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Category Archives: Warm Puddings

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

Lime marmalade pudding

Rib sticking winter puddings were a mainstay of dinners during the cold months of my childhood, a throwback to my British working class heritage. Pudding was the only incentive to … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 25 Comments

Bread and Butter Pudding

If you’re listening Leah, I miss the Cookbook Guru. I miss it because it gave me a focus, a reason to take a different cookbook from the shelf each month, … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 25 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

Apple Walnut Pie

The are many many instances in which the old saying “opposites attract” is true in my marriage. My darling husband has a sweet tooth, a very sweet tooth. I do … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 32 Comments

Apple Tarte Tatin

Autumn is apple season in New Zealand. M loves apple desserts so it was no surprise when he ordered Apple Tarte Tatin during our recent holiday. The first was very … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 33 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

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

“The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” – Rose Scented Rice Pudding

  I couldn’t resist making another recipe from Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” to contribute to the Cookbook Guru. AA Milne’s Mary Jane threw a tantrum … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 24 Comments

Hazelnut, Orange and Cinnamon Quince Crumble

Orange and cinnamon are the perfect complement to the heady perfumed flavour of quince. It’s temping to add cinnamon sticks, orange zest and vanilla beans to the quince poaching liquor, … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

My Mum used to frequently make Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding for the family in winter. I never liked it much, I found way too sweet! I’ve been mulling over adapting … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

WALNUT APPLE CAKE

Travelling in Ireland in 2011 with Leah was a wonderful experience. My husband/her father has Irish heritage. He seemed so at home sitting in the pub nursing a pint of … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 10 Comments