Author Archives: kathandkate

Passionfruit Mallow Pie

This deliciously retro dessert includes a frightening number of my most commonly avoided baking tasks – I’m still amazed that I even attempted it. It included the following: Pastry – Temperamental. Fiddly. Precision required. Avoid at all costs. Anything gelatine … Continue reading

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Baked Apricots

Well hello there 2016. I’m just emerging from a paradise of good food, good wine, good travel and really great company. The extended festive season was incredibly festive this time around and it’s sad to see it end. Over the … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plum Pudding

As Melbourne swelters through 41 degrees today, this post comes at a good time. Christmas lunch at Nana’s was always a roast. No matter how high the mercury reached all 16 of us would squish into her house with our … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Spice Biscuits

Some of my most vivid memories of my childhood are spending Christmas in Gunbower with my Nana and Pop. Each Christmas Eve Santa would drive around Gunbower’s streets in the town’s fire engine. All the children would run out to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Rum Slice

Rum. It sometimes feels as though I can barely¬†turn a page¬†in Nana’s books without seeing this word printed or scrawled. I could probably dedicate a whole blog to the rum based recipes in Nana’s books (and could guarantee that they … Continue reading

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Got the Munchies?

Deliciously Ugly. This Picnic chocolate bar tag is most appropriate for these biscuits. No, you will not wow anyone with their appearance. But there is a reason why they have been dubbed ‘Munchies’ – they are delicious. I made these … Continue reading

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Banana Slice

Judging from the empty cake stand, this slice is a real winner! Continue reading

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