Category Archives: cakes and confectionery

Banana and Coconut Bread

Banana and Coconut Bread 2 cups self-raising flour ½ tsp salt ½ cup shredded coconut 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup raw sugar plus a bit to sprinkle 2 ripe bananas mashed 2 eggs beaten ½ cup coconut cream 80g … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake Vs. Sachertorte

In 2008 I visited the Sacher hotel in Vienna, and tried a piece of their famous cake.  With a cup of coffee, a slice cost me 10 Euro, about $NZ25 at the time.   I took a great photo of … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Self Saucing Chocolate Malted Pudding

Slow Cooker Self Saucing Chocolate Malted Pudding Another good use for the slow cooker.  This works well.  If you forget it and let it cook too long, it won’t burn.    The Pudding ½ cup brown sugar 2 cups flour … Continue reading

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Savoury Ham and Cheese Muffins

 (makes 12)  The secret to light fluffy scones, when you are densifying them with cheese, is to add yoghurt. The acid reacts with the self raising flour much more effectively. Ingredients   2½ cups self raising flour ½ cup grated … Continue reading

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Zombie Brain Cake

   My first attempt at a Halloween zombie brain cake. The instructions are here. Not too many choices up here and I am not much on cakes except carrot cake and chocolate cake, so I used a packet vanilla cake … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn and Bacon Chilli Muffins

Ingredients 1 can creamed corn 1 onion finely chopped  1 1/2 cups self raising flour  1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp chilli sambal  1/2 cup grated cheese 1Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup fried bacon pieces 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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