Tag Archives: Baking

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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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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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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Dressed To Impress. Chocolate Layer Cake With Whipped Cream, Cherry Jam and Ganache.

Everyone has a favourite chocolate cake. At our house it’s a moist, decadently rich and chocolate-y ‘volcano’ cake. A melt and mix recipe with an unusual twist. So named to reflect the alchemy created when bicarbonate of soda added to … Continue reading

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Improvising With Mini Bundt Tins. Salted Burnt Butter Caramel Glazed Doughnuts.

I’ve always had a soft spot for doughnuts. Of every variety. Cinnamon sugar dusted, glazed or jam filled. Hot from the oven or fryer. Indeed some of my most poignant childhood memories are of holidays spent my grandparents, the highlight … Continue reading

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Pretty Baking. Sweet Yet Simple. Apple Rose Tartlets.

Pretty little Apple Rose Tartlets have been populating my Instagram feed. Darling bijoux works of art constructed from little more than layers of thinly sliced apple and butter puff. So impossibly gorgeous, my interest could not help but be piqued. … Continue reading

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