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apple crumble

apple crumble

I was going to share the recipe for Ella’s chocolate brownies today. I made them a couple of weeks ago adding in shredded coconut instead of the usual walnuts. That little twist was a result of not having any walnuts in the cupboard. The…

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June 30, 2018
date walnut and oat cookies

date drops

I’ve started clearing out the cupboards in the house. Bookcases are the main focus because although I don’t hoard other kind of things, books are in a completely different category. There is a cupboard that acts as storage for all things cookbook, and houses…

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June 17, 2018
lemon pistachio semolina cake

lemon pistachio semolina cake

It’s the start of winter. The skies are clear and the air is crisp, until about 10am when it starts to warm up and you wonder why you thought wearing a cardigan was a good idea. Living in a subtropical climate comes into its…

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June 3, 2018
orange poppy seed muffins

orange poppy seed muffins

Orange poppy seed muffins are a revelation. They are light, fluffy and full of poppy seeds. A bit like an orange poppy seed syrup cake but without the syrup. They have the moistness of the cake, and to some extent the syrupy top, but…

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May 20, 2018
date and banana loaf

date and banana loaf

The weather is starting to change, which is a fabulous thing. We endure summer for an inordinate amount of time, so when the heat starts to dissipate, I get excited. Autumn means it still gets into the high 20s every day, but the difference…

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April 29, 2018
luscious lemon cake with cream cheese icing

lemon cake with cream cheese icing

Lemon cake! What could be more perfect when you want to make a simple cake that requires minimal effort but will come out tasting delicious. Topped with cream cheese icing, this cake is just the right amount of lemony. I haven’t been making cakes…

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April 15, 2018
date ball treats

peanut butter and date balls

It’s Easter Sunday and lots of us associate that with chocolate in various shapes: eggs, bunnies, bilbies. Although my favourite is a Lindt dark chocolate bunny, I have a passion for those little eggs that you hide in crazy places around the house for…

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April 1, 2018
choc chip cookies

choc chip cookies

I’ve been copping a bit a flack from Georgia and Claudia for the chocolate chip and walnut cookies that I have previously posted. According to them, they should be called chocolate chip and walnut shortbread biscuits because they are more like shortbread with chocolate…

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September 30, 2017
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