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mere trifle

    Even when you bake for a living, you'll still stuff up the occasional batch of cakes. Unfortunately when I stuff up a batch of cakes it's not usually, you know, one tray of twelve cup cakes.     This is a blueberry teacake. I make lots of them. […]

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Cake of Sunday: Simple Butter Cake To Save The Day

You could call it Butter Cake. Or perhaps, in our house today, it could be Grumpy Cake. Three-Year-Old-Tears Cake. Cracking-it-big-time Cake. A day that was barely held together by the occassional incredible feat of horsepower-led ingenuity (below)… (doesn't everyone move incredibly expensive commercial ovens like this? Huh. That was the […]

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vegan chocolate cake for those of little faith (me)

The Sunday afternoon picnic cake for today was destined to be vegan, given the invitation to our beautiful friends Greg and Jan's place.  A vegan cake? No eggs? No butter? No milk? What would make it rise?  I, predictably, googled it madly. There were a whole bunch of recipes, SOME […]

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Honey cake, no refined sugar, sweeet!

  I've been thinking a lot lately about carefully curated online images. About Facebook specifically, and how I think it might be making people lonely and sad. We can't blame Facebook entirely, in every life there's a standard and someone who is exceeding it. There's a grapevine and someone's on […]

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cake of sunday

I had a bit of a moment last week. Tilly, at bedtime one night, looked me in the eye and said, this family is so busy. Always busy. We never do anything together. Nothing fun. You say we're going on a family adventure then we go to the Co-op.  Well.  […]

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Cake of Monday: Grandma’s Sponge

  We'll need a trip to Auntie Narelle and the return of my Dad to fact-check this, but I'm pretty certain this is it. This is the champion sponge. It's incredibly light, it's got flavour, and it's moist. It's everything you want in a sponge (if you take them as […]

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Cake of Monday: In Search of Grandma’s Sponge

My Grandma on my Dad's side was a champion sponge cake maker. Not a Royal Easter Show-type champion, but a Berry Show regular First. A sponge beloved by all who ate it. And remembered today, for heaven's sake. Is there likely to be anything you make that people will remember […]

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Cake of Monday

  I apologise. I didn't make a cake today. Instead, I made 48 jars of jams and compotes to take to the Gerringong and Kiama Seaside markets this weekend. After all that jam I couldn't face cake baking.  But because I'm dead keen on a cake date, I thought I'd […]

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banana devil muffins

No, not as in devilishly naughty. Laced with devil may care brandy? Nope. Not even a crack about wickedly excellently tasting. Couldn't tell you that.  Because I HATE BANANAS.  Kind of like I hate spiders. And the overwhelming smell of nasty chemically deodorant in a lift. And people who don't […]

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how not to cook lamingtons

It's Australia Day here today. For about a year Henry has constantly asked (when eating just about anything), 'is this Australian food? Can we eat it on Australia Day?' I woke up with other things to do today but how could I not make lamingtons? Never made them before. Not […]

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