Lemony Ginger Cake

This recipe is simple as it is delicious. Published by the CWA, in the aptly titled Country Women’s Association Classics: over 400 favourite recipes, this recipe is by Shirley Tongs from Tasmania. The recipe is apparently a standby cake on farms due to its simple ingredients. I selected it as it included two of my favourite flavours; lemon…

Death by Chocolate Cake from Mary Berry

This cake was one I had my eye on for a while, simply because of the name. But, as the old adage goes, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover and the name turned out to be a little more than the cake could deliver. It’s a good cake and the icing is actually …

White chocolate and wasabi cupcakes with salted caramel topping

Sometimes curiosity gets the better of me and I have to make something just to see what it tastes like. Some combinations sound so strange on the page that I can’t imagine the flavours together in one dish. So I get out my bowl and spoon and put it together, 100% prepared for the eventuality…

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…

Soft Gingerbread Cake

Over the recent long weekend, I had a little extra time on my hands and decided to finally try a recipe from a book I have had for quite a while. Bought for me by my mother, as a humorous gift, the book is called Cakes Men Like and it is a collection of “50…

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Day is commemorated on April 25 each year. I do realise that it is now the end of May. However this were made at the request of my grandmother. She attends a weekly seniors day each Thursday. One of the planned activities was to make these biscuits. She loved them so much, she asked that I make…

Stained-glass Shortbread Biscuits

I came across this recipe in the Woolworths’ Fresh magazine Christmas edition and had seen the stained-glass idea in past years. I decided to give it a whirl for something different, road-testing these for potential gifts. I’m glad I did a test run because I know I won’t be using the shortbread recipe again. The…

Ena’s Gingerbread

Now, I don’t personally know Ena, but I can tell you that she makes a mean gingerbread cake. The name, like the recipe, comes from the Frugal Feeding blog, and he states “This is a favourite recipe of Katherine’s grandmother, Ena, who lives in Sunderland [England]; though I think the recipe was originally taken from…