All posts tagged ‘baking

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Mini Strawberry Galettes

With the lead up to the release of my book, I’m preparing my brain for a world that is a bit of stranger to me – the media. Amongst the anxiety of it all, I found myself having to answer interview questions for an upcoming magazine article (cute!). True to my nature I put a […]

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Raspberry + Almond Meringue Roulade

Christmas in my family was always a bit of a non-event. They were never the type to make a big deal of it. No Christmas tree to decorate, or twinkling of pretty Christmas lights in the lounge room. No carols either. There wasn’t the anticipation of a midnight visit from Santa and his reindeers, thus there […]

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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Icing

Some of you may remember the time we went on an amazing desert adventure. I made a double batch of peanut butter and choc-chip cookies to keep us occupied during the long driving stints, and my friend Marty made his incredible gingerbread cake. I remember eating this cake, straight from a tupperware container that was resting […]

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World’s Best Pecan Pie

This week I was faced with, what could only be described as, one of my absolute worst nightmare type situations. I had been invited to a party – a pot-luck Thanksgiving party – and had nominated myself to be the person in charge of Pecan Pie. I was pretty excited about this. There would be delicious […]

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Simple Vegan Banana Bread

This is one of those very handy recipes to have up your sleeve. A vegan banana bread. I have made many over the years, this one is the simplest, and the best. And yet another one of those ones that you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between a vegan or conventional one. Even if […]

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Apple Cinnamon Tea Cake

Last week I was told by a friend, one I don’t know all that well, that they were surprised to hear about my wild teen years and ‘troubled’ past. They had always thought I was so conservative.  Conservative! I couldn’t believe it! It’s been on my mind ever since. It is quite intriguing how other […]

Spiced Pumpkin and Pecan Muffins

Second week in a row I am posting a recipe for cakes/muffins. Apologies if it’s a bit boring – it is just what I happen to be cooking.. I was inspired this week by a combination of things. There was the lovely @inkedincolour who posted a gorgeous recipe for pumpkin cakes, they looked incredible and I was […]

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Little Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes

Just a quick post this week, whilst I settle into my new ‘full capacity’ life. I made these little cakes to pop into young Clancy’s lunchbox during the week. Our lemon tree is heaving with lemons – it’s unreal. And Clancy, who is not really a cake fan, actually loves lemon cake of all things. […]

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Chocolate + Beetroot Cake

Social media was making me unhappy. I mean, I am not actually unhappy. Overall I think I am quite content – my family, friends, my home. My life. It has its ups and downs but it is generally pretty good. Yet sometimes I still feel that something is missing, somewhere between the heart and the belly button. I’ve really been […]