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Marcellina In Cucina
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I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia.
I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia.

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Pumpkin Empanadas for Thanksgiving
Baking is like a journey, isn't it? You are at the wheel and you can steer it in any direction you choose. That's the best part. It can be a trip to your favourite place, taken in luxury and comfort or it can be an adventure, taking the back roads and visit...

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Mocha Cake with Coffee Liqueur Syrup and Chocolate Glaze
Well that's a mouthful, isn't it?  But when I came up with this cake that's exactly what I wanted. This cake was for my sister's birthday and the request was for a "simple chocolate cake". The cooking and baking tradition in our family is never "simple". We...

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Spiced Bread Rolls - A Baker's Odyssey Challenge #53
What could smell better than baking bread? Baking spiced bread. This bread has the most amazing combination of exotic spices. Mahlab a spice made from the kernels within the seeds of  the St Lucie cherry.  I bought mine online at Gewurzhaus Herb and Spice M...

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Waffles - Norwegian Style A Baker's Odyssey Challenge #52
Want a great breakfast on Sunday morning without too much bother? Dust off your waffle irons, everyone! This is one not to miss! These waffles are light with buttermilk, perfumed with cardamom and taste heavenly! All it takes is a bowl and a whisk. Not madl...

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In My Kitchen - November 2016
 This is my second edition of In My Kitchen which is hosted by Liz of Bizzy Lizzy Good Things. If you want to participate just post before the 10th of each month and send your link to Liz.  This month I made a mammoth Apple Strudel! It was huge - I call it ...

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Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!
Have you ever seen a cocoa tree? Or even a cocoa pod? Or followed the pod all the way to when it becomes a chocolate bar? Neither had I. Chocolate is said to be the food of the gods and I can understand why. So a few weeks ago we took a drive a couple of ho...

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Nutella Puff Pastry Flower
Do you consider yourself a good baker? Or do all of those measurements and precision get to you? If you fall into the latter, then this recipe is for you! Read on and impress!  First preheat you oven to 220C and line a baking tray with baking paper. All you...

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Jamie Oliver inspired Asparagus Pasta
At the moment Australian grown spring asparagus are $1.00 per bunch! Yep, that's correct...$1.00. And yes, they are beautiful. I do hope the farmer is benefits from the high sales of asparagus. Imagine how much work goes into growing, picking and packing as...

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Chinese Almond Cookies - A Baker's Odyssey Challenge #51
It's been a while that I have notice some different products lining the supermarket shelves. I mean, all the coconut things....sugar, oil and flour. And then in the health food section... chai, cacao nibs and cacao powder. And then off to the tetra pack mil...
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