Category Archives: Baking

Classic French bread

The frugal gourmet, 388pp. by Jeff Smith Doubleday Australia, Sydney, 1996 Cooking on pages 232–33 This is the second time I have shared a recipe from a Jeff Smith cookbook. He was well-known in the USA in the 1980s and … Continue reading

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Coconut ice slice

The big book of beautiful biscuits, 128pp. by the Australian Women’s Weekly Australian Consolidated Press, Sydney, no date given Cooking on page 32 This is one of the first cookbooks I bought when I came to Australia in the early … Continue reading

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Apple cheese loaf

The Australian apple recipe book, 76pp. no author named Southern Holding Publishers, Huonville, Tasmania, 1992 Cooking on page 32 In addition to a collection of apple recipes, this little book has a short history of apples. John Pascoe Fawkner is … Continue reading

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Banana bread

Home food: all your favourites with a twist, 400pp. edited by Gordana Trifunovic Murdoch Books, Sydney, 2003 Cooking on page 32–33 This is one of many cookbooks given to me by exchange students who have brought so much joy to … Continue reading

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Lemon delicious pudding

National Microwave Australian Cookbook, 177pp. no author named National Panasonic (Australia) Pty Ltd, North Ryde, 1988 Cooking on page 132 I’ve had this cookbook for decades. It belonged to my mother-in-law, who was a great advocate of microwave ovens. I’ve … Continue reading

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White chocolate, cherry and macadamia muffins

Muffin magic, 112pp. by Susannah Blake Pavilion Books, London, 2009 Cooking on page 64 (32 x 2) Muffins are a quick and easy treat, and this book is a collection of tasty options for almost every occasion. I was impressed … Continue reading

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Honey nut loaf with eggs

Kangaroo Island honey cookbook, 60pp. compiled by Mildred Wilson Arena Publishing, Fitzroy Victoria, 1993 Cooking on page 32 This was one of about 16 cookbooks that were advertised on the Gumtree trading website in Canberra. Elieen, who owned the books, … Continue reading

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