Apple Layer Cake

Mary Berry is an inspiration I often turn to for a reliable cake recipe and I was in the mood to make a cake using apples. There’s always a couple over at the end of the week and they usually get stewed or just popped into my bag for lunch while out of a weekend….

Chocolate coconut crunchies a.k.a. Kingston Biscuits

I don’t about you, but in my workplace, whenever a pack of Arnott’s assorted creams get opened, the Kingstons are the first to disappear. For those unfamiliar with these delights, Kingstons are coconut shortbreads sandwiched together with chocolate cream filling. It is this biscuit that inspired me to make the chocolate coconut bundt cake. It…

Lemon Capri Torte

There is something lovely about baking with lemons in the middle of winter. The aroma not only provides warmth to the kitchen, but the taste provides a little hint of summer and warmer days to come. However, this torte is also extremely comforting with it’s pudding like texture. This recipe was published by Sophie Dahl. It’s summer on a cool winters day….

Chocolate and Coconut Bundt Cake (Snowball Cake)

This cake is an absolute delight. I wanted something a little unusual to break-in my (other) new bundt pan and I’m glad I went looking because otherwise I would never have found this delicious recipe. Dense but light chocolate cake surrounds a moist, fluffy cloud of coconut filling. It is beautiful to look at and…

Chocolate Quakes

I like making biscuits for work; I find they are more popular than a cake or muffins. Often I don’t know what to make, and I will select a cookbook from my shelf and browse until something takes my fancy. One Sunday afternoon, I picked up The Essential New York Times Cook Book from my…

Autumnal Birthday Cake

I recently turned 25; knowing I’d like to make a cake for my family, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make the Autumnal Birthday Cake from How to be a Domestic Goddess. This cake looks inviting, however it required 475ml of maple syrup. In Australia maple syrup costs over $8.00 for 250ml so…

Cocoa Apple Cake

Sometimes you just need to bake. This week wasn’t ideal; I wasn’t well, and I was coming home from work frustrated and tired. I had also been waiting impatiently to try out my new Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Tin. You may also remember Alex very generously gave me the Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt…

Oatmeal Cookies from Merle Parrish

I decided to make these biscuits after searching for a good recipe to use up some of the many oats I have leftover from making ANZAC biscuits in April. I love the chewy texture oats give to biscuits and slices and this recipe uses only basic ingredients yet is full of flavour. These are a…

Yorkshire Gingernut Biscuits from Mary Berry

I love gingernut biscuits; the spicy heat from the ginger is a very welcome addition to an otherwise simple biscuit to accompany my morning cup of tea. Perhaps originating from Yorkshire, given the title, they do seem very English and so Mary Berry’s recipe seemed a good place to start.

Sticky Date Muffins with Warm Toffee Sauce

One cold, rainy weekend (yes, they do happen in Brisbane), I was browsing online for something sweet and comforting to make using only what I had in the pantry. I came across this recipe for sticky toffee muffins and was enticed immediately. Easy to put together, though they do make a few dishes, these were…