Monthly Archives: October 2010

Our daily family bread

This recipe is posted especially for my sisters-in-law, Eve and Eliza, pictured above with my daughter Madeleine. Eve recently expressed an interest in baking bread – what a wonderful thing to do! It saddens me at times that we live … Continue reading

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Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Jewish Rye Bread

Rose Levy Beranbaum is a wonderful cook. She is probably most well known as a master of cakes, and author of the best-selling book The Cake Bible. However, she also makes extraordinary bread. A couple of weeks ago I baked … Continue reading

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The calzone. My new best friend. Preheat oven to 240°C. Take a 200g piece of bread dough (I’ll post my standard bread dough recipe in a few days) and flatten it out – with fingers and hands or with a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

I love marmalade, British oddity that it is. So my mother, ever eager to please, gave me a jar of seville orange marmalade that had been sitting unopened in her pantry for several years. A 1kg jar. Lover of the … Continue reading

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Pancakes with Pear and Earl Grey Tea Jam and Apple Compote

To celebrate my return to family life – and, just possibly, an indicator of guilt for leaving them to fend for themselves for a long weekend while I gallivanted around Melbourne – I made pancakes. Actually, I made them three … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pudding

I don’t know what possessed me to make roast beef with yorkshire puddings when my whole family was suffering from gastro. It wasn’t the best choice for them, but it was a brilliant choice for me. Normally, my children are … Continue reading

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Birthday Cakes for Celeste

A birthday cake needs to be something special. Something to convey a sense of occasion to guests and to tell the birthday girl or boy that they are valued and loved. For my sister Celeste and her party of 20 friends, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Bakery Tour #1

I love Melbourne – city of my childhood and then, later, city of my university years. A town of laneways, independent labels, amazing coffee and food, culture, sport… It is a city that hides, its treasures need to be sought … Continue reading

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Armitage Auction Find

I love a good auction. A couple of weeks ago I popped away from my desk and took my lunch break at Armitage Auctions. I had spied a set of five cute retro coloured bowls in a random box of … Continue reading

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Pear and Walnut Streusel Cake

A cake for my father. While I usually associate pears and walnuts with Autumn, and days when you need to feel warmed, I felt inspired to make this cake. The burnished gold buerre bosc pears in our fruit bowl beckoned… … Continue reading

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