Category Archives: Cakes and Slices

Tuna Slice

My Aunt Cathy is a great baker. She makes the most wonderful scones and cakes! So when my Dad’s family get together she’s got the sweets nailed. For our latest afternoon tea I had an urge to bake and was … Continue reading

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Ginger Slice

This is one of Nana’s little handwritten recipes. Her writing is beautiful, but sometimes hard to read. This is the type of recipe that turns up so often in Nana’s notes. With incredibly simple instructions. So straight forward that they … 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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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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Banana Slice

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

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A Dessert Not To Be Trifled With

Don’t cry over failed sponge.  Make trifle. The aftermath of the Great Sponge Saga was an extra sponge, sadly sitting on the bench looking very rejected. Anyone who knows me well knows that I cannot bear food to be wasted. … Continue reading

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The Sponge Saga

What cake do you bake for someone turning 90? This is the question I asked Mother Dearest. It’s a lot of pressure, they have a life time of cakes to compare yours to. Mother Dearest answered ‘a sponge. Pop loves … Continue reading

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