Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Say, for example when you plan on making your own birthday cake, read the recipe, figure it’s pretty simple, gather the ingredients and then go to pre-heat the oven and prepare your three cake tins. And realise that one of them is at work. And you have a […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was just what the doctor ordered. Last week was full of parent-teacher interviews for me and Mr Neil’s been down with the flu for over a week AND it’s tax time all of which mean things were a little glum. It’s nothing that a fresh, light orangey cake can’t […]
Happy Australia Day! I know it’s nearly over back in Australia but it’s just starting here and what better way to celebrate than with a classic childhood treat – homemade frog cakes! Say what…? No, no, no, don’t worry – these don’t have anything to do with frogs, except a slight resemblance and, well, they […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the perfect cake to enjoy on a snowy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s simple to make, leaves the house smelling amazing and tastes even better the next day. Win, win and win! This Fluted Tangerine Carrot Cake (p 22) is meant to be […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you might remember I’ve baked from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook a few times. The first book from Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver features over 100 recipes for classic baked goods. I made the ‘no fail’ marshmallows, gorgeous pumpkin chocolate chip blondies […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was “Tiger Cakes” so-called because of the “stripes” formed by finely chopped chocolate that is folded through the mixture at the last minute and which forms stripes through the cake. The cake itself is a lovely mix of lots of butter (of course!), almond flour, a touch of all-purpose […]
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