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Tag Archives: Cake
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
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Almond, Baking, Bienenstich, Brunch, Cake, Caramel, Custard, German, honey, Made From Scratch, Yeast 10 Comments
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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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
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Apple, Baking, Cake, Date, Pecan, Salted Caramel, Sticky Date, Winter 4 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Apple, Baking, Cake, Cinnamon, Comfort Food, Made From Scratch, Old-Fashioned, Teacake 4 Comments
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
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Cake, Chocolate, Cream, Dessert, Food, Ganache, Jam 4 Comments
Let Them Eat Cake. A Little Taste Of France. Madeleines With Browned Butter and Lime.
Rummaging through the pantry cupboard, I chanced upon my pretty scallop edged madeleine trays. Relics of a long forgotten past. It must be ten years since I used them last. I well remember the thrill of the hunt for those … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Cake, French, Made From Scratch, Madeleines, Morning Tea, Sponge, Teacake 10 Comments
Rustic Baking At Its Best. Hazelnut Coffee Cake With A Sour Cherry Jam Swirl And Chocolate Crumble.
As always in our house Autumn brings cooler weather and a spate of baking as I give in to a seemingly never ending demand for cake. As long as there is no request for fancy decoration I’m always happy to … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Autumn, Cake, Chocolate Crumble, Coffee, Hazelnut, Sour Cherry 10 Comments
So Rich. So Buttery. So Chic. Pear and Almond Friands
One of the things I love most about school holidays is the welcome change of pace from a frenetic, breakneck speed to an almost leisurely meandering. Time to stop and smell the roses. Throw routine out the window and indulge … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Fruit, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Apple, Autumn, Baking, Butter, Cake, Friand, Pear 8 Comments
Gloriously Gluten Free. Hazelnut and Chocolate Bon Vivant Torte.
It always amazes me at how many deliciously different ways there are to combine four of my most loved pantry staples; butter, eggs, sugar and chocolate. This flourless Bon Vivant adds hazelnut meal to create a torte that transcends all … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Hazelnut, Meringue, Mousse, Torte 7 Comments
Rich, Fudgy And Delicious. Not Quite Sacher Torte.
This post is for my dear friend Jane. Who recently reminded me of the joys of sacher torte, a rich and decadent chocolate cake invented in Vienna in 1832 by a young apprentice chef Franz Sacher for Prince Metternich. Jane … Continue reading
Posted in What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Almond Meal, Austrian, Autumn, Baking, Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Jam, Sacher Torte, Torte 7 Comments