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greek yoghurt double choc muffins

  INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain flour 1/2  cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 3/4  tsp baking soda dash of cinnamon 1/4  tsp salt 1/3  cup dark choc chips and 1/3 cup white choc chips 2 eggs 1/2  cup  Greek yogurt 1/2 cup  low-fat milk 1/4 cup grape …

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chocolate chiffon cake

I am completely obsessed with Chiffon cakes.  In fact the last 3 cakes I have baked have all been fluffy, moist chiffon cakes.  I remember my mother making these cakes when we lived in South …

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merelyn’s mum’s custard chiffon cake

I don’t know Merelyn’s mum and I don’t really know Merelyn either.  But last weekend I decided to make Merelyn’s mum’s custard chiffon cake.  I had been told it is an amazing recipe.   Now …

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Zucchini cake

Don’t get fooled by the name of this cake.  It is really moist, lovely and sweet and very moorish.  I was sourcing cake recipes that I could use with the preschool children I teach, and …

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banana bread

One of the first cookbooks I ever owned is called “The New International Goodwill Recipe Book”.  It was published by the Johannesburg women Zionist League and was given to me by my lovely grandmother.  The cookbook …

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christmas cupcakes

 I just love this time of year……….I love the songs, the lights and the busyness of Christmas time.  And the best part is that I can enjoy this time with my family and special people, …

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orange and almond syrup cake

Don’t you just love eating almonds, raw or roasted, and its great to know that these nuts are actually quite good for us.  The healthy fat in almonds has been proven to reduce LDL or …

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granny’s apple slice

This delicious slice is for those that believe the best recipes are found in their grandmothers hand written recipe books….while googling for something new to bake, I found this little beauty…….”granny’s apple slice” ready to …

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little fruit tea cakes

Today, I wanted to make something easy for the boys to eat when they came home from school.  So I looked through a Donnah Hay recipe book and decided on making some little tea cakes. …

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chocolate fruit cake for christmas

I just love this time of year…..I love the sparkle, the festivities, the merriment of christmas and the laziness that closes out the year.  And some time during the first week of each December, I …

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fluffy and moist chocolate cake

What better time than a birthday for fluffy moist chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate ganache and decorated with white choc curls.  well that is what we had for the boys 17th. The cake recipe …

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sticky cherry and orange cake

Sydney spring time and the first box of cherries sells at auction to raise money for charity. This year as cherry season approaches, the first box of cherries sold for $65,000.  And I know many …

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crumbly olive oil, pear and rosemary cake

I haven’t posted anything for quite a while.  Its not that I haven’t been busy in my kitchen, its just that I seem to be making the same dishes over and over again.  Nothing exciting …

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Toffee dimpled nectarine and pear cake

My fruit bowl is almost empty.  The only fruit in sight are 2 nectarines that I think might have just past their use by date, and a sad looking pear……So the question is what to …

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easiest apple cake

Everybody needs a cake recipe that is not only easy peasy, but can be thrown together at a moments notice and the end result is guaranteed to be yummy. Well this is mine………..it is so …

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