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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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Sweet Saturdays – Traditional Icelandic Cake

A sweet treat for the weekend. Something quick, easy to make and delicious to eat. And what’s more – it is traditional! What could be better? Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? – Salmon [Fiesta Friday]

Succumbing as my family are to the cravings they feel in the late afternoons, they drift out to the kitchen, one by one, muttering the daily question, “What’s for dinner, Mum?” [ At this point, I have to steel myself and feign deafness, [clearly unsuccessfully], as I am always asked a second time, “What’s for dinner?” Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tuesday – Yema Cake

Juhls at the Not So Creative Cook posted a recipe that had me intrigued: Yema Cake with a condensed milk frosting. – That sounds different, I thought! A traditional cake from the Philippines: great! I have made butter icing, royal … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins with Brown sugar

We must take advantage of blueberries when they are in season. They are cheap as chips and so good for you, protecting against diseases and ageing, as well as helping to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which is excellent if … Continue reading

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Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway

Traditional Waffles from the West Coast of Norway – so deilicous. Try to just have one – I dare you! Continue reading

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Oh so Light Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon is really good for your health and this is a delicious way to increase one’s cinnamon intake. This cake is as light as a sponge, and will blow you away! Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tuesdays – Danish Spice Cake

I apologize in advance if you resent, dislike or even hate this post, due to the possible addictive properties of this recipe. As if the aroma of ginger and ‘Christmas spices wasn’t enough, your tastebuds will be screaming out for more than just one slice! But read on and you’ll discover that this cake recipe is not all bad, and it also has many health benefits from the spices it contains, and can actually help with weight control, and a variety of digestive ailments. Using a probiotic yoghurt will also increase the benefits of a slice or two of Danish Spice Cake….. Continue reading

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Scones with Tea – A Morning Tradition

In my husband’s family, it is a tradition to have morning tea. That is, a cup of hot tea with a scone, or two, with butter or jam. My husband’s paternal grandmother was a brilliant farmhouse cook and used an old wood burning stove; one that was without thermostat, temperature gauge. And everything was cooked to perfection. Wouldn’t we all love that skill? I am going to share a simple and ‘NEVER FAIL,’ Family recipe, (and variations), so that your kitchen will RULE when it comes to morning teas. Continue reading

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Lemon and Ricotta Ring Cake

There are many Italian cake recipes but this one has to be one of my favorites…. It is delicious, quick, easy and with the exception of ricotta cheese, you probably have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. Thanks … 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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Apple and Cinnamon Bread

Delicious and nutritious apple and cinnamon cake you can make in a jiffy We all know how good apples are for you. An apple a day…. etc. but did you know Cinnamon is also beneficial, not to say, delicious and … Continue reading

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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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Chocolate Brownies – so Quick and Easy ‘No-Nuts’ Recipe

This is a very easy recipe,  one you really can’t muck it up, even if you add the ingredients together in the wrong order. It takes around an hour from start to finish, including time for cooling out of the … Continue reading

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Creating The Perfect Cookie/Biscuit

Do you feel frustrated when your home-baked cookies/biscuits are too hard, too soft, way-too-spread-out, or hard enough to use as a baseball in the back yard? My investigations into the blight on the Home Baker, summarised below, were sourced from … Continue reading

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