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Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

Christmas Indulgence: Homemade Marshmallows

Christmas Indulgence: Homemade Marshmallows

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says in this recipe for marshmallows that they are fun to make with children – I must say, Hugh, after covering my kitchen with a fine mist of icing sugar and cornflour and covering the table in a sticky pink gloop as a […]

FESTIVE FANCY: Sour Cherry Boreks

FESTIVE FANCY: Sour Cherry Boreks

I’m not giving any secrets away by telling you that in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market there is a small stall in the deli quarter which is home to some of the best boreks around. Run by a group of ladies, who everyday pump out hundreds […]

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

This incredible dark fruit cake recipe is adapted from Queen Delia – food deity and fountain of all culinary knowledge. I trust her implicitly with all things Christmas – having fawned over her Christmas cookbook as a child, begging Dad to make her infamous sticky […]