Dundee Cake

My Father recently celebrated a significant birthday, so to honour his Scottish heritage, I made for him a Dundee Cake. While I know the first rule of baking is never make for someone, what you haven’t already made for yourself (boy have I learned this the hard way), I confidently broke this rule as my…

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Jammy Dodgers

I first discovered Jammy Dodgers when our family went to live in England. My husband, (knowing my love of home baking and my desire to get acquainted with all things British) bought me the cookbook British Baking, in the hope that I would enjoy creating English classics in my kitchen. Always keen to find yummy…

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Gelateria Millefiori

Gelateria Millefiori is a fun new find of mine. Situated on Keilor Road, Niddrie, Melbourne, in the heart of Niddrie’s trendy shopping district; this enticing dessert cafe is a happy find. My husband and I stumbled upon it one particularly difficult Sunday afternoon. Deciding to leave the hurly-burly of home, stepping out for a breather,…

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Choc-coconut Roughs

The first time I ever made these cookies was for a gift; for my neighbour with her new baby. I myself was a new first time Mum, and had been blessed by friends with home baking. With the desire to pass the blessing on, I made these choc-coconut roughs. I had stumbled across the recipe…

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Choc-banana bar cake

Banana cake has long been a family staple for morning tea. If I don’t have the energy or time to do something fancy, banana cake is my go-to. This particular recipe has been in our families cookbook for many years and has become an old faithful. I always seem to have the ingredients, no matter…

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Carrot cake with Honey Cream cheese

The first time I ever made this cake I was living in London. It was summertime, and my back-garden was in full bloom. I had invited friends around for afternoon tea, and we sat outside in the glorious sunshine under my apple tree. Sipping Elderflower cordial, my friend and our 6 children devoured this gloriously…

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Keep Calm and Eat Cake

I’ve always been a big believer in treats. A little something that is a source of enjoyment, an activity that makes a positive impact on my week; replenishing my depleted self and a little buffer against life’s storms. Treats don’t always need to equal food; there are many activities that can be a source of…

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