Category Archives: Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake

Picky about Pikelets – Anzac Day Traditions

Teatime? Try a quick mix pikelet. They may not be the smashed avocado on sourdough, or the fashionable Baci, but they taste seriously good, especially when served warm with topping. Very Australian! Perfect for Anzac Day traditions and treats. Continue reading

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Everything gives you Cancer?

This information came into my inbox from Marine Essentials Vitamin products. Some of this I was aware of, and some of it, I wasn’t. There are so many forms of Cancer, and each of it a separate disease in itself, so the best thing we can do is follow a varied diet, with all things in moderation.

In the interests of sharing information, that is important to others, as is one of the aims of this blog, I am posting this information here. I am not in the business of scaremongering, yet, reading the following information does give you more “food” for thought: Continue reading

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Danish Spice Cake – an Australian Perspective

I so love using cinnamon in home baking as it is so good for you. So when Tidious Ted at Recipereminiscing posted this recipe just before Christmas, I jumped a the chance to make it. Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Recipe – One Batch, Five Different Cookies

I am used to being the sole cook in the kitchen, yet Christmas is always frenetic. There is more people in the house, more to do, more excited conversation, more spontaneity, and thus ever more distractions. This is not conducive to concentrating on the task at hand: i.e. to make seven varieties of cookies following several recipes at once. Adhering to Christmas traditions often mean cooking at least seven different types of biscuits or cookies, for the ‘Juletide’ feast. In today’s fast paced lifestyle, time-poor families need some kind of shortcut if they are to maintain these age-old customs and it was an error or serendipity that created an opportunity to make that happen. This recipe makes at least three, if not four, types of cookies, from the one mix, reducing the workload in the kitchen. [See recipe below.] Continue reading

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake with White Chocolate

Raspberries are claimed to be the World’s healthiest foods containing massive amounts of Vitamin C, possess anti-cancer properties as well as the ability to counteract obesity. With that in mind, this delicious cake recipe, with a few alterations, was prepared: Continue reading

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Orange and Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Delicious with a cuppa!!! And cinnamon is good for you, and tastes great, right?

Orange and Cinnamon Cake Mix
Make up now or freeze to bake later

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Recipe – Lemon Madeira Excellence

  Ingredients 220g butter 3/4 cup caster sugar zest of  lemons 3 eggs 1  1/3 cup Self Raising flour and make up to 2 cups with Plain flour 1/4 cup lemon juice some additional sugar, (extra)  Method. Cream the butter … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Tempting

Temptation is everywhere. So what to pick for Ailsa’s travel theme for this week….. Smorgastarta in Sweden: Retail therapy in Australia’s designer outlet: Bakery treats in Munich, Germany: Paella from Spain: Sweets in Zurich, Switzerland Kransekake in Norway or Bungee … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

The Daily Post set us the challenge of finding images that would tell a three-picture story – storytelling with images: An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another. A detail: a … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Danish Pebernødder

Another Christmas recipe from the wonderful blog of My Danish Kitchen. I tried this recipe the morning. Apart from the usual problem of getting biscuits to brown in this new oven, I altered the recipe by adding some perlsukker ( … Continue reading

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Orange Cranberry Bread

Another mouth watering recipe I will make when I return home

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Shortbread – Goodbye Westinghouse

At hideous expense and much procrastination, the new oven is installed. My bestest mate the Westinghouse died after 27 years of dedicated service and the odd burnt offering. Now a Westinghouse mark II has come along. Chosen because of its … Continue reading

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Kitchen tip of the Week

Flour Power If you have forgotten to label your containers of white flour, don’t worry. Put a teaspoon from each container into a cup of water. Self-Raising flour will bubble to the surface and plain flour will not.  (Self raising … Continue reading

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Lemons – Acidic, alkalinising, and Awesome! Lemon Cake Recipes

Which recipe will reign supreme? Experience the benefits of Lemons, in cakes and biscuits. Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Theme: Sweet

The sweetest things in life are baked pastry treats, well except for my daughter, she is so sweet too. Some delicious bakery treats from Munich, Germany at Christmas time. At the Reichart cafe, there is a wonderful coffee shop upstairs, … Continue reading

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