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apricot nectat and coconut cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

As the weather gets colder it’s nice to enjoy a cake with a little touch of summer. This apricot nectar cake is light and fluffy and very tangy with easily available dried apricots and apricot nectar. Dried apricots, canned apricot nectar and desiccated coconut are handy pantry items ready for any baking whim you might…

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Raspberry Hazelnut Meringue Cake

The combination of hazelnut and raspberry is quite a magical marriage of flavours. This raspberry hazelnut meringue cake is made up of two discs of hazelnut meringue sandwiched together with cream folded through with raspberry coulis and whole raspberries. You need to be a bit generous with the raspberries to make this cake something special…

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Trifling With Prosecco

Prosecco has been in the news lately with Italy trying to ban the use of the name for anything other than the Italian sparkling wine made in the Prosecco designated area in Northern Italy. This is unfortunate for the King Valley growers in Victoria, many of Northern Italian heritage themselves, who have been hugely successful…

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Cherry Quark Strudel

The wild, wet weather we have been having might mean a short cherry season. Much of the fruit may be split due to rain and will be dumped and remaining fruit may have a shorter shelf life. Premium cherries will command a higher price as a result but other cherries are still good eating but…

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Cherry Season Cake

It’s cherry season and the lovely ruby red fruits are a beautiful festive reminder that Christmas is not far off. A big bowl of cherries makes a wonderful addition to the Christmas lunch table that is particularly enjoyed by children and anyone not up to tackling the Christmas pudding but cherries can also take centre…

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