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Challenge #5: Anzac Biscuits

Jennifer was apparently a very popular name in the 1980s – I don’t think I’ve ever been the only one in a class or staffroom.  At least it’s versatile enough for the legion of us to differentiate ourselves, and so … Continue reading

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Cheese Scones

I was always mystified when my mum used to make these cheese scones of a Sunday afternoon.  Why were they triangular, when all scones I’d seen before were round?  And should a scone be savoury?  My mother was probably equally … Continue reading

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Challenge #3: Victoria Sponge Cake

When my Auntie Anne, who makes the most beautifully decorated cakes in the world, challenged me to make my first Victoria sandwich cake, it seemed only fitting to pair this English classic, named for a queen no less, with St George’s Day … Continue reading

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Challenge #2: Mississippi Mud Pie

Just as I could count on my tyrannical brother to boss me about with a recipe for my cooking challenge, so I could count on my mum to provide a devilishly good treat. I don’t know if it’s a case … Continue reading

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Vanilla Almond Scones

One of the great Hong Kong institutions is afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel – the HK equivalent of tea at The Ritz, I imagine.  Alas, the price tag means it’s not something to be indulged in regularly, but that just makes … Continue reading

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Banana Breakfast Loaf

Last weekend was a very special time in Hong Kong.  Yes, it was some Chinese festival.  Yes, there were exciting dragon boat races.  But more importantly:  I had a two day weekend!  As it was a public holiday, my school was … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Men

You know the Christmas season is well under way when you can feel your waistline expanding on an almost daily basis.  So far I’m thoroughly enjoying cooking (and scoffing) my Christmas treats – I’ve had some delicious mince pies, there’s … Continue reading

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