Sam Marley-Jarrett

Musings of a web developer in recovery

New York-style Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis

The first baked cheesecake I ever tried making was a New York style cheesecake, and ever since they've been my favourite. Here's the recipe that I've adapted over the last few years, with my favourite swirl/topping for it.

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Vanilla Bean Frosting

My tried and tested vanilla frosting. I've used it for birthday cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, biscuits, and a bunch of things. Yield Enough for about 20-24 cupcakes, make a one-and-a-half to a double batch if you're frosting a big cake all the way aroun…

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Is IDAHOBIT Still Relevant?

Note: This is a re-post from an article I published at work on May 15, 2018, two days before IDAHOBIT.

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Insta-married™️: How Marriage Equality Impacts Me

Note: This is a re-post from an article I published at work on December 9, 2017, the day after marriage equality passed the Australian parliament.

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Symfony finally swiped right on envvars (the gifless edition)

(Or, “why do we keep baking secrets into our artifacts?”) A paper on the talk I gave at the Melbourne Symfony Developers group on September 26, 2017. Slides are available here.

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Magnolia Bakery's Banana Cupcakes

This one is not my recipe, but is definitely one of the favourites around our friends and family.

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Chai tea cupcakes

Recently, my partner suggested that we try making a chai tea cupcake. After toying with a couple of recipes online to varied success, I decided to try my own take on the cupcake. And... it worked!

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Beginner-proof Chocolate Cupcakes

Here's my favourite chocolate (cup)cake recipe. It's super resilient, and always produces amazingly delicious results.

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