Moist Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting

A delicious and fail-proof recipe for a Moist Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting which is both tangy and delicious.

My Carrot Cake

I had a friend coming around for afternoon tea today, and whilst my first instinct was to go out and pick up something from the local bakery, I decided instead to turn on the oven.

In running a quick mental analysis on which would require more physical and mental exertion, setting aside an hour or so to bake a cake was by far the easier option than a “quick” trip to the shops with a baby and toddler in tow.



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French Crepes

A simple and delicious recipe for basic crepes, or thin French pancakes. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

french crepe on plate with knife and fork

French Crepes Recipe

My husband hails from the French region of Brittany where crepes (or more correctly spelt, crêpes) are thought to have originated. And so it goes without saying that, in this part of the world, it is completely acceptable to have pancakes at breakfast every morning, or even as a goûter, the French equivalent of afternoon tea.



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Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s Cake

Celebrate New Year’s Day with this delicious Greek New Year’s Cake, called Vasilopita.

vasilopita cake on large plate

Vasilopita

We love celebrating New Year’s Day with our Greek friends – a somewhat cosy affair which doubles as a belated Christmas celebration for the little ones but without the stress of Christmas Day itself.

In the spirit of Greek family gatherings, there is always an abundance of deliciously-prepared food on offer, and always a Vasilopita – a Greek New Year’s Cake – to celebrate the first day of the year.



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Roast Lamb Racks with Lemon and Garlic

A quick and easy marinade for Roast Lamb Racks with Lemon and Garlic which takes just a few minutes, perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining. The lamb is first cooked on the stove and finished off in the oven for perfectly cooked and tender meat.

roast lamb racks sprinkled with chopped parsley

Roast Rack of Lamb

As an Australian, lamb features a lot on our menu at home and I particularly love cooking with lamb racks. You don’t have to do too much to them, but they will always look impressive!



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French Madeleines

These classic French madeleines are dainty little sponge cakes baked in a scallop-shaped mould. This madeleine recipe includes tips on how to make the perfect madeleines with step-by-step photos.

french madeleines on white plates

Classic French Madeleines

Something which my children and I associate with our visits to France are homemade madeleines.

I have loved eating madeleines since I was a child, and even though I bake them quite regularly at home, my son associates madeleines with his 94 year old great-great-aunt, someone he sees only once or twice a year.



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