Archive for the ‘Sweet Stuff’ Category

Lemon Ciambella Cake

This cake took my fancy when I watched Masterchef and I decided to make it. It was  a while ago now – it looked fantastic on its own dusted with icing sugar. In the show Filippo made some caramel and anglaise to seve with it and this the full recipe can be found here Lemon […]

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Retro Coffee Cake

This recipe came from Kate Bracks when she was a contestant on Masterchef last year. You can find the complete recipe on the Masterchef site with the sticky cinnamon apples that she served it with. Loved the cake Ingredients Coffee cake 250gbutter, softened 1 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 4 eggs 2 cups […]

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Quince & Hazelnut Tart

I have made this recipe my own – its taken from Delicious Magazine July 2011 I love it when quinces come into season and cant wait to cook with them – unfortunately the season is very short – but its ok to use pear with this recipe and I think I am going to try […]

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Anzac Biscuits

Every year I try to honour the Anzac tradition by making some Anzac biscuits. This year I thought I would try Merle Parrish’s recipe. Word has it she has been making these since she was 7 years of age and has won awards – I wasnt disppointed.   I follwed her instructions and rolled out […]

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Margaret Fulton’s Hot Cross Buns

Haven’t made Hot Cross Buns for a few years now. Every year I intend to make them but I always wait till Good Friday to honour tradition – then of course Good Friday comes and goes and I don’t get around to it. So this year I didnt wait – I made them last week […]

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

I have never baked a cheeecake before but this recipe was too temting to ignore I am glad I tried it – I wasnt disappointed. Taken from Good Taste Magazine on the taste.com.au website                         Ingredients Melted butter, to grease 1 x 250g pkt […]

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Strawberry and Almond Crumble

A few weeks ago we were watching Nigellas Kitchen on TV and were inspired to make her Strawberry Crumble  the following Sunday for family. It was an impressive dish that tasted as good as it looked Ingredients For the filling 500 g strawberries, hulled 50 g caster sugar 25 g ground almonds 4 tsp vanilla […]

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Greek Almond Macaroon Biscuits (Amygdalota)

I am not quite sure about the origin of these little treats as I have seen dozens of different versions. I know that they have been around in Greek cake shops ever since I was little and they have always been my favourite Greek sweet. I seem to remember them being quite bigger – however […]

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White chocolate mud cupcakes

These have to be the best white chocolate mudcakes ever – simple to prepare and have never failed me Ingredients 125g butter, chopped 1 x 100g pkt good-quality white cooking chocolate, chopped 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, lightly whisked 3/4cup plain flour 1/2 cup)self-raising flour 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or […]

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Black-bottom cupcakes

This recipe is from Belinda Jeffery’s book “Mix and Bake” I have to say with or without the topping mixture this cake mixture is just yum  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups plain flour (gluten free white wings) 1 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon bicarb soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa 1 cup warm water […]

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