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Old Fashioned Apple Crumble

An old-fashioned crumble is a timeless classic. In this recipe, the humble apple is heightened to golden buttery goodness. The old-fashioned apple crumble is quick to made and easily adapted into a gluten free version using almond meal. ... 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 snow. That is what smells like Christmas.   I find it wise and light to not indulge much in the weeks leading up to the sill... Read More >>

Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle

I miss winter. I really do. Even more so because spring is stuck in a limbo not being able to decide whether to warm up or stay cool. Winter this year was even more exciting than previous years because I discovered to my absolute glee a herbivorous creature called Mr. Periwinkle. Now before you all think that I've lost my marbles, let me assure you that Mr. Periwinkle is a dapper purple carrot and he does indeed exist in the bustling lanes o... Read More >>

Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

A recipe doesn't have to come from a fancy schmancy cookbook to be really good. Take this recipe for a gorgeous coffee crumble cake that I found in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I just can't resist a simple recipe. What makes a simple recipe? Simple ingredients, fewer ingredients, no nonsense approach to cooking (no mixing wet ingredients with dry ingredients dramas, ... Read More >>

Buttermilk Banana Walnut Bread

As bakers, we underestimate the value of having a frozen loaf of a delicious cake or bread in the freezer. A frozen slab of something spongy and fluffy, just waiting to be heated or toasted in the oven will cure those midday blues and save your skin when you have to magically conjure up a treat for unexpected guests late one evening.  In addition to vowing to replenish my cookie jar every week with freshly baked cookies, I have decided to... Read More >>