Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recently, I had to do a presentation for one of my subjects Special Dietary Requirements. The special dietary needs that some people have are, gluten sensitivity, egg, lactose, celiac disease, peanut  or nut allergies and the list goes on.  Covering this subject in more depth has opened my eyes further and given me much greater understanding… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Cake

Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

This delightful cake recipe I am sharing was passed onto me and fellow students by our chef Sebastian. We used Nashi pears for the recipe in class however, for this recipe I have used William pears.  You can use other varieties such as Bosc, Packham, Asian, Comice, Red Bartlett or Conference as long as the pear’s flesh remains firm.… Continue reading Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

Carrot & Walnut Loaf

One of my favourite things in life are cakes and desserts.  Every once in a while I enjoy baking and making something sweet.  After all, what is life without a little pleasure!  I am sharing a simple carrot and walnut loaf recipe that will boast a little indulgence and pleasure with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients 200 grams plain flour 1 teaspoons… Continue reading Carrot & Walnut Loaf

Upside-Down Apple & Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb grows well in my garden and at the moment it’s abundant despite the summer heat.  I haven’t baked for a while due to the hot weather however, it’s a little cooler today.   Autumn has arrived and with it the new season’s apples.  A long weekend is upon us here in Melbourne and many,… Continue reading Upside-Down Apple & Rhubarb Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a wonderful rich chocolate cake that can be dressed up as a dessert for a dinner party or simply enjoyed as a treat. Preparation Time:      20-30 minutes Cooking Time:      45-50 minutes Serves:     10-12 people 250 Grams Unsalted Butter 375 Grams Dark Cooking Chocolate (Buttons) 7 Eggs  (separated) 1 Teaspoon… Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Cake