Category Archives: Baking

Mmmm cakes and cookies….

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

This is the best thing to come out of my vegetable patch. I’ve grown beetroots for the last few years, and until now I think my favourite dish has been this beetroot pasta. However, their addition into this chocolate cake has … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

A great combination of classic American flavours. I’ve had a packet of brownie mix in my pantry for a while so I decided to do something a bit different with it. In the past I’ve made plenty of chocolate chip brownies, … Continue reading

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Super Lemon Muffins

Light, fluffy and so good. If you love lemon then these are the muffins for you. The batter has a hint of lemon flavour, but then you get a big zingy hit from the dollop of lemon curd hidden right … Continue reading

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Blueberry Slice with Simple Coconut Frosting

Big juicy blueberries. This slice is perfect to bake for a crowd as you can cut it into small bite-sized pieces without any trouble. Everybody will get a good amount of the delicious coconut frosting, and they might even get a whole … Continue reading

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4th July: Independence Day BBQ Recipe Round-up

If you are having a big party this weekend, here are some recipes that you might like. For an appetiser, try these quick Garlic and Chilli BBQ Prawns. My Ginger and Coriander Turkey Burgers are a delicious but relatively healthy option. … Continue reading

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Cheat’s Cinnamon Scroll Pastries

Don’t go to a bakery to buy pastries for brunch. I love classic cinnamon rolls but rarely have time to make them. However this recipe is so quick that these will become a regular weekend menu item. The resulting scrolls … Continue reading

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Two Cheese and Spinach Pull Apart Bread

Impress your guests with this. I promise you that this is a lot easier to make than it looks. The dough is simple, with minimum proving time, and you will quickly get the hang of creating the ‘flower petal’ effect. This recipe … Continue reading

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Bacon, Cheese and Chive Cupcakes

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, these are the cupcakes for you. I’m usually a savoury snack person so I absolutely love these. The combination of the bacon, cheese and chives within the cupcakes is perfect, and the cream … Continue reading

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea: Baking to raise funds

Tomorrow is the official date for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. This is an event for the Cancer Council, in order to raise funds for cancer research, prevention and support services. However, don’t worry if you haven’t got a gathering to … Continue reading

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Warm Anzac Cake

As I’ve mentioned before, 25th April is Anzac Day – the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is one of the biggest national occasions here in Australia. … Continue reading

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