January | 2013 | January 2013 – The Moonblush Baker

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  • Bread
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  • January 31, 2013

Valentine’s Day, the words causes men to sweat while women are dreaming up fantasies for themselves. Most people would now notice the large supermarket and store displays of love hearts, teddy bears and chocolates; all aimed to prove how much you love your partner. Prrfff…. as if. I have never been big on any holiday…

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  • Macarons
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  • January 28, 2013

My baking is so easily influence by what I have been watching or reading. I am not sure if anyone else get this impulse, but sometimes I am glad because it means new exciting flavours for baking. One of Britain most popular chefs, Heston Blumenthal, influenced these macarons. I first heard of him from the…

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  • No bake Dessert
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  • January 24, 2013

What does you country do to celebrates it national day? In Australia, I think we are happy at the fact Australia day is another reason to take a day off (we love our days off here in Australia). Any holiday in Australia has to have a day off, I think it is the people’s right…

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  • Bread
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  • January 22, 2013

Sometimes I cannot believe I am approaching two months of constant blogging. This comes from a person who has never kept any kind of journal or dairy (due to inconstancy) and that I only discovered this year that people blog about food on the internet (What? It is true! I was gobsmacked). Also that so…

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  • Cake
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  • January 20, 2013

I know the development of etiquette is a scheme to control the social class, but this code does more good than harm. In school, teachers should not teach you how to calculus or learn the names of dead pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, but they should be dishing out advice on how to behave in awkward…

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  • Cookies
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  • January 18, 2013

I really think everyone can relate to this. Do you go through phases of being able to cook or eat one ingredient for weeks on end? If you do use other food stuffs in meal that one ingredient has to be included in that recipe? Sort of like the picky toddler syndrome when they choose…

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  • Bread
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  • January 16, 2013

When do you think the new year starts? On the 1st of January 2013? When the Christmas decoration come down? Or when you finally get noticed at the work place for a embarrassing new years party stunt. For me the New Year has started right now because most if not all Australians have all returned…

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  • Bread
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  • January 13, 2013

I have confession… I really dislike banana bread and muffins. Yes, I know many of you would be cursing Banoffee buns and a confessionmy existence and question how someone could dislike the classic cakey bread. Any quick bread really does not get me going, even the ones that contain my favourite flavour- coffee. Well I…

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  • Cookies
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  • January 10, 2013

For you readers in the Northern hemisphere, you are probably in the middle of you winter wonderland. Totally jealous right now, not just because I have a higher than normal body temperature, but mother nature’s kids are playing the thermostat . Right now in Australia, we are in summer. Not just any summer, I think…

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  • Macarons
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  • January 8, 2013

Most things in the kitchen require tweaking and testing in order to get it to perfection. Nobody is perfect in life and in the kitchen. I do not think the Australian’s who developed pavlova or the French who developed choux pastry had a clear idea of what their finished product would turn out like. Changing…