Blushing Betty

A Blushing Betty is a rhubarb sponge pudding with a moist and delicious cake baked on top of a luscious rhubarb compote. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

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Rhubarb Dessert

There was a time last year when I accidentally ordered 3 kg (6 lb) of rhubarb instead of 3 stalks with my online grocery order. It was one of those errors where, upon realising the magnitude of my mistake, we could only laugh and be thankful that I hadn’t confused the order for, say, broccoli or beetroot.



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Kugelhopf

Kugelhopf recipe with step-by-step photos. A kugelhopf is a yeasted bread, similar to a French brioche, which is perfect at breakfast or morning tea. Make this kugelhopf plain, with raisins or other dried fruits.

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What is a Kugelhopf?

A kugelhopf is a yeasted bread which has been baked in a special mold, and it is typically served at breakfast in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The taste and texture of a kugelhopf is quite similar to a French brioche, although the butter and sugar content can vary a bit between recipes.



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Chinese Almond Cookies

These Chinese Almond Cookies are a delicious way to celebrate Chinese New Year and to end any Asian meal.

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Chinese Almond Cookies

I grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, and our ritual every Sunday morning was to visit my mother’s favourite Chinese restaurant for Dim Sum.



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