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Choc chip cookies four ways

One of the many cook books in my collection is the beautiful, but sadly rarely used, A Piece of Cake by Leila Lindholm.  As the title suggests it’s full of gorgeous sweet treats, biscuits, cakes, tarts, muffins and breads.  It … Continue reading

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What does a baker do when she can’t bake?

So after struggling to deal with a finicky oven for the best part of two months it has now reached new levels.  Every time I use the fan forced function I short out the electricity to the whole house.  Oh … Continue reading

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Sour Dough, YAY!

Yes, after over a week of tending my sour dough starter, nervously checking it each morning hoping that what looked like sticky, bubbly gloop would actually transform itself, with a bit of assistance from me, into wonderful sour dough bread. … Continue reading

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Science in the Kitchen

Science is not usually my thing and understanding chemical reactions is generally beyond my comprehension, but this week it seems science forced it way in and got me thinking and experimenting. The first sign was the collection of plastic containers … Continue reading

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The baking is back….. finally

One of my own personal goals for while I’m not working outside the house is to make sure I have a ready supply of home made baked goods.  Before now I used to be constantly caught out when we had … Continue reading

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Hot Splodge Buns

It’s has been months since I did any sort of bread baking.  I guess it’s one of those things that disappears from my to-do list as soon as things get a little busy, which has definitely been happening lately.  This … Continue reading

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Weekend Outings

I feel like I have had the most indulgent week, the first for a long time.  With Miss Two staying with my parents I was able to do quite a few things that I usually don’t get a chance to … Continue reading

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Retro Cooking – Sponge Cake

It’s been a while since I took up the retro cooking theme and even longer since I attempted a bit of retro baking.  If you’ll remember the last challenge I conquered was scone baking and by all accounts these were … Continue reading

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Retro Cooking – Scones

I thought it was about time I got back into the retro cooking and what better occasion than an afternoon tea with some really great friends from high school.  Most of these girls were travelling from various country Victorian towns … Continue reading

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Retro Cooking – Bread Making

With six days before my due date and with a painfully sore and aching back, what did I decide to do yesterday during several precious hours alone in the house?  Try my hand at bread making, of course.  It seems … Continue reading

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