2010 Roundup + Have a Happy New Year

January 1st, 2011

Like everyone says at the end of every year – where did the year go?

It always feels as though it’s just zoomed on past, especially the last few months.

I look back through 2010 where some exciting things have happened to my life and those around me.

On the cooking, baking and eating front – life has been full of sweet treats. I look forward to exploring and designing some of the desserts I have been thinking about. Although, as I’m sure everyone knows, time just flies – whether it be with work, family, friends or a high-maintenance garden. I still have my fingers crossed that I can accomplish or further some of the goals (cooking and personal) I have set for myself this year.

Best wishes to everyone. I hope you all have a fantastic New Year!!

V8 Cake

White Chocolate Cones with Nougat and Vienna Almond Semifreddo

Tropical Snow Egg

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Vanilla Mousse Tart with Strawberries and Macaron

Croquembouche (Piece Montée)

Asparagus, Broad Bean and Poached Egg Tart

Pistachio Macarons

Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns – Char Siu Bao

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Ciabatta Bread

Raspberry Sorbet

Vegetable Rolls

Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter by Bill Granger

Pizza Wheels

Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars


  1. Katie says:

    Happy New Year Anita! Im glad you had a good 2010 and I can’t believe all the fabulous dishes you cooked!! A truly formidable list! I have to say that the V8 cake is on my ‘to cook’ list for 2011 but im not confident I can pull it off as well as you have. I hope you have a wonderful 2011 🙂

  2. Celeste says:

    Have a fantastic New Year and a lovely and healthy 2011!

  3. Happy new year! It’s been a pleasure reading about your experiences in 2010 and I look forward to more in 2011 🙂

  4. Isabella says:

    What a wonderful array of food you have made last year. I look forward to seeing what you do this year. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

  5. Happy New Year Anita! And what a delicious wrap up. I hope 2011 holds more delicious goodies for you 🙂

  6. Barbara says:

    Lovely year-end roundup, Anita!
    Happy New Year to you and I’m looking forward to sharing another year of recipes!

  7. Jimena says:

    Thanks for commenting on my 2nd doughnut attempt. I’m with your sister on making custard filled doughnuts! YUM =) I loved your year-end roundup…each picture was absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Jeanne says:

    Happy New Year, Anita! Your desserts are so artistic. I am drooling over that ciabatta bread with the perfect crumb. 🙂

  9. marcellina says:

    My goodness what a beautiful round up of photos. Your year has truely been successful! Congratulations! The V8 cake is brilliant! Thank you for your concern. We are very much North of the floods though we did have a cyclone and major flooding on Christmas Day. However the water went down very quickly and our home is not affected by floods. Supermarket supplies are getting very low here though due to transport not getting through. Better than being in the midst of it, though!

  10. Suz says:

    What a year of food! I’m in awe! I hope you have a wonderful (and delicious food-filled) 2011. 🙂

  11. Happy New Year! Truly a great year of baking there. Here’s to plenty more sweet treats in 2011.

  12. Nice round up for the year! I still haven’t had a chance to try the snow egg. hope they still have it this yr!

  13. Happy new year, Anita! Such an exquisite roundup! Can’t wait to see what is coming next for the entire 2011. Wish you great luck and success 🙂

  14. An amazing round up of goodies. You are a baking star! Hope 2011 holds lots more sweetness for you!

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