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Rooibos and Honey Bundt

A perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, this cake smacks of autumn thanks to the warm spices and is has a delicious fruity undertone due to the inclusion of the rooibos tea Rooibos has been around for decades and is quintessentially South African. Nothing soothes me, before bed, than a warm cup of rooibos tea – perhaps because it has no caffeine in it. In addition to no caffeine,…

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Lemon and Semolina Syrup Cakes

These cakes are super lemony and are moistened with a soaking syrup Tart, zest and slightly crumbly … some of the adjectives to describe these delicious lemon and semolina syrup cakes. I am not unfamiliar to semolina, we use it a lot in Indian desserts. I have never before used it in a cake, however. So when I came across this lemon and semolina syrup cake, I knew it was…

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Hummingbird Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This hummingbird cake is packed with banana and pineapple making it incredibly moist and finished off with a brown butter cream cheese frosting When I first gave this cake a try, it really did not appeal to me. The hummingbird cake I tried was almost soggy from all the fruit in it and did not have a distinctive crumb. I did find the flavours of banana and cinnamon appealing however,…

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Whole Orange, Cardamom and Polenta Cake

An incredibly moist and flavourful cake, fragrant with freshly ground cardamom and free from gluten and dairy. We were having dinner with a friend a few weeks back and, unsurprisingly, I wanted to bake something to take along. I thought that this orange, cardamom and polenta cake would be the perfect accompaniment to the end of a meal. I also wanted to create something Eid-inspired, as I have many Muslim…

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Saffron Milk Cake

A fragrant twist on an ordinary sponge cake, tinted with a golden hue from the saffron infused milk It was whilst making some cardamom and orange puddings that the idea of making something saffron inspired came to me. My mind was racing in so many different directions initially, but in the end I decided to settle on a cake incorporating saffron. I have seen some tres leches cakes (my masala…

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Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

This is a simple lemon loaf with blueberries tossed in, drizzled with lemon syrup for some extra tart flavour, and moisture. I want people to be able to bake delicious bakes, without all the effort and fuss of having to use complex techniques and ingredients. Personally, I like challenging myself by trying new techniques but sometimes a simple bake which yields delicious results is equally rewarding. This lemon and blueberry…

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