Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

An easy and delicious Christmas cake recipe.

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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.

Never again.

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Easy vegan banana bread

6 Jun

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Banana bread and I have been soul mates for many years now. I am not much of a cake eater but a slice of home-made banana bread that is crammed with brown sugar and cinnamon always has me reaching for the plate. Continue reading

How to make black forest self-saucing pudding

23 Mar

Black forest self-saucing pudding

 

Even though it was 40C today in Sydney I felt a compulsion to bake. And not just any bake but the most wintery, warming, comfort dessert there is – self-saucing pudding. Continue reading

How to bake the best vegan muffins

8 Mar

 

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You may be looking for a fabulous (and fabulously easy) vegan muffin recipe as you have run out of eggs. Or milk. Or butter. You may want a quick vegan muffin recipe that uses no dairy as you choose not to eat animal products. Or you may not care either way but just want to be eating a yummy muffin with a delicate crumb in approximately 28 minutes, if not sooner. Read on! Continue reading

French toast with caramel rum bananas

1 Mar

 

IMG_1876.jpgWhenever we travel to America from Australia one of my favourite things to do is go to diners for breakfast. The more retro the diner, the better. If we are seated in a red leather booth I am in hog heaven. I love everything about American diners, especially the enormous, decadent breakfast items you are unlikely to see in Australia.

French toast is one such item. Amazing how dunking a slice of bread in a just a few basic ingredients then frying it can elevate it to delicious brunch fare. I often opted for French toast in America, marvelling at the behemoth bread slices. Continue reading

Milo slice and Milo icecream – two Australia Day dessert recipes

25 Jan

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Growing up my dad worked for Nestle, which means we had a plethora of items to keep any sweet-tooth person happy. Of all the treats dad would bring home my favourite was always Milo, a malted milk product that we would ladle into mugs of milk, or eat straight from the jar.

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Easy chocolate Christmas biscuits – perfect for school Christmas parties

29 Nov

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At this time of year I find my fridge buried beneath Christmas parties invites and the calendar bursting the seams with catch-ups. Not for me, silly – for I am but a mum. It is Misses 10 and 12 for whom the invites appear and at this time of the year it is at a rate of at least one each per day. Continue reading