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Category Archives: Fruit 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

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

Raspberry, Rhubarb and White Chocolate Dessert Cake

Cake is a terrific do-ahead dessert and my first choice when I’m cooking for family and friends so I’m always looking for new ideas. Recipes published in New Zealand’s food … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 18 Comments

Luscious Strawberry Sorbet

The heat is on, so it’s time so dust off the ice cream churn. I’ve had spectacular success making gelato and sorbet recipes from Nick Palumbo’s recipe book “Gelato Messina” … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Apple Streusel Cake – Gluten Free

I’ve already told you lots of stories about my Love’s love of apples cooked into pudding, pies and cakes. Last year we even went to the extreme of taste testing different … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 22 Comments

Champagne Jelly

I love a glass (or two) of bubbles and as a firm believer in the adage that life is too short to drink bad wine, my first preference is top … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 19 Comments

Super Smooth Rockmelon Sorbet

I was just getting into the stride of using my ice cream churn last summer when Melbourne’s weather turned foul. I have no such excuses in Brisbane, it’s been serious … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 22 Comments

Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Blueberries

The scent and flavour of lemon is universally loved. Lemon is delicious with sugar and delicious with salt but it also has the magical ability of intensifying and enhancing dull … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 20 Comments

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

Coconut Macaroon Tartlet Shells

Gluten free pastry is blah in comparison to beautiful buttery shortcrust. I’ve tried really hard to prove myself wrong but testing a multitude of recipes and experimenting with different flours … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 26 Comments

Apple Taste Test – Part 2

 After my apple dessert loving husband recently taste tested six common apple varieties found in Australian fruit shops and supermarkets, we decided to subject apples purchased from the Melbourne Slow … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 19 Comments