Category Archives: Baking and Cooking

Sourdough Surprises: Cranberry Orange Hot Cross Buns (Whole Wheat)

It was a happy coincidence that Sourdough Surprises picked hot cross buns this month as the challenge as I had already planned to make them for Easter!  I love hot cross buns, though not the buns of my youth that … Continue reading

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We Should Cocoa: Hot Cocoa Bunnies

Easter weather is always a surprise around here – sunny summer temperatures one day and overcast and chilly day the next.  I’m pretty happy drinking hot chocolate on all but the hottest days though.  With that in mind, I made … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers’ March 2014 Challenge: Nougat

  Blog Checking Lines:  The March 2014 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Rebecca of BakeNQuilt. She challenged us to learn to make classic nougat and to make it our own with our choice of flavors and add-ins. That’s right, … Continue reading

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Lamingtons (Australian Snack Cakes)

As a kid, I always wished I could have the enticing packaged snack cakes from the store in my lunch box. We didn’t have many store-bought treats as my mom was a perfectly wonderful baker and made us much healthier … Continue reading

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