Apricot Almond Cake, with Rosewater and Cardamom

A few weeks ago, Alex and I had a rare Sunday afternoon free and we made the most of it by baking together. We made some spiced nuts, as well as a nut loaf, however the hero of the day was without a doubt this Apricot Almond Cake. I loved the idea of this cake,…

Apricots, Apricots, Apricots (Part 2)

It’s Part 2 of my Apricots journey! You may recall from my earlier post I received 6kg of Apricots fresh from my grandmothers tree. I made this delicious Apricot Jam  however that only used 1.5kg of the apricots. With 4.5kg to go, I turned to Sally Wise’s A Year in the Bottle  . There I found…

Apricots, Apricots, Apricots (Part 1)

We’re in the middle of summer here in Melbourne. As I type this, it is a warm and pleasant February Saturday afternoon. February. How is we are already 6 weeks into the new year? I must admit, I feel my year is just beginning. A side effect of my job means January is otherwise occupied…