Cake

Turquoise Layer Cake

Turquoise Layer Cake

  I’ve always loved seeing photos of sliced layer cakes that have graduating shades of colour in the layers and I’ve always wanted to make one.  I decided Annabella could help me, and I started by making a dose of a very basic madeira cake […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of lemon desserts and felt that every blog should have a poppy seed cake recipe.  Today was a rather indulgent day in the kitchen, taking this very classic recipe and giving it quite a facelift!  I will confess that […]

Lamington Layer Cake

Lamington Layer Cake

After making 120 little Lamington squares for ANZAC Day, I didn’t manage to eat one.  My friends Carla and Maria were also saying that the Lamingtons disappeared too quickly, so it was then that I decided maybe I should make us all one big layered Lamington […]

Fruit Mince Chocolate Brownies

Fruit Mince Chocolate Brownies

I love a chocolate brownie, and I haven’t had one for years.  I love the crisp ‘crust’ on top, and adore the fudgy centre. As you know,  I’m also a lover of Christmas Fruit Mince  and as luck would have it,  I still have quite […]

Flourless Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

Flourless Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

When I make this cake, I rarely tell anybody that there is beetroot as one of the main ingredients until after they have tasted it. Then, when they are saying how delicious it is, I tell them about the beetroot, and enjoy looking at the […]

Chocolate, Toffee & Peanut Butter Tart

Chocolate, Toffee & Peanut Butter Tart

If you are planning on starting all good things after the Epiphany (which is when all good intentions begin in Italy, after the Befana), I suggest that before you start that diet, if you plan on sinning a little beforehand, you may as well sin […]

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

I wasn’t planning on making a Christmas Cake this year, and only really decided to do so the night I returned to Rome from Florence. I think I was feeling guilty, and even though Joseph probably won’t even taste it, I have this need to create ‘food […]

(Christmas) Baked Cheesecake

(Christmas) Baked Cheesecake

Don’t think that you can’t use any of your favourite dessert recipes to celebrate Christmas Day.  A little bit of imaginative decoration can see any cake or dessert dressed up sufficiently to pass any Christmas celebration dress code! My friend Mia asked me for a […]

Banana Cake

Banana Cake

Although there are many recipes that fill me with nostalgia for my childhood, one that reminds me of my mother instantly is Banana Cake.  Often we would have Banana Cake waiting for us after school, for afternoon tea,  still warm from the oven.  My father […]

Banana, Prune & Walnut Loaf

Banana, Prune & Walnut Loaf

Banana Bread.  Banana Loaf.  Banana Cake.  Some people will tell you there is no difference between them, that they just have different names.  I like to think that Banana Bread is more ‘bread’ like (meaning you can eat it with a slather of butter), whilst […]