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Category Archives: Cakes

The Cookbook Guru – Katie Ate Carrot Cake

Katie Quinn-Davies is well known among food bloggers as the Irish food stylist who married an Aussie, started a food blog and became a published cookbook author on the strength … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 36 Comments

Walnut Frangipane Tart

In another life we lived in a modern family home abutting a large grove of old trees, a conglomeration of European and American decidious varieties interspersed with mature walnut trees. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 20 Comments

Spicy Buckwheat Gingerbread Cake

  This is not the first recipe for spicy gingerbread cake that I have shared. The first was my Grandma‚Äôs recipe, a cake that I used to make regularly because … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 19 Comments

Gluten Free Blueberry, Almond and Coconut Muffins

I have to confess to having a “black hole” in my pantry where containers of rarely used ingredients end up out of sight, out of mind. I recently discovered an … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 16 Comments

Walnut Cinnamon Cake with Candied Walnuts

Book Clubs have been a large part of my adult life. When my kids were young the few hours at the monthly meeting was one chance to be me, Sandra, … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 30 Comments

Spiced Hazelnut-Cacao Brownie

During November the Cookbook Guru is cooking from the Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine. I have already posted a potato and egg curry recipe which I loosely adapted to suit my … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 22 Comments

Blood Orange Polenta Cake

I was in Italy when I first marvelled at the sight of a cut blood orange. Tasting the intensely flavoured fruit simply reinforced my infatuation. It was April 1997. I … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 37 Comments

Macadamia Meringue Layer Cake

Another family birthday has come and gone. Miss S celebrated turning eight with a gymnastics party and lots of Lego gifts. The second small family celebration with the oldies called … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 22 Comments

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sometime in the early 1990s I pasted a recipe clipped from from The Australian Gourmet Traveller into my battered blue recipe folder. I have altered it a little but that … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 33 Comments

Pear and Ginger Upside Down Cake

Lost, a tatty, food splattered magazine clipping. It’s the recipe for a much loved pear and ginger upside cake. I’d already bought the pears and checked the pantry for treacle … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 24 Comments

Lemon, Fig and Ginger Nut Cake

I’ve been putting some cake recipes I rank as old favourites through their paces to see how they adapt to being baked using spelt flour rather than wheat. Those of … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 30 Comments

Bramble Berry Crumble Slice

The blogs I follow cover a vast range of genres. Posts about food, fashion and photography, creative writing and political satire, gardening, arts and handcrafts, social history and photography arrive … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 19 Comments

Summer Pudding, gluten free

My family abandoned English food traditions at Christmas time long ago in favour of lighter fare, but a traditional English Summer Pudding with berries is frequently our dessert of choice. … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nancy’s Hazelnut Sponge

Preparing my Cookbook Guru post earlier in December I came across this recipe in my old battered blue folder. Nancy, a Calabrian co-worker in the kitchen shared her light and … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 15 Comments