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Gingerbread Truffles | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Gingerbread Truffles

Soft gingerbread truffles made with gingernut biscuits and dipped in white chocolate. The perfect treat for the holidays. Hi, everybody! It’s taken me a bit of time to get around to writing this post. Before we left for Africa, I had everything set up and ready to go. Since this trip to South-East Asia was […]

Peach, Pistachio & Cream Cheese Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Peach, Pistachio & Cream Cheese Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 3)

Juicy, ripe peaches, atop layers of cream cheese and honey, sprinkled with pistachios and sandwiched between two slices of crisp, golden toasted bread. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Welcome back to the third and final instalment in the Sweet Cheesus Series. A reminder in […]

Blueberry, Lemon & Ricotta Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Blueberry, Lemon & Ricotta Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 2)

Blueberries, lemon, ricotta and honey smushed between two slices of golden, perfectly crispy toasted bread. It’s not your average grilled cheese sandwich. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Welcome back to the next instalment of the Sweet Cheesus Series! I’m so stoked to bring you part […]

Chocolate, Raspberry & Mascarpone Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Raspberry, Nutella & Mascarpone Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 1)

Juicy raspberries sandwiched between layers of Nutella and mascarpone, then toasted to grilled cheese perfection. Sweet Cheesus! This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! So, in my last post I promised a brand spanking new series here on Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind. And guess […]

Lemon Curd | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Lemon Curd

Sweet and tart homemade lemon curd, made with only four ingredients. It’s an extremely versatile treat that can be used to add a little kick to your yoghurt and granola, as a topping for fruit salad, a spread for your scones or toast, or simply baked into a cake. I think today’s recipe is the perfect way to pay homage […]

Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Double Chocolate Oreo Bark

Ridiculously easy double chocolate Oreo bark, made with only three ingredients. A great snack that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together. Are you ready for a super easy recipe today? It’s so easy that I would barely even classify it as a recipe. This Double Chocolate Oreo Bark is perfect for weeks like this […]

Basil Pesto - Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Homemade Basil Pesto

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make the lushest basil pesto you’ll ever taste. It only takes 5 minutes to make, so you have no excuse not to ditch the store-bought stuff. Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you today. It’s going to rock your world. It’s going to make re-evaluate everything. […]