Bourke Street Bakery Christmas Cake

Republished with Permission. Allam, P and McGuiness, D Bourke Street Bakery Christmas Cake, Murdoch Books, p338-341.  The recipe is not difficult but if you read through it all you will discover you need to start making about 15 weeks ahead of when you plan to have it ready to eat. That being said, when I made it I only fed the cake about four weeks … Continue reading Bourke Street Bakery Christmas Cake

Mascarpone and loganberry chocolate tart

Recently I’ve noticed a berry bush growing near the place I’m living at and on the weekend I picked a bunch of these berries. I thought they were blackberry fruiting couple of months earlier than usual. But my friend Susan tells me they are loganberries. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Food and Nutrition, the loganberry is a cross between a European raspberry and Californian … Continue reading Mascarpone and loganberry chocolate tart

Brunsli Chocolate Cookies

On this first day of December, a friend and I met to make some Christmas treats to gift to friends. We made two batches of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Brunsli Chocolate Cookies. These gluten and dairy-free treats are so simple to make and delicious to eat that we recommend trying them this Christmas. It is made using almond meal and has orange rind it it for that … Continue reading Brunsli Chocolate Cookies

South Coast Getaway: some foodie spots

On the weekend we had a getaway down to Pambula on the South Coast of New South Wales. It was our first time to Pambula and we enjoyed a few cafes and food spots along the way that I thought I’d share. Miss Heidi’s Tea House (Cooma) The quickest route to Pambula from Canberra is south through Cooma and over ‘Brown Mountain’ to Pambula. We … Continue reading South Coast Getaway: some foodie spots