Warm apple cake with brandy butterscotch sauce

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 13, Dessert Recipe: Warm apple cake with brandy butterscotch sauce Cookbook: AWW Bake How on earth did it become August already? June and July passed by in a blur, and I didn’t spend much (any) time cooking or baking anything blog worthy. Unfortunately, August will be the same – my parents [...]

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 12, Spice

Theme: Spice Recipe: Spiced red lentils with cucumber yoghurt From: Ottolenghi’s Plenty Do you ever have those instances when you have a very firm idea of a dish in your head? You know the ingredients you want, you know what the texture should be like, and you know what it should taste like. It sends [...]

Peanut butter cupcakes

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 11 Theme: Cup Recipe: Peanut butter cupcakes From: Primrose Bakery Cupcakes On to fortnight 11 of the Cookbook Challenge. With the theme being “cup” I pulled out one of my cupcake cookbooks to make peanut butter cupcakes. I had a lightbulb moment when I realised that not only do cupcakes fit [...]

Lemon and blueberry teacakes

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 10 Theme: Blue Recipe: Lemon and blueberry teacakes Cookbook: Ottolenghi I made a big order on Amazon over Easter, picking up cookbooks and food books that had been on my wish list for a while. The free shipping and insanely high Australian dollar was just too tempting to pass up! On [...]

Oat and cherry biscuits

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 9, Theme: Crunchy Recipe: Oat and cherry biscuits aka Big Fat Thin Anzac Biscuits Adapted from: Bourke Street Bakery The Easter holiday this year has been fantastic! For any non-Australians, the Easter weekend coincided with Anzac Day, which meant a five day weekend for most people (or a 10 day weekend [...]

Hot Cross Buns

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 7 Theme: Celebration Recipe: Hot cross buns From: Australian Women’s Weekly Bake We’re backtracking a fortnight to the celebration theme for the Cookbook Challenge, which you may remember I skipped over because I dropped a cake into the sink. Well, I’m back on theme and since it’s Easter, I rather predictably [...]

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 8, Eggs

Theme: Eggs Recipe: Tamago Cookbook: AWW Kitchen On to Fortnight 8 of the Cookbook Challenge, and the theme is “eggs”. I doubt anyone is keeping track, but I’ve skipped the 7th theme, which is “celebration”. I baked a cake for celebration, but I’m not going to post it because it turned out to be a [...]

Chocolate Brownies

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 6 Theme: American Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Cookbook: The Kitchen Diaries The next theme for the Cookbook Challenge is “American” and so I asked my brother, the American food expert in this house, for ideas. He gave me TONS of great ideas, which I then disregarded so I could make brownies. Sorry [...]

Mini lamb pies

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 5 Theme: Outdoors Recipe: Mini lamb pies From: Arabesque Oh no! I’m late for last fortnight’s Cookbook Challenge theme, which was “outdoors”. I cooked my dish, which we took to the Avalon Airshow, but ran out of time to write the post and edit photos. Still, here I am – better [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Fortnight 4, Love

Theme: Love 1st Recipe: Braised beef brisket with chilli and tamarind sauce Cookbook: Blue Ginger 2nd Recipe: Pecan Chai Pie on Cashew Crust Cookbook: Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “love”. Love, love, love. I’m very fortunate in love – I’m married to my best friend and the love [...]

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