Spiced Apple Cake

spicedapplecake-1-2This Spiced Apple Cake is a seasonal alternative to everybody’s favourite – carrot cake. Making the most of the abundant apples, this recipe uses Bramley (cooking) apples for the cake and the sweet, red dessert variety for the crispy, cinnamon sprinkled apple ‘crisp’ decoration. Throw in a cream cheese frosting, warming spices and drizzle with maple syrup to serve, this cake is rather delicious. [Read more…]

Late Summer ‘Sangria’

sangria-1-7Nothing says late summer to me more than blackberries and apples. Foraging for blackberries is a summer past time for us and the abundance of glorious apples cannot be ignored. Nature intended for these fabulous seasonal fruits to be served together! [Read more…]

Cherry Pie

cherrypie-1-3So cherries are not in season here right now, but when I saw them on offer in the local market, I simply couldn’t resist…

Extortionately priced in the supermarkets, these cherries were such a bargain, I bought a couple of kilos. So what does one do with a large quantity of cherries – why bake a pie, of course?

Besides, my ‘Sweet Tarts and Pies’ section of the blog looks decidedly lacking, so this was definitely one to try.

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