Category Archives: Dessert

Pavlova

The country show cookbook, 256pp. from the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW New Holland Publishers, Sydney, 2010 Cooking on page 132 This goldmine of award-winning recipes from country shows across Australia belongs to my friends, Denise and Tony. They loaned … Continue reading

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Menenas with dates

Cooking from the heart: a journey through Jewish food, 320pp. by Hayley Smorgon and Gaye Weeden Hardie Grant Books (Australia), Richmond, Victoria, 2012 Cooking on page 232 I bought a 1.3-kilo bag of dates on special so headed to the … Continue reading

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Banana chocolate chunk muffins

Clinton St. Baking Company cookbook, 224pp. by DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2010 Cooking on pages 32–33 The title of this cookbook made me assume the contents are devoted to baked goods only. Oh … Continue reading

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Oat bran and apple muffins

Gran’s sweet pantry, 192pp. by Natalie Oldfield Hardie Grant Books (Australia), Richmond, Victoria, 2013 Cooking on pages 32­–33 Natalie Oldfield grew up in New Zealand around her grandmothers. Gran (Dulcie May), in particular, was the inspiration for Oldfield’s now-closed foodstore, … Continue reading

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Fudge pie

Theta tales of cooking by the Omaha alumnae Kappa Alpha Theta Omaha alumnae, date unknown Cooking on page 95 (a rogue page explained below) My mother belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She joined at Purdue University in the … Continue reading

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Pickled peaches

Farm house cooking, 200pp. by The Australian Women’s Weekly ACP Books, Sydney, 2013 Cooking on pages 132–33 I’ve cooked from quite a few books put out by The Australian Women’s Weekly, and I couldn’t resist this one when I saw … Continue reading

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Ricotta cheesecake and roasted rhubarb

How I cook, 256pp. by Skye Gyngell Quadrille Publishing, London, 2010 Cooking on page 132 Born in Australia, Skye Gyngell started her training as a chef in Paris and later moved to Britain where she now runs a restaurant, Spring, … Continue reading

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