Tag Archives: Australia

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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From Nanna’s Old Fashioned Kitchen. Lemon Scented Rice Pudding With Balsamic Basil Strawberries

Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will realise that recently I embarked on the 100 day haiku challenge. Seventeen syllables of poetic creativity a day, structured into three lines; the first containing just five syllables, the second seven, and third … 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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The Pleasures Of The Feast. Three Layer Salted Caramel Slice With Popcorn Brittle

Oh my. Sometimes I throw caution to the wind and totally abandon any semblance of clean eating.  To shamelessly indulge in the pleasures of the feast. Sometimes I just can’t say no, particularly so when staring down something like this. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget. Honouring Our Traditions. Little Anzac Ripple Cakes.

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of  the Gallipoli campaign in World War I.  A bloody eight month campaign which commenced on April 25, 1915 with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps  on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Through … Continue reading

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Lazy Holiday Baking. Blueberry And Lemonade Cream Scones.

In our house school holidays are synonymous with road trips. Taking the road less well travelled. Meandering through country towns, unearthing all manner of bric a brac at antique stores before stopping for an inevitable Devonshire tea of freshly baked … Continue reading

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Fish on Fridays. Flathead Burgers With Marie Rose Sauce.

After what seemed to be an awfully long hiatus Australian tiger flathead is in plentiful supply at the fish markets at the moment. Sweet and succulent it is a firm favourite in our house. Like ravenous, circling seagulls my family … Continue reading

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Melting Moment Makeover. Filled With A Blood Orange And Cointreau Buttercream.

Every so often I google food trends to discover what’s hip and happening across the globe. Sometimes out of pure curiosity, occasionally for inspiration. There’s the wild and whacky suggestions make me laugh out loud, and every now and then … Continue reading

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From The Old fashioned Australian Kitchen Pantry. Passionfruit And Coconut Impossible Pie.

  Last week’s Magic Vanilla Custard Squares proved so popular they were in demand all week long. I think we went through something like three batches.  Perfect for sharing which goes to show that old fashioned recipes are definitely the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget. April 25th. A Day Of Commemoration. ANZAC Day Granola.

By the time you read this we will have returned from the 4.30 am Dawn Service at the Centopath in Martin Place, Sydney, and dropped in for a fortifying espresso at the Coluzzi Bar in Darlinghurst before heading home for a … Continue reading

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