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chocolate banana muffins

The boys had a couple of mates stay over last night, and I decided to surprise them with a  batch of these super easy chocolatey-banana muffins for breakfast.  The recipe comes from Nigella’s blog, but …

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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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double chocolate choc chip banana cake

My two all time favourite ingredients when it comes to baking cakes are chocolate and bananas, especially when the bananas are sweet and over ripe.  This decadent recipe is from www.smittenkitchen.com and I love the way …

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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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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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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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a really lovely pear cake

I love having friends and family over for dinner and more than anything I enjoy ending the meal with a super scrumptious desert.  I’m always on the look out for a tasty fool proof recipe …

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