Delicious homemade strawberry jam

My family recently went strawberry picking at a farm not too far from home. We had so much fun picking and eating loads of fresh sweet strawberries that I’m sure it will become an annual family tradition. The only problem of course is that we ended up with around 6 kg (13.2 pounds) of strawberries…

A Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) for Mum

It was my Mother’s birthday recently so of course I had to make her a special cake. Her all time favourite cake is a Swedish princess cake as she loves a good sponge cake and she also loves marzipan. A princess cake is essentially a dome shaped sponge cake with strawberry jam and cream covered…

A strawberry and cream chocolate sponge cake for my birthday

I celebrated my birthday last week and decided to make a yummy cake to mourn the passing of another year. As the years go flying by, I’ve found the only real solace of ageing is to eat cake, and lots of it! I want to share with you the best sponge cake recipe I’ve come…

Lamingtons – an Aussie favourite

Lamingtons are a cake stall favourite in Australia. I haven’t been to a school fete or church fundraiser without seeing them for sale, but I’ve never attempted to make them myself before. They’re made of sponge covered in chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut. There’s also a lot of argument on how to serve…