Guava-rose tapioca pudding

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Tapioca is one of those old-fashioned desserts that rarely sees an airing these days. Yes, it’s that pudding that looks like frogspawn! Adored by some of us in childhood and loathed by others. I confess to being in the latter category – having had it perhaps once, and not fancying…

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Bodacious baked cheescake

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This is a baked cheesecake of such gastronomic radiance that its subtle flavour and languid texture linger for days and weeks and years after ingestion. It’s a less sugary adaption of a recipe from Sweet Food. It’s the dessert I’d commit to memory and stash away for future generations if an evil government banned…

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An orange-syrup cake of delectable dimensions

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Janine is a warrior-woman roller derby skater and a stupefyingly good cook as well. Here is her adaption of an orange-syrup cake  recipe from Taste.com.au

Be careful to whom you  serve this comestible as they’ll be hard to dislodge from your social circle after a bite of its citric splendour.

Ingredients

The cake:

1 cup gluten-free self-raising…

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The smoothest banana smoothie

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I’ve experimented with banana smoothies for decades.  This luscious recipe is the result:

You will need:

I large, ripe banana (not too ripe)

I cup soy milk or rice milk

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons plain yoghurt

Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Grab your blender and throw everything in except…

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Grandma’s Chocky Fudge

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Suellen Horsley’s chocolate fudge brownies are legendary — at least in our family.  They will now be legendary in yours.

Suellen says:

These fudge brownies are an old family favourite and this recipe was handed down from my adored Grandma Slattery.

Grandma and Grandad raised seven kids – one of them my mum – and…

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Di’s Pear And Walnut Muffins

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These delectable lovelies go well with a pot of freshly brewed tea.
Ingredients:

2 cups finely chopped pears
One and a half cups of  all-purpose flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
3/4  cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:

In a…

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Claire’s Cane Sugar (And Toad) Free Fruit Cake

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Fruit cakes really don’t need cane sugar and I find them sickly sweet if they do. They are perfectly fine with just their fruit bounties and  I’ve been tinkering with this take on the traditional boiled fruit cake for decades now. This is my latest version:
Preheat oven to 180 Celsius

1 generous…

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