Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category

Oat Cookies


I’m lying in bed feeling a little unwell. A sore throat infection thing has attacked me! Poor me. I have endeavoured to comfort myself with food and books. So far I have fallen in love with Henry James via The Portrait of a Lady (it’s one of those books I have borrowed from the library […]

This cake is simply and utterly amazing. The moist, apple texture is divine and it’s perfect dusted with icing sugar and cut into slabs. The recipe came from Deb at Smitten Kitchen and was her mother’s Jewish apple cake recipe. My family has firmly adopted it as their own and it will be reguarly served […]

Sometimes I am seized by a desire to make a certain recipe. These gorgeous puffs were lunch a few days ago, but they would be great for a party. You could even make them half the size if you’re going for the small nibbly look. Ingredients 280g/10 ounces frozen spinach 110g/4 ounces feta cheese, coarsey […]

Chewy Macaroons


These macaroons are more like chewy nougat then traditional macaroons. The magic of them is that the egg whites aren’t whisked… plus they’re gluten free, contain no oil or butter and are a one-bowl cooking affair which makes them just about perfect. To be 100% honest they’re not technically macaroons, their true name is hagdi badam […]

Yesterday was Australia Day! In true Aussie style there was a massive barbecue at my friend’s house, a giant paddling pool, lots of beer and the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown booming in the background (it’s the biggest music poll in the world – searching for the best songs of 2009). I took a couple of salads, […]

I love, love, love this cake. I made it on a Tuesday afternoon before I went to a friend’s house for an night of old movies. Unfortunately we didn’t watch the 1954 Barefoot Contessa, instead it was Casablanca and An Affair to Remember. Gorgeous anyway. Ingredients 225g or 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at […]