Category Archives: Cakes & Bread

Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake

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Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake

This Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake has become a firm favourite.  It’s so easy to make and the spices make it deliciously different. Who would ever think of putting grated nutmeg and cinnamon in a chocolate and coffee cake?  It really does work though! Many Norwegians will remember getting served “Tropisk Aroma” when visiting their Grandma’smore »

Doe’s Best Brownies

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Doe’s Best Brownies

These have got to be the best, best, best brownies I have ever made!  They have just the right amount of squidgy-ness and chocolatey-ness. In the past I have used Green & Black’s dark chocolate for my brownies but I now use Lindt and the difference is so noticeable. The Lindt has a much moremore »

Christmas Clementine Cake

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Christmas Clementine Cake

This is a classic and easy-to-make Sicilian cake recipe and contains no flour.  It’s a great choice in Winter when clementines are in season.  It’s also good if you want a Christmas cake but you’re not fond of the ‘fruit cake’ variety.  When the clementines are slowly boiling they give a lovely Christmassy scent to the kitchen. Oncemore »

Avalon Blackberry and Apple Cake

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Avalon Blackberry and Apple Cake

It’s coming up to the Autumn Equinox (23 September) when the day and night are equal in length and then start to get shorter until the shortest day around 23 December (the Winter Solstice).  Some pagans call the Autumn Equinox ‘Mabon’ when they take time to give thanks to the abundance of the harvest andmore »

Chocolate Cheesecake

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Chocolate Cheesecake

This is a very easy cheesecake recipe and is quite delicious.  Reflecting on it though, I think next time I’ll make a deeper base, so I’ll double the base ingredients by adding another half or another quarter digestive biscuits and butter. Cheesecake was first mentioned in Ancient Greece before the Romans adopted it. These earliermore »