December 2011


2011 In Pictures And The Impact Food Photography Award

Revellers are gathering in this part of the world as Australia prepares to ring in 2012 ahead of countries trailing behind the International Date Line. After a very Merry Christmas indeed, our New Year's Eve promises to be blissfully low key with a bowl of popcorn, a showing of Tooth Fairy with the kids on television... Read More >>

Cook Republic Files – Favourites December 2011

I am loving so many things this month. I definitely have eggs on my mind and red, black and white. Maybe it is a Christmas thing ... you know? with all the baking and the colours. Hope this eclectic mix of foodie items inspire your creativity the way they inspire mine.   1. Everything Stops For Tea Framed... Read More >>

Milk Bundt Cake

  Earlier this year I embarked on The Great Kitchenaid Challenge. I have owned a dear little frail looking Phillips hand mixer for ten years now. It has been my steady companion in all of my baking triumphs and tribulations. It is faded, has food stains (no, I can't be bothered to wipe it every time! I think it... Read More >>

Festive Walnut Babushka Cake

  Christmas baking is all about sugar and spice that appeals to both naughty and nice. Okay, I agree. That was cheesy. Even for me. But I love sugar and spice with the fervour of usage increasing dramatically during the festive season. A dash of nutmeg, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dusting of sugar as fine as s... Read More >>