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hot cross buns
  • July 18, 2017
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Hot Cross Bun Origins and Myths

Hot cross buns are a very humble and unassuming baked product, but they also carry a lot of mystery. They are an inseparable part of Easter and are sold in bakeries across Australia, right round the year as well.

peach melba and melba toast
  • May 9, 2017
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History of the Peach Melba and Melba Toast

There are a number of foods and desserts that are named after famous individuals. Just as the meringue dessert Pavlova has been named for Anna Pavlova the famous ballerina, another distinctive individual has 4 foods named in her honour. Dame Nellie Melba of the Victorian Era was undoubtedly one of the most renowned opera singers […]

artisan bread
  • December 20, 2016
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What’s So Special About Artisan Bread?

The word artisan is often used with food items like bread, cheese, and even butter but very few understand what it actually means. If you ask someone you casually meet, they’ll tell you that artisan bread is special, flavourful bread that tastes better than your general supermarket ones.

Australian fairy bread history
  • November 1, 2016
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A Peek into Australian Fairy Bread History and Some Facts about It

If you have been born and brought up in Australia or have been living here for some time now, you are no stranger to Fairy Bread. If you check Wikipedia for what fairy bread is, it will tell you that it’s sliced white bread that has butter or margarine spread over it, and is covered […]

  • July 19, 2016
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The Best Gluten-Free Flours for Baking

For anyone with celiac disease, the biggest challenge is obviously to find foods that are gluten-free. It’s not uncommon to see people scouring the supermarkets for foods that have zero gluten content. After some time, many also find that all this becomes too much of an effort and they just end up forgoing a number […]

Sausage Rolls Recipe – An Australian Food Icon

The sausage roll may seem and look humble, but it’s a delicacy that is enjoyed by people of all classes with an equal amount of zeal- it is truly a quick & easy lunch option. So what exactly is the sausage roll? It’s typically sausage/sausage meat or even regular minced meat that’s wrapped in a […]

  • April 7, 2015
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How to Become a Pastry Chef in Australia

So baking is the passion of your life, and you know at the bottom of your heart that as long as you are baking pastries, you will be the happiest person on earth. You love everything about pastry-making- the careful kneading and elaborate layering, the variety of fillings and then of course the aroma of […]

Food for Thought – What Spiked the Finger Food Trend?

Today, finger food has become a craze and a trend that people across the world are taking to with great enthusiasm. So what exactly is it, what has led to its popularity and where is it served. Let’s embark upon the journey through finger food land and see why it has the world dancing at […]