Esca Bimbadgen, has put together an incredible chocolate fondant recipe that is sure to impress all your friends. Chocolate Fondant Author: Katrina Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 200g good quality dark chocolate 200g unsalted […]

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Bimbadgen Shiraz Poached Pears

Head Chef Mark Bennett of Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, located within the Bimbadgen Winery of the Hunter Valley, shares with you his delectable dessert recipe – Bimbadgen Shiraz Poached Pears. Using the wineries very own Bimbadgen Shiraz, this classic poached pears recipe is infused with a burst of perfectly matched flavours for the ultimate dessert experience. […]

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Easter Choc Ripple Cake

I made a chocolate ripple cake for our guests at Christmas, it was easy to put together and so very tasty.  So I thought I’d make an Easter version for an Easter gathering we were having.  You will need overnight (or 6 hours) to let it sit, but it should only take you 10 minutes […]

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  • Natkatlark

    Yum! Chocolate Ripple Cake was one of our most frequent birthday cake requests as kids.ReplyCancel


    A friend of mine made an ‘adult’ version of this; using Griffins Chocolate Chippy Bikkies and dunking them in a liqueur before spreading cream on them!ReplyCancel

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  • […] Easter link- my girls are always on the lookout for a great desert for Easter lunch at my parents- This is this […]ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Back in the dinner party days this was an easy and cheats desert.

    Dip Gingernuts in sherry put together with cream, lay flat cover

    with more cream and hunks of Chocolate Flakes, add a bowl of

    Rasberries, sooo good.ReplyCancel

Delicious Creamed Rice

A few weeks ago my youngest was asking me to make some creamed rice for her, a perfect winter dessert.  My previous attempts at making creamed rice was cooking the rice normally (with water) then stirring through some cream and condensed milk prior to serving, however I wanted to try to find a ‘creamy’ creamed […]

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  • jess

    This sounds great Katrina, my youngest has only two teeth so far so looks perfect for her!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Drew

    My daughter loves creamed rice!  I am going to make this for dessert tonight!  Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Just a Tip: put the rice in at the start before bringing it to boil because if you put the rice into the boiling milk it can retard the rice and stop it from becoming soft and creamy. This is my all time favourite recipe – but only if my dad makes it!!ReplyCancel

  • This is my mum’s creamed rice recipe in the pressure cooker.  It is simple and FAB!  I want to try yours but try this one.  It is amazing!

    I haven’t done any conversions but I am sure you will be able to work it out …….?

    1 pint milk  (600mls)

    2 oz sugar

    1 1/2 oz rice

    vanilla and dob of butter

    Put milk, butter and vanilla in cooker and bring to the boil.

    Add sugar and stir well and then add rice

    Pressure for approx. 15 mins.

    It does thicken when cooled.

    Just watch it as sometimes the milk can boil over

  • Brenda

    We always had creamed rice hot like a veggie in school. Now my son loves it as they had it in school too (thanks Mrs Obama for deleting this from their meals). But I am having a hard time making it so I hope these will work for me. ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Young

    I use the Thermomix rice pudding recipe from the Everyday Cookbook. I thought it tasted a bit too eggy so now I make it without eggs. It still sets and my son often asks for it for dinner…sometimes I let him.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina Riegner

    Kat, you must try the Maple creamed rice recipie from ThermOMG, a thermo website. Yummo!!!! and easy peasy too xReplyCancel

  • David

    would these recipes work in a rice cooker?ReplyCancel

  • Raelee

    … in a saucepan put left over “cooked” rice (approx. 1C); add an egg to every Cup of milk (less if large eggs); drizzle of vanilla; beat and add 1Tblsn corn flour as it warms up; stir regularly with whisk until thickened; remove from heat; stir in large Tblsn honey (sweeten to taste).ReplyCancel

{COOKBOOK} Kate Bracks – The sweet life: The basics and beyond

I love baking and cooking, mostly I cook meals and treats for the kids lunch boxes, rarely do I make yummy desserts.  Probably because we don’t often eat dessert but when we do it has to be something scrumptious and ooh so naughty. The Sweet Life: The Basics and Beyond is published by the Dessert Queen herself, […]

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  • claudia butler

    Please try this it is called”tropical apple tart”
    Line a tart pan withbshort crust pastry and then put a thin layer of apricot jam on it —do this with warm jam and a brush then comes a layer oh banana onto that stewed apples and on to that put passion fruit
    Cover with pastry and bake till golden—-I stew the apples in orange juice with a bit of jest
    Serve warm with cream or icecream. Enjoy ReplyCancel

  • AlyceB

    Oh Kate was so lovely on MasterChef!! Glad she’s got a book out now :) ReplyCancel

    • it’s such a beautiful book Alyce! We love Masterchef too, my favourite though would have to be Julie Goodwin cookbook, really family friendly.ReplyCancel

Little Lemon Cheesecakes

Little Lemon Cheesecakes Prep time 15 mins Cook time 3 hours Total time 3 hours 15 mins   Author: Reader: Jenny Williams Serves: 8 Ingredients 250g cream cheese, softened 280g jar lemon butter 8 round, crunchy biscuits (buttersnap) Instructions Line 8 holes of a muffin tray with paper muffin cases Place a buttersnap biscuit flat […]

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Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Australian Woman’s Weekly – Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites Cookbook Author: Shared by reader: Cindy M Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 60g butter ½ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla essence ¾ cup caster sugar 1 cup self-raising flour 1 tabs […]

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Double Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Slice Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   This recipe is time consuming, however super yummy, perfect for morning tea or dessert. Recipe type: Slice Serves: 20 Ingredients 250g of dry biscuits 125g butter, melted 500g cream cheese, at room temp ⅔ cup caster sugar 3 […]

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Paw-paw Salad

Glorious new fruits are back in season at my local supermarket.  I am over the strawberries, the last few punnets I have had hidden mushy ones on the bottom, not impressed. Have you tried paw-paw? Wikipedia suggest it has a flavour somewhat similar to a banana and mango. I don’t enjoy paw-paw on its own, but […]

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  • regina

    that looks really tasty I think my kids would love it. I do like pawpaw I know call me strange but have a bit of trouble getting one of my daughters to eat it by itself. ReplyCancel

  • Msb687

    Remember not to eat too much paw paw if ur pregnant it could cause a miscarriage. Also young kids shouldn’t eat too much either. Trust me we’ve been growing paw paw for generations in my family. It’s a very strong fruit we use it to marinate meat and it dissolves it into mush in a short period of time. ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou for the tip, I had no idea. We only eat it every now and then when on specialReplyCancel