Category Archives: Recipe

The wedding cake and other edibles

I have been in a bit of blog hiatus of late, I went back to work full-time a few months ago and this has meant less time for blogging. Although I haven’t been writing about things I have been eating … Continue reading

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Baked Chocolate Tart

“And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care”…. and so I get ready for what is definitely my favourite food time of the year, if only because I can drink champagne at breakfast. I am going to cover … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Dacquoise with chocolate hazelnut cream

A Dacquoise is a hazelnut meringue cake layered with fresh cream and sometimes fruit. For me it wins on all levels, it looks like a celebration cake should, it tastes amazing, it’s gluten-free AND it’s pretty easy to make. I … Continue reading

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Lemon and Sour Cream Robot Cake

When it’s your 4th birthday you clearly require a celebratory cake shaped like a Robot that has a moist soft crumb interior made up of a tangy lemon and sour cream cake. I won’t lie this cake was fiddly, to … Continue reading

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Roar! – Dinosaur Devil’s Food Cake

So yesterday saw the first of 3 birthday’s in the next fortnight for my teeny tiny household. All 3 boys have their birthdays days apart over a 2 week period and that means 3 big birthday cakes for me to … Continue reading

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Biscuits – Choc Mint Thumbprints

Biscuits are my favourite thing to bake ever. If you have any killer biscuits recipes, send them my way. I have some citrus buttery ones to try courtesy of the Palace’s own Kara Barclay (The Palace Hotel just off Notting … Continue reading

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Royal Melbourne Show & Competitive Cookery

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It’s a natural part of being human, enter a competition to prove that you are the best at something, right? Each year at Royal shows around the country the Country Women’s Association (CWA) hold cookery competitions covering various categories ranging … Continue reading

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Rapadura sugar, the best cake ever & a KitchenAid

So me winning a KitchenAid is old news, but what is new is the pure pleasure using the machine at home is. I’m getting out all my “shelved” recipes that require lots of aeration and creaming etc etc and lining … Continue reading

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Flat bread

I’ve gone flat bread crazy. I made it once and it was so easy and tasted so good I’ve made it repeatedly ever since. There are so many variations on flatbread, the type of flour you choose to use and … Continue reading

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It’s Red & Delicious

Wow. I won! I’m pretty excited and thrilled about winning a KitchenAid mixer. A massive thanks to Ed Charles writer of blog Tomato, read it here and KitchenWare Direct.  Those folks at KitchenWare Direct have already got me sorted and … Continue reading

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