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Caramel syrup cake

25 May

Caramel syrup cake. Soaking a warm cake in a shower of warm sugar-based syrup surely must be one of the most pleasurable ways of enjoying life.

I am team caramel through and through. Even as a kid, on that rare occasion that I was allowed to get a milkshake at the milkbar (with the words ‘share it with your brother’ ringing in my ears) I chose caramel. Continue reading

Orange and blueberry cake with rum syrup

6 Sep

Orange & blueberry cake with rum syrup

This post is a mash-up of two recipes from books currently sitting on my bench. Like many people reading cookbooks – specifically, baking books that consist mostly of sweet bakes, rather than bread – is my Thing.  Continue reading

Pistachio and orange syrup cake – egg-free

17 Jun

The Hungry Mum - orange & pistachio syrup cake

Regular readers will know that while I love baking I don’t have an overly sweet tooth. Put a mud cake or cupcake in front of me and the response is usually, meh. Place a cheese board within a 5 kilometre radius of me and watch me run and attack it.

The cake I will always eat is a syrup cake. I know – they are usually pumped full of sugar which contradicts everything I just said. What I love about them is their moistness. Part of this is due to the fact that most syrup cakes are made with semolina, almond meal or polenta, which keeps cake soft. But drenching a hot cake in hot flavoured sugar water also goes a long way in ensuring a cake stays beautifully fresh and soft.

And as is often the way, every time I make a syrup cake and offer it to the Hungry Dad he reminds me of how much he doesn’t like syrup cake – in a nice way but still #grrrrr Continue reading

Donna Hay orange poppyseed syrup cake

14 Aug

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Going through my stats recently it occurred to me that you all love Donna Hay. This makes me incredibly happy because – as you may have guessed – I too love Donna. I have mentioned it many MANY times here before so it is wonderful to see that we are in simpatico 🙂 Continue reading