Tag Archives: Cake

Happy Hiking. Little Carrot Muffin Loaves With A Streusel Topping.

It’s been way too hot and humid to contemplate turning on the oven and baking for quite some time now. Today I’ve only relented as my girls have an upcoming hike for their Duke Of Edinburgh award scheme. I feel … Continue reading

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Rustic Baking. Little Coconut Tea Cakes With Passionfruit Buttercream Frosting.

I’m so delighted that rustic, slightly messy looking cakes are right on trend at the moment. A throw back to the pared back naked cake fad which foregoes fancy cake decoration and celebrates the delicious textures and flavours of a … Continue reading

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Miniaturist Baking. Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bars

I’ve been reading Jessie Burton’s fascinating novel The Miniaturist, and by no small coincidence seem to have subconsciously  reverted to baking all manner of cakes, brownies and slices in my newly acquired mini loaf trays. I’m now the proud owner … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Baking. Little Almond Butter Cakes.

I do most of my baking in the cooler months, when it’s not too hot to turn on the oven, and cocooned against the elements we’re craving comfort food. Particularly on wet, dreary days when  there’s nothing more inviting than … Continue reading

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Pretty Baking. Ottolenghi Style. Little Rhubarb And Hazelnut Tea Cakes.

These stylish little tea cakes are inspired by Ottolenghi The Cookbook.  Craving something sweet with mini bundt trays at the ready, I retrieved my well-thumbed copy from the  bookshelf, flipped it open and yet again realised I didn’t quite have … Continue reading

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Crisp, Puffed And Golden. Strawberry Choux Pastry Crown With Creme Patissiere.

With a veritable mountain of creme patissiere beckoning from the refrigerator I decided to resurrect my tried and true choux puff pastry recipe.  And so it was I spent a pleasant afternoon playing around with pastry in the kitchen. The … Continue reading

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Secret Indulgences. Little Lemon And Almond Tea Cakes With Drizzle Icing.

Rummaging through my cupboards this morning searching for muffin tins I came across my mini bundt tray. It’s been quite a while since they’ve seen the light of day, probably not since last winter when I used them to bake Little … 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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From The Old-Fashioned Kitchen Pantry. Magic Vanilla Custard Squares.

Eggs, butter, milk, sugar, flour and vanilla. Six staple ingredients that can be found in almost any kitchen pantry. I’m always amazed at the many different ways these basic elements can be combined to produce a wide variety of delicious … Continue reading

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A Classic Italian Tea Cake. The River Cafe Almond, Ricotta and Polenta Cake.

I’ve always maintained that the secret behind a great cake is a great recipe. Last week over  coffee at an Italian cafe I shared a divine slice of  lemon polenta cake for afternoon tea. Luxuriously moist and laden  with ricotta, … Continue reading

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