German Plum Cake – A Baker’s Odyssey #60

German Plum Cake – A Baker’s Odyssey #60

Plums are at the end of the season here in Australia. I noticed there were still a small amount of plums in the stores the other day when I was shopping. Plums are a luscious fruit and there are so many varieties. Earlier this year I came across these gorgeous plums...
Merry Christmas and a festive Stollen

Merry Christmas and a festive Stollen

I can hear the kookaburras calling outside my window and the Torres Strait pigeon in the mango tree as dusk settles here after a hot and humid Christmas eve. It’s not what many would consider typically Christmasy but to us it is. Today I baked and prepared for...
Lebkuchen – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #58

Lebkuchen – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #58

Lebkuchen is a spicy German cookie synonymous with Christmas. Soft in the centre and slightly crunchy on the edges, fragrant with spices and sticky molasses. What this cookies lack in looks it makes up for in flavour and like all good things, improves with age!...
Krumkake – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #57

Krumkake – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #57

This week as we race towards Christmas day I find that I’m baking lots of recipes from this wonderful cookbook by Greg Patent. In Montana where Greg lives, the snow is softly falling and the vista is picture perfect. Quite unlike the view outside my window here...