Peppermint Log (Gluten Free)

Reminds me of a Mint Pattie crossed with a Golden Rough, the best of both…

Inspired By Boo

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Growing up my mum made a slice she called Peppermint Log and with a love for peppermint chocolate it was a clear favourite of mine.

The slice is normally made with Arnott’s Chocolate Ripple biscuits, so being on a gluten free diet for the past 10 years has meant no peppermint log for me. This past weekend I decided it was about time I made my own gluten free version of the slice and it turned out perfectly. If you like chocolate and peppermint you will love this recipe, but I will warn you it’s addictive!

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
xoxo

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Lemon Curd Macaroon Tartlets

A versatile base…

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These past few weeks have really been a whirlwind of change. (You can totally skip the next few paragraphs if you don’t care, there’s a really awesome recipe down there.) On the more serious, life-update front, Marco graduated from law school (“Congratulations! But you’re not really done, go study for the bar!”) and I got a new job (I start in just under two weeks AAAAHHHH!!). And on the less serious, more fun side of life, I won my second round of dessert competition and have been released from my Jell-o mold! (If you’re confused: I entered a dessert bracket competition, was given Jell-o as my category, won 2 rounds so far with a Strawberry Jell-o Shot Cake and a White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Gelee, now moving on to the third round and I’ve been given new options to choose from for my category of dessert.) But now…

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Gluten-Free Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Bravo! What a beautiful cake…

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Tres leches cake used to scare me.

I know I’ve mentioned it before but, I want to remind you that I grew up in a very Americanized household and did not truly appreciate Mexican cuisine until I became an adult. As a kid I enjoyed all of the simple things like tacos, enchiladas, Spanish rice, etc., but it took some time for my palate to develop so that I could enjoy delicacies like a slice of creamy caramel flan, a pair of juicy tacos stuffed with tender strips of lengua, an ice cold Negra Modelo, and, of course, a light-as-air, sweet and milky tres leches cake.

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If you’ve never had tres leches cake, the picture above is probably enough to send you running for the hills (I’m prettyyy sure I sprinted away screaming whenever my mom offered me a slice of this cake as a child. I mean, MILKY CAKE!?! Did anything ever sound less appetizing??).

I am here…

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Strawberry Mango Coconut Sticky Rice

A rice pudding takes me back to my childhood

Cooking with a Wallflower

Slightly sweetened sticky rice with a hint of coconut topped with sliced strawberries and mangoes. A little twist to the traditional mango sticky rice, this dessert is simple to make and delicious, perfect for an indulgence after dinner.

Strawberry Mango Coconut Sticky Rice | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love mango sticky rice. It’s one of the things I look forward to when I eat at Thai restaurants. One of the things I look forward to but almost never order because I’m too full from dinner. Now, if I can make it at home, then I can have it any time I want, right?

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