Tag Archives: baking

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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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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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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