2 sleeps until Spring, and I’m gradually waking from this winter hibernation.. what better way to celebrate but with more cake? In the wise words of my husband who had just finished a shift, “cake is definitely better than being at work”… I concur, and I’m going to take that as somewhat of a complement. […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Apple Pie Cake"
Dense and moist. This is how I would describe my ideal cake. Sure, those fancy light & fluffy numbers are quite lovely sometimes, but give me a nice solid slice of delicious any day. I found the original recipe for this one on Goodfood.com.au – inspiration courtesy of Neil Perry – and with a few slight adjustments have […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Spiced Date & Pecan Cake"
Oranges. So many oranges. Over a month has passed since our gin-tastic birthday gathering, and we still have leftover citrus. On the hunt to use up the rest, I came across this recipe in my SBS Food Safari cookbook (yes, a real life paper and ink cookbook! It’s so rare these days I don’t pick […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Flourless Orange & Almond Cake"
Easter has been and gone this year, but something I can keep going back to all through the year are these muffins. I got the recipe from another blog I follow and can highly recommend – Well Nourished – this recipe being a healthier alternative to store-bought hot cross buns. All the right flavours are there – […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Spiced Fruit Muffins"
Last weekend we visited some friends to indulge in a spectacular rum-soaked pork belly roast, and I wanted to bring along something equally indulgent for dessert. This recipe jumped out at me, and as I hadn’t made a flourless cake like this before, I thought I’d take the plunge. Butter-phobes, please look away now, you […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake"
I call this one a breakfast cake, mainly because I like eating cake for breakfast… but really, it could also be called a tea cake, dessert cake, or even lunch or dinner cake if you were so inclined – very versatile 🙂 Taking inspiration from this blog, my version took a couple of weeks to work […]Read more "The Weekend Bake: Blueberry Breakfast Cake"
I can’t say I’m quite at this level of baking yet, but I have started experimenting more with my own recipes – so am definitely making some progress! Being the start of the Easter long weekend, I wanted something sweet to start my day. I briefly considered walking to the supermarket and buying some hot […]Read more "The (Long) Weekend Bake: Banana Bread Fruit Muffins"