Recipes

Recipes and guides for baking and more.

Rustic Apple Cake

by Karen Douglas Apples seem to be one of those foods that have had a million myths built up around them. One of my favourites is the story of William Tell. Tell lived in the Swiss town of Altdorf which, at the time, was being subjugated by the Austrians. In order to humiliate the Swiss […] Read more…

Cream Puffs

by Chathurika (Chath) Ginige The last time I was at trivia was quite some time ago, but it happened to coincide with a time in my life when I was working out the kinks in an eclair recipe. As I typically do when working on a recipe I’d read books, websites, magazines and all manner […] Read more…

Anzac Biscuits

by Karen Douglas April 25th marks a day in the Australian and New Zealand calendars that commemorates all those Aussies and Kiwis who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. It was on this day in 1915 that the Australian and NZ Army corps (ANZACS) first fought together, as they landed on […] Read more…

Chocolate, Almond and Cherry Cake

by Karen Douglas The cherry is an amazing fruit full of antioxidants and phytonutrients; it’s practically a “super food”. I could start by telling you some facts about the cherry, for example, cherry pits were found in stone age caves or that settlers took the cherry to America in the 1600’s or that the world production of cherries […] Read more…

Rose and Pistachio Cupcakes

by Karen Douglas It’s always nice to try different flavour combinations when making something like the humble cupcake. In this recipe, I have paired the subtle nutty flavour of pistachios with the fragrance of rose water. The pistachio, which is actually a seed rather than a nut, is a member of the cashew family and […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day Brownies

by Chathurika (Chath) Ginige I once had a friend who’d spent some time at college in America. She’d shared a dorm with an American student and remarked that one of the biggest perks of the American love of holidays was the care packages from home. In January there would be a box for New Year, […] Read more…

Rhubarb and Ginger Pudding

by Karen DouglasRhubarb seems to be one of those polarising foods; you either love or hate it. Luckily I love it and when I was a child my mother would harvest rhubarb from the garden, every year, and make stewed rhubarb. She would then team the stewed rhubarb with a large scoop of vanilla ice […] Read more…

Peaches and Cream Eton Mess

by Chathurika (Chath) Ginige Like many people remember the first time they heard a song, I remember the first time I encountered recipes. I can tell you that the Eton Mess and I first crossed paths one weeknight during high school. I was sitting on the sofa, watching Jamie Oliver instead of studying and he […] Read more…

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