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Archive for the 'Baking' Category

Hot Cross Bun Recipe – from the archives

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Last year I posted my Hot Cross Bun recipe, and developed a vegan version I’m happy with. It’s that time of year again so here they are again. Make buns, not war.

Royal Melbourne Show Baking Competition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Some of you may know that for the last three years I’ve entered into the baking competition of the Royal Melbourne Show. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what prompted me to enter, but gaining a “commendation” for my sponge sandwich entry in my first year, with the third sponge I’d ever baked, was […]

Cherry and Almond Burnt-Butter Torte – Recipe

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

This delicious torte is actually pretty easy to make, and works well with frozen or preserved cherries, but is perhaps best in the middle of cherry season. The fresh local juicy cherries that I buy from the Farmers’ Markets were my inspiration to try this recipe. That and I almost always have all the ingredients I need […]