Category Archives: Cakes/Biscuits/Slices

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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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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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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Ricotta Tart with a Chocolate Crust

This recipe comes from a cookbook I have owned and loved for years – Tessa Kiros’ beautifully presented Falling Cloudberries. I also love her book Apples for Jam. They are full of wonderful family recipes – warm and homely, and the sorts … Continue reading

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Nigella-Style Nutella Cheesecake – Gluten Free

Nigella Lawson created this cheesecake, which she accurately describes as ‘embarrassingly easy’. My version is gluten free – using a french meringue base instead of a biscuit base – as it was made for a work birthday party that included … Continue reading

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Swiss Meringue

I love eggs and we use a lot of them in our house. And, for some reason, we often end up with surplus egg whites. They freeze well, so I put them in little containers in the freezer with the … Continue reading

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