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

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

Raspberry White Chocolate Peach Melba Trifle

Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle

Christmas may have come and gone but I’m already thinking about future Christmas cooking ideas. Today’s post is from a dear friend who I grew up with and also enjoys cooking. She recently posted a photo on Facebook of her amazing Christmas dessert: Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle. I asked if she’d write about cooking it and here’s her story.  It’s not my first … Continue reading Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle

It’s Christmas time

It’s a wonderful time of year to be enjoying lots of lovely food. No doubt you’ve probably attended many Christmas parties already. We are having a quiet Christmas at home in Sydney and we have some loose plans for food (prawns, squid, salad, ham). On Tuesday morning I joined a Christmas breakfast which had fresh croissants, ham and cheese with fresh berries and yoghurt. It … Continue reading It’s Christmas time