nectarine and yoghurt – nectarine, yoghurt, ricotta and polenta cake

The polenta and ricotta are a nice base to steer this away from being a traditional tea cake. Despite the sugar syrup, it is not sickly sweet. It is gluten free, provided your polenta packet doesn’t have any warning signs about being packaged with possible traces of gluten. This title needs explaining! It’s taken from Peaches…

chocolate & cigarettes – chocolate and almond cake

This seductive (like Julia Stone’s voice) chocolate cake recipe is from Stephanie Alexander’s – The Cook’s Companion. It’s an easy cake to make and is not too sweet. It’s a winner for impressive and easy entertaining, particularly if you have guests who are gluten intolerant. To take it to the next level, dust icing sugar over…

banarama

banana cake This is a simple banana cake recipe. I always end up making it when we have bananas in the fruit bowl that are too ripe to enjoy eating or when our stock of these kinds of bananas have piled up in the freezer. I add more banana than the original recipe (The Cook’s…

mandarin man – mandarin and almond cake

This one took awhile to name and the end choice is a little obscure so I wanted to write what the song was. I was driving down to Adelaide to catch up with some good friends, listening to Georgie Fame and In the Meantime comes on. And the lyric I’m gonna be your meantime man made…

tangelo yellow

It’s tangelo season! I love tangelos and so when I saw them appear in my local this week, I had to make this cake. The actual recipe (in Falling Cloudberries – Tessa Kirros) doesn’t call for them, but they make a tasty addition. The recipe is great as it can be a simple and easy…

orange machine

This cake is a beauty for many reasons: It is no fuss and tastes like it is Doesn’t take long to know the recipe by heart It makes the house smell like oranges It is a filling mid morning snack with bonus energy It freezes well in portions Stays and feels fresh for a little…

apple delight – tuscan apple cake

I make a cake a week for morning tea at work. The majority of cakes I make can be portioned and frozen. This week Royal Galas were on special so I made two recipes from ABC Delicious mags. To semi-contradict what I said earlier – one can be portioned and frozen, one is best eaten within…