Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu Pork)

A delicious and simple recipe for a Chinese-restaurant classic which you can make at home.

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One thing I miss about living in Australia is being able to visit the local Chinatown, whether it be for a traditional Dim Sum breakfast, a browse through the colourful aisles of the Vietnamese grocer, or a visit to the Chinese bakery for their light and fluffy cakes. Something I deeply miss are the restaurants where you can buy one of the Chinese roast ducks on display, as well as their crispy pork belly, or the ever popular Chinese barbecue pork (also known as char siu pork).

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Hot Cross Buns

Make your own delicious Hot Cross Buns with this recipe with step-by-step photos.

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For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been celebrated with some Hot Cross Buns in my family. Well, growing up in a bakery meant that each holiday was always associated with baked goods of some sort, but I have always held a soft spot for Hot Cross Buns. This sentiment only amplified when I moved to Switzerland and discovered that these spiced buns were not as universal as the religious festival.

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Easy Chocolate Cake

An easy chocolate cake that is quick and fool-proof, and perfect for birthdays and celebrations.

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I am mindful that I have already shared quite a few chocolate cake recipes here on this blog, and that they all happen to be recipes which I frequently return to whenever a special occasion arises. But recently, it occurred to me that I am often tweaking the recipes a bit here and there, particularly if I want to bake the cake in a different sized cake tin or if want to mix and match the cake with a different frosting.

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Raspberry Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream

Light and fluffy scones with the tart sweetness of raspberries served with a rich and decadent homemade clotted cream.

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There is a cosy but bustling café in Zurich called Babu’s Bakery & Coffeehouse which is a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth. As you enter the shop, to the left is a large wooden sideboard with an enticing array of cookies and cakes beautifully displayed on antique cake stands. The front counter is abundant with freshly baked pastries and cinnamon scrolls, waffles and muffins, and their popular carrot cake tray-bake.

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