Category Archives: cakes and confectionery


It is a little known fact that unlike almost all canned products, sweetened condensed milk is not cooked in a retort.  If it was cooked it would become caramel.  It is made from pasteurised condensed milk and sugar that is … Continue reading

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Caramel Experiment

There was a post on Facebook suggesting an easy way to make powdered caramel from sugar was to bake sugar in the oven at a relatively low temperature for a long time.   I hypothesised that it should therefore be possible … Continue reading

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Mini Cupcakes

Existential Comics‏ @existentialcoms Jan 22   wrote:  Why do online recipes start with like a two page intro about what was going on in the author’s life when they made the food? . I don’t care about your summer in Tuscany, tell me … Continue reading

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Banana Cake.

Banana cake my way For my 66th birthday yesterday I baked myself a Birthday Banana Cake. I tweaked the famous old Edmonds Cookbook recipe to accommodate my personal taste, and what I had available in the pantry.  The cake came out … Continue reading

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I ordered some gluten and rice flour on line. The gluten is so I can experiment with improving my breadmaking.   There is only plain flour available locally and I don’t need to constantly to go on an expedition to Kununurra … Continue reading

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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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