Posted on Wednesday, 11th July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

A couple of weeks ago one of my regular visitors, Ela, reached out with a special request, “Can you feature a copycat recipe for The Cheesecake Factory Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake?” Ela couldn’t have reached out at a better time

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A close up, cropped photo of Banana Cream Cheesecake with layer of Bavarian Cream and decorated with Whipped Cream on a white cake stand with a black background.
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Posted on Friday, 6th July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

About a month ago I spotted a bag of Australian Style Gourmet Black Liquorice at my local market. I’m a huge fan of black liquorice and of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try a gourmet variety. Well, it

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A photo of two Licorice Crème Brûlée desserts in small black iron pots with lids placed in a row on a black, rectangular slate tile.
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Posted on Friday, 15th June 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Apricots are so much better cooked than raw and roasting them in a poaching liquid of sweet white wine and vanilla intensifies the sweetness and flavour. Apricots with vanilla can only be described as a match made in heaven. It’s

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A close up photo of an Italian Pastry, Apricot Tart with Crema Diplomatica.
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Posted on Friday, 8th June 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

As promised, I’m finally sharing my recipe for Mango Cheesecake plated with Mascarpone Cream and fresh Fruit Salad. My memory is like a sieve these days. Liana’s social calendar seems to have taken off and she’s been requesting all kinds

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A photo of a slice of Mango Cheesecake plated on a black slate tile with Mascarpone Cream and Fruit salad.
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Posted on Thursday, 31st May 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Crema di Latticello (Buttermilk Cream), quick and easy Italian dessert, is very similar to Panna Cotta but this eggless custard has whipped cream folded in making it extra creamy and light. Exactly what I’m looking for in a Spring or

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A photo of two Buttermilk Cream desserts in glasses with fresh mixed berries, pomegranate seeds and a sprig of mint.
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Posted on Friday, 27th April 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

For me, the best part of baking is the magnificent and inviting aroma lingering throughout the house. And it’s not just the amazing aroma that escapes from the oven when baking a cake like this Polenta Cake but it’s also

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A photo of Polenta Cake decorated with whipped Mascarpone Cream and Balsamic and Brown Sugar Strawberries.
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Posted on Friday, 20th April 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve wanted to make a Coconut Cake for some time now but I didn’t want to make the typical white cake or yellow cake for that matter. And I didn’t want to simply layer and decorate with white frosting and shredded coconut.

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A photo of a Coconut Cake layered with Mango Curd and 7-Minute Frosting and decorated with fluffy White Frosting, finely grated white chocolate and mango hearts displayed on a tall, gold cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 10th February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know I went on record a few months ago saying, “I hate store-bought Puff Pastry!” but I’m happy to say I’ve finally made my peace with it.  I’ve made a new best friend in the grocery freezer aisle, it

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A photo of an Italian Rustic Tart, Sfoglia di Mele (Apple Tart), cooling on a wire rack.
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