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semolina yoghurt lemon cake

semolina yoghurt lemon cake

Another syrup cake, but this time, lemon. I love syrup cakes because they are light and moist, and not chocolate. That’s not to say I don’t love a good chocolate cake, but my favourite cake will always be fruit based. This semolina and yoghurt…

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August 6, 2017
orange poppy seed cake

orange poppy seed cake

Orange poppy seed cake is an all-time favourite. The addition of orange syrup when the cake is straight out of the oven, means this cake is going to be super moist and full of orange flavour. This cake is equally delicious served warm,  with…

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July 30, 2017
muesli bars

muesli bars

I’m always on the lookout for new snacks. Ones that act like a special treat but are full of things that you don’t really have to feel guilty about indulging in. There’s no chocolate in sight, but somehow they are as satisfying as eating…

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July 16, 2017
lemon tart

lemon tart

I love lemon tart and that’s why I choose it as the cake to celebrate my birthday.  It’s not a cake, I know,  but birthday cakes are all about eating the thing that you love the most with little regard for what others may…

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July 2, 2017
chocolate and walnut brownies

chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies are a very special treat. But they fall into the category of food that you should seldom eat based on their chocolate and sugar content. Moist and just a little bit gooey, they are what you expect when you think brownies. On…

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May 24, 2017
vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

Everyone has their favourite cupcake recipe. Our’s is one from Magnolia Bakery. But the thing about these cupcakes is they are labour intensive. You really do need to set aside the time to make them, and for that reason we don’t make them very often. So what…

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May 17, 2017
jam drops

jam drop biscuits

Jam drops are the sort of biscuits that are great to make with kids. Nothing like getting them in the kitchen early, making culinary delights for the family to share. These are particularly good because they get to use their hands a lot, which…

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April 26, 2017
coconut raspberry slice

Coconut Raspberry Slice

Coconut raspberry slice is a delicious slice, perfect for afternoon tea, dessert, or a special treat addition to any lunch box. The combination of a soft cakey base, and a layer of raspberries topped with coconut, which goes just a little bit crunchy when…

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March 29, 2017
easy chocolate cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

This is an incredibly easy chocolate cake to make. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix for five minutes, bake for 45 and you’re done. No faffing about with creaming butter and sugar and slowly adding eggs. This is like making a cake…

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March 22, 2017
Upside-down plum cake

Upside-Down Plum Cake

It’s nearing the end of stone fruit season, which is good and bad. On the one hand it means autumn is coming and that makes me very happy. On the other, there won’t be any peaches, nectarines or plums at the fruit shop for…

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March 9, 2017