Archive for the ‘Sweet Stuff’ Category

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits have become a tradition in Australia on Anzac Day All recipes basically contain plain flour, sugar, oats, golden syrup, boiling water, sodium bicarb, butter and coconut. The same ingredients and the quantities changed here and there – many try to add their own ingredients and this is great but then I don’t believe […]

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Raspberry Trifle

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Gingerbread Brownies

   

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Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Ingredients: 60g butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 3 medium over-ripe bananas mashed ¼ cup warm milk 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 1 tspn baking powder 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Pinch salt Caramel icing 1 tbspn butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Jam Doughnuts

Every time I see pictures of Jam Doughnuts I promise myself I will make them but rarely do I keep my resolve. My memories go back in time when as a young girl my father would take me to Victoria Market and indulge me in a bag of jam doughnuts from the Doughnut Van.  This […]

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Fruitcake and Eggnog Cheesecake

This was the family dessert for Christmas this year – it looked magical – tasted good too I had my doubts about using the fruitcake for the base and was not really keen to use store bought cake – and didnt want to waste my home cooked Xmas cake if it didnt work out – […]

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Golden Syrup Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

I could not resist making this cake a few weeks ago now – it was taken from the Australian Womens Weekly August 2012 and the recipe was by Michelle Cranston that gorgeous food stylist from Marie Clair and Donna Hay days I decided to make babycakes for better sharing   INGREDIENTS 250g unsalted butter, chopped […]

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Rhubarb and Cinnamon Cake

This recipe was recommended to me by my dear employer/friend Evelyn who I love very much – it is taken from Stephanie Alexander’s Cookbook Companion and if you like rhubarb you will love this cake it is not the most attractive looking cake to photograph but tastes great Ingredients 60 g unsalted butter 300 g […]

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Lemon Curd Crumble Slice

this recipe was in the Delicious Magazine August 2012 edition – I love lemon curd and always on the look out for recipes I can use it in – thought this recipe was worth giving a go I always make my own lemon curd but Ben says you can easily use store bought – I […]

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Lime and Macadamia Cake

Absolutely loved this cake – when you feel like a hint of the tropical life then bake this cake –  its not over the top and is just delicious with that lime tang on your tongue The recipe came from Bill Granger and you could almost certainly substitue lemon for the lime or almonds intead […]

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