Christmas Morning Muffins

As Christmas draws near again, I have the pleasure of re-visiting my Christmas cook books, including Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Christmas. In an attempt to spread my (admittedly premature) Christmas cheer, I’ve chosen to make these Christmas Morning Muffins, which Nigella recommends as a lighter way to celebrate Christmas morning.  Frankly, there aren’t many mornings in…

Wimbledon Cake

Hello, faithful reader! Sunday was the conclusion of the Australian Open, and the end of my summer of tennis. With trips to Perth and Sydney, and 12 hour days, I can finally breath a sigh of relief, and more importantly get back into the kitchen! The last month has been a diet of sandwiches, toast,…

Orange and Date Muffins

Eyeing off a pile of oranges in my fruits bowl, I felt inspired to make something with them. The longer I bake, the more I’m convinced that citrus flavours are my favourite for baking and cooking. These muffins are delightfully simple and quick; an easy option to whip up for morning tea or brunch on…

Gateau A L’Orange Et Aux Amandes (Orange and Almond Spongecake)

I recently enjoyed four days off work. On Tuesday, after having lunch in the city with Mum, we wandered in one of the department stores. I say wandered, because I practically dragged mum to the Kitchen Appliances. I could never afford a Kitchen Aid; they are expensive and up until recently I was only casually employed. In the…

Marmalade Pudding Cake*

*Or what to do with a jar of marmalade that has no lid. While I like marmalade and I do love Nigella’s Kitchen, I had never been inspired to make this recipe. There still are others that I’m longing to try ahead of this pudding. Our Jams and Preserves Day was a victim of its own success and I…

Jams and Preserves Day

I think there can be little doubt that here at T2K we love preserving; You may have seen our Christmas Chutney or Berry and Rhubarb Jam posts just before Christmas. As Alex happened to be in Melbourne and another good mutual friend loves to preserve too, we decided to get together and do a bulk bottling session…

Orange Puffs

It’s Vintage Saturday! Some of the most popular posts on the blog are the vintage recipes. I love exploring these recipes. While, there are still a high number of things I’d like to make from the Australian Women’s Weekly Cook Book, I must explore the many other books I have in my collection. Today’s recipe,…

Store-Cupboard Chocolate-Orange Cake

Last night, spurred on by MasterChef*, but not willing to go to the lengths of a carrot snowman, I decided to make my favourite standby cake – Store Cupboard Chocolate Orange Cake from Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Goddess. This is a recipe for which I always have the ingredients to hand and one I know I…