Baking

Baking deliciousness... mmmm...

  • Banana bread with cream cheese swirl

    So, I know I warned you that I make a lot of cheesecake – and this (technically) isn’t cheesecake, but it might as well be.  It’s the most delicious combination of cheesecake with banana bread (or cake – whatever you want to call it). Ingredients Banana bread/cake: 125g butter (melted) 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4…

  • Rocky road

    Rocky Road

    I can’t eat whole nuts, so I generally just don’t eat nuts at all because there’s a fine line between what I can eat and what will make me sick (I’m not anaphylactic, but it’s not pleasant).  What I can get away with (luckily) is eating foods that may contain traces of nuts.  However, I know that this is not the…

  • White chocolate cheesecake

    So this is what I use as my base (not baked) chocolate cheesecake recipe.  It has a simple flavour and it is easily adjustable to make several variants, which I am sure you will see a few of in later blog posts. Ingredients Base: 250g plain chocolate cookies (I use Arnott’s chocolate ripple) 100g melted butter Cheesecake filling: 375g cream…

  • Baked Chai Cheesecake

    So I have this policy at work where I tell my team mates that they can pick any type of cake they want for their birthday and I will make it.  It’s never actually backfired yet, but there have been a few times where I think they just like to test me.  Case in point – E asked me if…

  • Cheesy Chicken Macaroni

    So, I have this amazing recipe for a simple chicken pasta, that’s a bit like macaroni cheese (the Aussie version – I have not tried the US version).  I was gifted it by a friend, and up to this point, I still have it as a photo of a handwritten recipe, which is what I use to cook it (when…

  • Nan’s Rock Cakes

    My grandmother taught me to bake when I was a child.  I remember going to her house after school and on weekends (she was a substitute babysitter) and we would bake all kinds biscuits, cakes and slices.  Mostly these were sold at the local church fête, or for the Country Women’s Association (CWA). One of her most famous baked items…

  • Mini Baked Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes

    I love cheesecake.  There’s likely going to be a lot of cheesecake recipes on here.  I’m just preparing you now. I found a recipe online for lemon blueberry cheesecake, but when I made it, the whole thing just fell apart.  It was a disaster.  And that was the last time I actually followed a recipe instead of making my own.…