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We’ve had a solid week of rain in Sydney.

I’m not exaggerating – we only had 45 minutes of Spring sunshine last week, which led to a mild case of cabin fever and culminated in a manic baking frenzy.  I made several batches of chestnut flour brownies – they’re gluten-free, simple to bake and perhaps just a little too easy to eat!

I also whisked up a batch of Anna’s Canelés – the only time a silicone baking mould ever gets used in our kitchen. I made big ones…

…and baby ones, all flavoured with a hint of dark rum…

A wet week necessitates lots of custard (according to my Pete), which resulted in a glut of egg whites. I turned some of them into friands – these blackberry and Valrhona chocolate ones are a variation on our original recipe.  The red wrappers were very cheery…

…and matched the rosy filling!

The remaining four egg whites were turned into a baby pavlova

…which was topped with whipped cream, strawberries, kiwi fruit and a drizzle of vanilla syrup just before serving.

Serendipitously, Nic at Dining with a Stud is hosting the Great Australian Pavlova Blog Hop.  Nothing marks the start of summer in Australia like a pavlova…

The sun finally returned on Saturday afternoon, and we were able to head out to inspect our soggy garden.  Thankfully it was mostly intact, although parts of it were very muddy!

How’s the weather in your part of the world?

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