Friday, July 23, 2010
If only you could grab a piece and taste! You would know then just how good this moist, flavourful cake really tastes. I fear that my words alone do not do it justice. You'll just have to trust me then and take my word for it. This cake rocks! One piece will never be enough. And I'm not just saying that. Convinced yet?
I've always loved passionfruit. Right from my childhood days in Durban when we had a vine growing over an arched trellis in our front garden bearing granadillas (the term for passionfruit in South Africa). We could walk under the purple hued jewels hanging from the vines, taking in their fragrance as they ripen. Now in Australia I find them in the greengrocers all year round at very reasonable prices too. They wrinkle as they ripen and are delightfully exotic in taste.
I've used passionfuit often as a colourful addition to fruit punches but it brings on a whole new flavour to a cake. A very moreish flavour!
This recipe is adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly magazine. The cake is light, moist and fantastic! Certain to disappear very fast off your plates.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Everybody has a little childishness in them still. The kind of feeling that you get when you get handed a colourful rainbow cookie with little rounds of coated chocolate dotted on its surface. When the biggest dilemna you face is whether to capture a chocolate piece in your mouth with every bite or to save the choc pieces as little treats in-between bites of the cookie (like I do)!
These delightful cookies are so yummy and the recipe is foolproof! They look the picture of a fun biscuit too with its colourful appearance really warming up any plate or hand it's placed on.
They would go very well at a children's party or in the cookie jar for a sneaky adult snack at anytime!
You could use either M&M's or Smarties and can also change the colours you place on the cookies to suit the occasion. Try red for Valentine's day, green and red for Christmas, orange for Halloween... just use your imagination!
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Posted by Nirvana at Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Everyone loves a cupcake. A miniature cake in your hand. Mess-free and fuss-free. Handy serving portions to easily pass around. Easy to store and great for picnics too. They can be dressed up for high tea or casually left unadorned for easy outdoor treats. There's a cupcake for any age, for any occasion.
I have a basic cupcake recipe that I manipulate to suit the occasion. Piped, coloured butter icing to top it off creates a pretty finish but isn't absolutely necessary to fully enjoy these flavoursome treats.
I sometimes add cocoa or coconut to this cupcake mixture as well. You could also flavour with orange or lemon zest if desired.
I recently made these blue marbled cupcakes by colouring half the cupcake mixture with blue food colouring and then marbling the two colours together in the cupcake liner. Be imaginative!
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