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Category Archives: Desserts

Italian Fruit Tart

Do you have indelible food memories, a library of tastes that when encountered, instantly transport you through space and time? I have many. Jam tarts were a commercial cake shop … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · 27 Comments

Quince Clafoutis

A box of quinces freshly picked from my friends’ tree was a wonderful parting gift from my visit to Melbourne. I’m not talking about a shoe box but a carton … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 22 Comments

Marzipan Cake with Plums

Finding marzipan locally for Christmas baking in 2016 was impossible. I got in early last year and bought a couple of rolls of the almond confection not knowing exactly what … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 19 Comments

Hazelnut Buckwheat Blueberry Cake

I’ve been making birthday cakes for my kids for more than four decades. When they were little they’d spend months prior to their birth date poring over the Women’s Weekly … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 30 Comments

Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

In an unusual twist for me, I’ve been craving chocolate cake. My diet’s been all about vegetables for the passed few months, an effort to shed the build up of … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 37 Comments

Blueberry fool with blueberry compote

Until I made to move to Brisbane two years ago, my home had always been in Melbourne. My roots are English and on the face of it, my ancestors chose … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Italian Style Chocolate Milk Pudding

  When I make cakes or desserts it’s to please my sweet toothed husband, a man with an enviable metabolic rate. He makes no excuses for his frequent consumption of … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 22 Comments