Baking & Sweets
17.09.2007 Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake
I first began making this cake as a teenager in the 1970's and it's still a favourite in my household. It doesn't take quite as long to bake as some of the richer fruit cakes but it's moist, delicious and very simple to make.
31.08.2007 Orange Syrup Cake
This recipe is adapted from another syrup cake recipe I have, basically to make it simpler. This is a good dessert recipe, particularly over the winter months when citrus is abundant and delicious. Serve warm with natural yoghurt...
30.07.2007 Best Ever Banana Cake
I've cooked many banana cakes over the years but this is the best recipe I've used. It's adapted from a Stephanie Alexander recipe but I've cut down the saturated fat and the sugar content.
28.07.2007 Lime Syrup Cake
From May until about February each year we have an abundance of limes. This cake is a perfect way to use some of them. Serve with homemade vanilla ice cream or natural yoghurt.
24.07.2007 Pumpkin Fruitcake
Looking for a recipe to use leftover pumpkin? This is a fruitcake with a difference. Use any combination of dried fruit that you prefer.
24.07.2007 Rhubarb Cake
This is one of the nicest ways to use rhubarb, and it can be served as a slice of cake, or with custard, yoghurt or cream as a dessert. The rosewater complements the rhubarb beautifully.
02.06.2007 Date & Orange Slice
This is a stunning combination of dates and oranges wrapped up in a slice base and a crumble topping. Serve as a dessert with homemade ice cream.