Category Archives: Baking

Breakfast Granola for Warmer Mornings

Warmer weather calls for a different sort of breakfast. The porridge we have been eating for months on end must give way – but I want to keep oats involved because they provide such a healthy start to the day … Continue reading

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One-Bowl-Wonder Semolina and Yoghurt Cake

In the north of Tasmania this past week, we have been battered by relentless heavy rain and gusting winds – definitely the wildest weather of the winter. No horsey fun for me unfortunately. But if only that was the worst … Continue reading

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Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

I am always planning and plotting my next cake. On Sunday night, I made the lemon and poppyseed cake for school lunch box treats. But I knew that would be gobbled within about two days so on my lunch break … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Cream

This chocolate mousse is rich. So rich, that you need the extra cream to cut through the richness of the chocolate. Berries – or a tart coulis go well and small servings are required. I made this mousse to take … Continue reading

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

Sunday night preparations for the start of the working week, for me, usually include baking a loaf of bread for Monday school lunches and making some sort of cake/slice as a lunch box treat. Not to mention the folding of … Continue reading

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Stefano de Pieri’s Family Lemon Cake

When my husband and I hooked up as uni students living in the same share house on Lygon Street in North Carlton in the early-mid noughties (you can just hear the phrase reverberating – ahh, those were the days…) we … Continue reading

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Stephanie Alexander’s Quick Apple Cake

This recipe comes from one of my favourite cook books – Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion. Of all my cook books, it is probably the one I turn to most frequently.  This cake is one I have made numerous times. … Continue reading

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Spinach & Ricotta Pie

A very simple pie – but a good one at this time of year, when spinach and silverbeet are so vigorous in the garden. And not a bad way of getting iron-rich greens into children’s resistant little tummies. Bunch of … Continue reading

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Anzac Day and Honeyed Anzac Biscuits

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” (Laurence Binyon, “For the … Continue reading

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Quince Cake & Homesteader Kitchen Wishlist

Still working my way through the Urban Farming Tasmania quinces… Here is a quince cake that I made for afternoon tea at home today. I work in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania and one … Continue reading

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