Cake

Persimmon Cake

Persimmon Cake

This is often called ‘Persimmon Bread’.  It does resemble a ‘banana bread’ in that it’s baked in a loaf tin, and there isn’t any luscious, creamy frosting on top, but this recipe seems more like a cake.  It is very sweet, plus I also added […]

Pavlova

Pavlova

While I’ve posted the recipe for my Mini Pavlovas and also for a Pavlova Roulade on my blog, I have definitely been amiss in not posting a good Pavlova recipe.  My mother made the best Pavlova ever, and sadly I’m not 100% sure of her […]

Flourless Chocolate, Orange & Almond Cake

Flourless Chocolate, Orange & Almond Cake

I first made this cake when I had to come up with a Gluten Free alternative for a wedding cake.  It is dense and rich like any flourless chocolate cake and the bittersweet orange taste is a perfect companion to the sweetness of the sugar […]

Crostata di Ricotta e Visciole – Ricotta & Sour Cherry Tart

Crostata di Ricotta e Visciole – Ricotta & Sour Cherry Tart

  ‘Visciole’ are sour cherries often used in tarts in Italy, particularly in Rome.  Crostata di ricotta and visciole is a dessert that belongs to Roman Jewish traditions, and if you ever pass through the Jewish Ghetto in Rome, you really should make sure that you taste […]

Valentines Day Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Valentines Day Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Valentines Day is a great excuse to bake something decadent for those you love, and you don’t have to limit yourself to just spoiling your partner, or lover….. Valentines Day is a day to demonstrate your love and gratitude to all your loved ones, be that children, parents, […]

My Mother’s Luxurious Christmas Cake

My Mother’s Luxurious Christmas Cake

This is probably one of my most cherished recipes.  If I close my eyes and inhale the aromas exuding from this cake, I can take myself back in time and imagine my mother lovingly unwrapping her Christmas Cake to feed it with brandy in the lead […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I am welcoming Autumn this year by celebrating the pumpkin, which is one of my favourite vegetables.  I love it in the many ways it can be cooked, both savoury and sweet recipes.  So whether you love a comforting bowl of Pumpkin Soup or a traditional American Pumpkin […]

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

This recipe was one from my mother’s repertoire, and the page it’s written on in my recipe book is the dirtiest page in the whole book.  It shares the page with the Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding… and between the two the cocoa smudged pages are a […]

Matcha Tea Cupcakes

Matcha Tea Cupcakes

These cupcakes are delicious! (If I do say so myself)!  This recipe is more sweet than the Matcha Roll Cake recipe, especially with the buttercream on top and it’s more of a normal cake consistency.  I loved the buttercream with matcha added, the flavour was […]

Matcha Tea Cake Roll

Matcha Tea Cake Roll

I have long been intrigued by desserts made using the delicate and beautifully green Matcha Tea powder.  I tasted a matcha cake when I was in Australia earlier this year, and I loved how the tea flavour was infused into the cake,  kind of like […]