Category Archives: cakes and confectionery

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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Xanthan

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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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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