Dark chocolate lemon layer cake

RECIPE: I’ve made variations of all the components in this layer cake before, but there were a few new techniques that I thought made it worth trying. As a point of interest, I calculated the cost of the ingredients and found that I had spent about $45AUD on ingredients. It took me about six hours…

Lemon Cheesecake

RECIPE: It’s been a long time since I’ve made a cheesecake. With most of a block of cream cheese to use up after making cream cheese frosting, I decided to revisit an old favourite from one of my most-used cookbooks. There’s nothing fancy about the old Women’s Weekly cookbooks, but one thing you can rely…

Lemon meringue entremet

RECIPE: My brother-in-law was pretty upset to miss out on my lemon meringue tarts, so with his birthday here, I thought I’d make a variation on lemon meringue. I didn’t have a fully formed idea but knew I wanted to make an entremet (a multi-layered mousse based dessert). I wanted to use the lemon┬ácurd recipe…

Lemon Raspberry Macarons

RECIPE: Once you’ve tried making something a few times, in this case macarons, you start to see gaps in recipes and wonder at the different methods that different authors have applied, or whether they’ve just left out a step. For these macarons I didn’t change the ingredients, and for the first round of macaron shells…

Cake-filled Easter Eggs

RECIPE: This is my first attempt at putting together recipes in an innovative way, and I’m quite excited to take this step. It’s definitely a work in progress because it’s quite challenging finding recipes or combinations that will achieve the effect you’re after. White chocolate was spread as a thin shell into Easter egg moulds,…