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Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

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I am not a fan of fruit cake. There, I said it. I know it is a tradition, especially at Christmas time, but I find fruit cake heavy and cloying and overbearing. I once made a Christmas cake from scratch, spending the GDP of a small nation on pricey dried and glace fruit. It went pretty much untouched on Christmas Day, and after storing in the pantry for a month or so I ended up throwing it out.

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Home-made Baileys – 5 ingredients

5 Oct

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Creating my own home-made Baileys makes me a happy woman. I go through phases of indulging in an after-dinner Baileys, which, for the uninitiated, is a creamy whiskey drink. I like it with a splash of milk, or just straight. And with my simple recipe you can enjoy it too.

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Pineapple rum macadamia upside down cake

1 Jul

Pineapple rum macadamia upside down cake with macadamias.

I have found a fabulous cake for you to bake for this weekend! In Australia people will be celebrating/commiserating/trying to forget the Federal Election, while my American friends will be gearing up for their July 4th celebrations. This cake would be a perfect addition at any get-together you will be attending, from party to picnic to friends-over-for-pizza.  Continue reading

Chocolate mascarpone mousse

20 Jun

Chocolate mascarpone mousse

Hands up if you don’t love chocolate mousse? [Peers around to see no hands raised]. Just as I thought. I personally love it but am often put off by the thought of making it as it always appears so faffy.  Continue reading

Hot buttered rum for one

4 Jun

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I have been struck by a cold that is determined to get the better of me. I have been bedridden and feeling very sorry for myself for what seems like an eternity. Woe is me 😉 Continue reading

Classic madeira cake recipe

20 May

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Regular readers will know I love unfussy, classic baking. No fancy fondant or cumbersome techniques for me – I like a cake that I can quickly put together, pop in the oven and remove and eat a short time later.  Continue reading

Spiced rum baked custards

17 May

 

IMG_8991Despite winter being about six weeks away here in Australia it is still warm and sunny every day. And if you’re reading this from a town shivering in the cold due to blizzard/rain/wind/sleet you are probably completely envious. But I am so over the heat! Most days, such as today, are hot and I am still desperately waiting for autumn to make an appearance. Continue reading