Almond, Hazelnut and Apple cake with Almond Crunch Topping
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From www.taste.com.au This recipe hails from Brioche cafe in Balmain. The original recipe is from ‘Gluten Free and Easy’ by Robyn Russell. Serves 8 Ingredients: 100gms (2/3 cup) ground hazelnuts (or ground, unsalted pistachios) 30gms (1/4 cup) white rice flour … Read More

P is for Pear and Almond Cake with Almond Crunch Topping
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I have used this very wine-friendly recipe on many occasions and it never fails to delight everyone.  The classic combination of Pear & Almond matches well with many sweet as well as certain sparkling wines whether they are dry or … Read More

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
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From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 8-12 slices Ingredients: 150ml regular olive oil, plus more for greasing 50gm good quality cocoa powder, sifted 125ml boiling water 2 tsp best vanilla extract 150gm ground almonds or 125gm plain flour ½ tsp … Read More

G is for Grapes, Wine Grapes
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The wonderful Jancis Robinson MW recently published a book listing 700 of the most popular grape varieties. Along with her co-authors and using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis it details almost 1,400 distinct vine  varieties. This is my kind of … Read More

Cinnamon Almond Cake
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From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 8-12 slices Ingredients: 8 egg whites 150g caster sugar Few drops almond extract Zest of 1 clementine or ½ orange 125 mls mild and light olive oil, plus more for greasing tin 150g ground … Read More

Sicilian Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Almonds
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(From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson) Serves 6 Ingredients: 500gm Fusilli Lunghi or other pasta of your choice Salt for pasta water – to taste 250gm cherry tomatoes 6 anchovy fillets 25gm golden sultanas 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 x 15ml … Read More

Pear & Almond Cake with Almond Crunch Topping
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Pear & Almond Cake with Almond Crunch Topping (Delicious Magazine Published Jan 2008 ) Serves 8 Ingredients: 175g softened butter 150g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 220g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp grated nutmeg … Read More

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart
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From “Wine Food & Friends” by Karen MacNeil Serves 10, Calories 289 per serving Ingredients: Crust: 36 Honey Graham Crackers 2 tbsps sugar 2 tbsps butter, melted 4 tsps water cooking spray Filling: 3/4 cup light cream cheese 1/4 cup … Read More