Does your letterbox get flooded with loads of retail brochures, and real estate flyers? Ours too – and after the long weekend of Queens Birthday there were even more than normal! As an aside I did wonder how the retailers … Continue reading Pinot Noir Chocolate Cake – yes really!
‘Quark?’ I hear you say – what on earth is that? Quark means ‘curd’ in German and is thought to have originated in Central Europe–in fact it has been made since the Iron Age! Quark is a fresh, white cheese, very similar to Ricotta. It can be used in baking for both savoury and sweet pies, mousse and cheesecakes. It is also a good low-fat replacement for butter in scrambled eggs. The flavour is mild and milky; not surprising when you learn that it is made from pasteurised milk which has a starter culture added to it then some rennet to form the curd. It is … Continue reading No-Bake Lemon Quark Cheesecake
I have been caught out! The ‘chief tester’ has just worked out that I ‘bake to blog’….. he thought I baked for him! Oh dear 🙂 The truth is that with no teenage boys at home there is little need … Continue reading Delicious Moist Apple & Walnut Cake
I woke up this morning and felt like chocolate – now I don’t have a really sweet tooth so I figured this was a call to action!
I spotted a couple of banana’s in the fruit bowl that needed some magic to bring them back to life – closer inspection told me that there was nothing left for these brown-skinned beauties but to sacrifice themselves for a tasty cake! One of my favourite recipes for a banana cake uses yoghurt instead of milk, and although the recipe says unsweetened yoghurt I use whatever I have in the refrigerator (including fruit varieties). This is a very easy recipe to put together and that also makes it a favourite of mine – when you are busy with a family and a job outside of the … Continue reading Banana Yoghurt Cake – a family favourite!