NQN’s Lumberjack Cake

Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I share a mutual love of baking, and about a month or so ago she presented me with a beautiful slab (at the gym, of all places) of what I would later learn was called ‘Lumberjack cake’. This recipe is an original recipe from Lorraine Elliot’s blog Not Quite Nigella, and she was…

Danish Apple Cake + Blog Turns 1!

As the nights become longer and darker, and the air becomes crisper, I tend to find solace in spending more time in the kitchen; absorbing the sweet-scented heat from the toasty oven or inhaling savoury aromas from plumes of steaming pots. While I’m always sad when the stone fruits of summer gradually fade, there is always…

Madeleines

Sometimes when a birthday rolls around and if the friend whose birthday it is doesn’t have a specific item in mind they want, I will bake them something. For the effort that is spent over the course of an afternoon or evening measuring together quite cheap ingredients and turning out something that smells beautiful and…

Caramel Swirl Cheesecake

I saw this recipe a while ago on taste.com.au, and I simply just had to try it. Caramel and cheesecake…two of my favourite sweet things in the world, combined! After looking at the recipe however, I decided to modify it by tossing out the caramel chews component (to be swirled through the cheesecake), as frankly,…

Raspberry Bakewell Tart

So my sister has an office morning tea today for a colleague that is leaving, and earlier in the week she made me an offer, for me to cater for the morning tea and that she would pay me in return. She had a number of requests: nothing with too much chocolate, nothing too sweet…