Tag Archives: Afternoon Tea

Freshly Baked. Salted Peanut Cookies…With A Hint Of Cocoa.

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve made peanut cookies. So much so I had forgotten just how fabulous they can truly be. For too long I’ve overlooked using peanuts in my baking  in favour of  rather  more sophisticated … Continue reading

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Like Bees To A Honey Pot. Bienenstich. German Bee Sting Cake.

Bienenstich means bee sting in German. I was first introduced to this glorious honey almond caramel crusted, crème pâtissière filled confection at a Danish birthday party, many, many years ago. Freshly baked, its soft cake-y brioche like layers sublime, so … Continue reading

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Retro Baking. Reinventing an Australian Classic. Wagon Wheel Slice.

I’ve always had a huge soft spot for wagon wheels. Sadly those huge chocolate-y jammy biscuity discs so nostalgically and iconically reminiscent of many an Australian childhood seem to have shrunk in size. They were my all time favourite treat … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Little Lemon Meringue Tarts.

We were the lucky beneficiaries of  a big bag of beautifully fresh and fragrant  homegrown lemons last weekend. Courtesy of my father’s garden. When life gives you  lemons, what better excuse than to bake little lemon meringue tarts? Of course … Continue reading

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Fool-Proof. A Light and Airy Fat-Free Chocolate Sponge.

Before I delve any further into this post, there is an important disclaimer I need to make. Fat free refers to the contents of my chocolate sponge, most definitely not the filling. Knowing there is no butter in the sponge … Continue reading

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More Old Fashioned Baking. Inspired By The Edmonds Cookbook. Ginger Crunch.

It seems like an age since I made Ginger Crunch. Another old-fashioned childhood slice, reminiscent of cake stalls, school fetes and fund raising drives. Utterly addictive,  this very simple slice combines a short, crisp and crunchy (almost shattering) biscuit base … Continue reading

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Inspired By Nigella. Christmas In July. Spiced Gingerbread Blondies.

This week I became custodian of our family’s Christmas pudding bowl and associated accoutrements. In amongst the carefully wrapped packages were shiny silver pennies and a gorgeous array of miniature  Nigella-esque  reindeer and fir tree decorations.  I’ve written before about … Continue reading

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So Light. So Lovely. So Simple. Lemon Scented Ricotta Fritters

Sometimes even I surprise myself. Another dreary winter’s afternoon. Yet again my rather peckish household was on the hunt for something sweet to eat with a hot drink. Of course, like a plague of locusts they’d already stripped my cupboards … Continue reading

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Banishing The Winter Blues. Sticky Date Bundt Cake With A Salted Burnt Butter Caramel Glaze.

Much to my family’s delight I’ve been banishing the winter blues with a renewed interest in baking. As always school holidays mean a full house and quickly depleting fridge and pantry courtesy of a contingent of constantly ravenous teenagers on … Continue reading

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A Nanna Moment. Old-Fashioned Apple And Cinnamon Tea Cake.

There’s a definite sense of comforting nostalgia associated with delving deep into my bottom kitchen drawer to retrieve a long forgotten favourite recipe. A trip down memory lane, resurrecting recipes for good old fashioned treats. The sort our nannas might have … Continue reading

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