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Weekend Baking – Almond and Orange Zest Dense Butter Cake

22/09/2017 | By

Want cake, but have no fancy appliances? No worries. All you need is a bowl and a wooden spoon to make my tasty Almond and Orange Zest Dense Butter Cake.

weekend baking almond and orange zest dense butter cake

Spring has been dragging it’s heels somewhat this year. We’ve been getting one or two deliciously sunny days, then a week of cold and wet weather.

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Turkish Bread Recipe

10/02/2017 | By

It’s easy to make these delicious, golden Turkish bread loaves at home – and if you have a Magimix Cook Expert it’s also super-fast!

Recipe for Turkish bread

I arrived home last week from a couple of weeks away and, as usual, my first inclination was to bake. My thoughts turned to a recipe for Turkish bread that I had seen on the Orgasmic Chef food blog. 

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Willunga Almonds – Book Review

13/01/2017 | By

The delightful new book from Wakefield Press, Willunga Almonds by Helen Bennetts, is a great look at the history of almonds in South Australia.

Helen Bennetts new book, Willunga Almonds

Readers who follow my Facebook page will recently have seen a very rare photo of me, taken at the launch of a new South Australian food book, Willunga Almonds (Wakefield Press), by Helen Bennetts. 

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Lavender and Lemon Scones for International Scone Week

12/08/2016 | By

Lavender and Lemon Scones – an elegant take on a delicious baking standard which, along with a good pot of tea, will brighten up a chilly afternoon.

Lavender and Lemon Scones for internat scone week

Once again it’s International Scone Week, a fabulous excuse for carb-loading on these chilly winter days and one I’m more than happy to contribute to with my recipe for Lavender and Lemon Scones.

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Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake

29/04/2016 | By

The weekend is coming up, so it must be time to bake. You can whip up my Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake in no time – but I’ll be busy at Tasting Australia!

recipe for roasted rhubarb shortcake

Things are hotting up here in Adelaide as it’s only three sleeps until our fabulous food festival, Tasting Australia, kicks off.

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Orange and Fennel Processor Shortbread

11/12/2015 | By

This Orange and Fennel Processor Shortbread is another very quick and delicious recipe for your Christmas repertoire.

Orange and Fennel shortbread

There’s only 14 more sleeps to go until the big day and kitchens all around the world are humming. 

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