Work in Progress – No. 2

Robin Boyle Dessert, Work in Progress

We experiment often, trying new methods or recipes or trying to recreate something we have eaten somewhere or other. There are successes and failures, there is elation and disappointment, failure and triumph. Eskimo Pies We have probably all eaten the ice cream called Eskimo Pies, a chocolate coated block of vanilla ice cream, encased in a silver foil lined wrapper. …

Making The Impossible! No. 2

Robin Boyle Australian, Dessert, Dinner, Impossible?, Launceston, Lunch, Miscellaneous, Recipe

It is impossible to make flour based cakes and puddings in the Microwave oven! Right? Well we have stumbled across a self-saucing chocolate pudding that gives a great result when microwaved. The background Some weeks ago we were over at Olive’s Cottage at Windermere. It was just a few days after the flood scare for Launceston. Fortunately the levee banks …

Making The Impossible! No. 1

Robin Boyle Cakes & Biscuits, French, Home-Made, Impossible?, Miscellaneous, Morning or Afternoon Tea, Recipe

It is impossible to make croissants at home! Right? Well I think so! Decent ones, anyway. I did try to make croissants once but I have selectively cleared my mind of the details of that unfortunate experience. The complexity of the process and the dismal result warrant the jettisoning from the memory bank. Despite this memory cleansing, my love for …