Raspberry Buns

On the first Saturday in May, my friend Belinda and I made the small trip up to Clunes in country Victoria. The Clunes Book Town Festival celebrates books, and this year the festival attracted around 30 second hand book stores. As an avid reader and vintage cookbook collector, I was more than a little excited with…

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…

Huguenot Torte (Apple and Pecan Torte)

It’s a Saturday night; I’m at home, I’m baking and I’m preparing blog posts. While some may not publicise this activity on a Saturday night, I am reveling in the peace and quiet. I have the kitchen to myself, Diana Krall is playing and I couldn’t feel more comfortable right now, or with my future…

Grandma’s Raspberry Slice

Having lived in Brisbane for a good 6 months now, I was, naturally, missing Melbourne a little. Luckily I had two of the best cures to hand last weekend; a visit from a good friend (Mel) and the recipe for a favourite childhood treat. My Grandmother’s raspberry slice is delicious, easy to make and keeps well….

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,…