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Tonka Truck Construction Cake

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Tonka Truck Construction Cake

Are you like me and think yep, this year I'm buying the cake? Then you proceed to spend hours in the kitchen baking away and swearing black and blue that next year, next year I'm not doing this! Well that was me last year and this is me this year! I made the cake. We'll actually I made 2. The first one was for his actual birthday and the second one was for his party. The first was a major flop. In my tired state I think I must of forgotten to grease the tin! Whoops. See the first attempt!...

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Kitchen Essentials

ASF in the Kitchen

Kitchen Essentials

Kitchens for me are a place to go escape and let my creativity happen. I love baking, roasting and experimenting with new recipes. Not only does the space need to be functional it also needs to ooze a bit of style. And style is as you know very individual, different folk different strokes, thus bringing out so many different styles in every kitchen. Here are a few shots from my kitchen and essentials that I love at the moment...

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Scones and Devon Cream

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Scones and Devon Cream

Australia Day abroad calls for lots of things that remind me of home. Including sausage sizzles, pavlova and scones! Here's a recipe I found via Recipe Community titled BEST SCONE RECIPE EVER! I just had to try. I made mine via the thermomix but any mixer would be fine! SCONES Ingredients 400 grams of SR flour 40 grams of butter 30 grams of sugar 1 egg 125ml of cream 125ml of milk Directions Preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius Place flour and butter into TM bowl and mix for 8-10 seconds on speed 9 until bread crumb consistency Place sugar,...

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Chicken Liver Pate

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Chicken Liver Pate

If you've ever had Vietnamese banh mi you will know the thing that makes it is the chicken liver pate and the yummy scrummy butter mayonnaise. The recipe for chicken and pork liver pate adapted Indochine: Hanoi from Luke Nguyen. I changed it a bit to suit my family. Chicken and Pork Liver Pâté Minus the Pork stuff. Serves 6 Ingredients 200g (7oz) pork livers (I left out the pork liver) 200g (7oz) chicken livers 100g (3 ½ oz) butter, softened 100g (3 ½ oz) minced pork (you could leave this out too) 2 French shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic...

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Donna Hay Chocolate Cake

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Donna Hay Chocolate Cake

Ultimate One-Bowl Chocolate Dessert Cake The fudgiest chocolate cake ever and may I also add the best tasting cake EVER! Donna Hay you have got it so right. Ingredients 125g butter, chopped 375g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup (175g) brown sugar ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup (120g) almond meal (ground almonds) 5 eggs cocoa, Method 1. Preheat oven to 170°C (325°F). 2. Place the butter and chocolate in a bowl and either microwave in short bursts until melted or melt in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. 3. Add...

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