Tag Archives: cinnamon

Baked pears with mascarpone

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I confess I made this because I had leftover mascarpone cheese and a burning desire not to bin it. I scrounged about in my kitchen for something to use it with and I had NO intention of turning this into a blog post. However, when I tasted it, I just had to share. This is so delicious, so bloody fantastic, I can’t keep it to myself. A perfect autumn/winter comforter, or perfect any time!  Continue reading

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Cinnamon pull-apart bread

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Spring has well and truly sprung here in Australia and it’s getting milder. I tend to associate yeast cinnamon buns more as a winter comfort food, but O M G, this bread cannot be saved just for winter. It’s too delicious. Perfect for my teenage son who doesn’t know where the knife drawer is. It is such a great morning or afternoon tea sweet bread that I can eat it all year round. I must admit I have only recently discovered pull-apart breads (where have you been all my life?) and recipes abound for them. I am still experimenting with the size and shape, so I had leftovers for some mini-mine breads – I just loved the extra crunch on the mini ones! As with most of my yeast doughs, I made the dough for this one using my bread machine, as I find the proving is much more reliable in a bread machine.  Continue reading

Cinnamon lamb rack with roasted vegetables and a pomegranate reduction

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Lamb has to be about my most favourite meat and rack of lamb is one of my favourite cuts. I don’t eat this very often, as this little beauty is not cheap. But for a special night in, it’s worth it. I modified this ever so slightly from a recipe in Nigella Lawson’s “How to Eat” cookbook – because her recipe is pretty darn simple. I love cinnamon with lamb and in keeping with the somewhat Moroccan theme, I made a reduction of pomegranate to serve with roasted beetroot, cocktail onions, potatoes on the side, with some contrasting green beans for colour and garlicy toasted almonds for extra crunch.  Continue reading

Cinnabon – cinnamon rolls

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When I went to the US of A to live after I finished university I gained weight. I was deeply homesick and I have Cinnabon to thank for giving me the best ever food hug and making me feel all comfortable and warm almost every single day….. When I returned to Australia, I thought I’d never eat a Cinnabon again and that made me sad. Then I found this recipe…. Continue reading