Hi my lovely readers!
Occasionally – and I mean occasionally, it rains in Sydney. BUT these days are rare, so when I open the curtains and see grey sky, hear the roaring wind and see raindrops on the windows, I actually really love it.
Nostalgia wells up inside me for the first 21 years of my life spent in England, where the seasons are fiercely their own and we spent many grey days inside – reading, listening to music, chatting over a glass of wine, watching movies or cooking. We’d light the candles around the house, turn up the heating and be instantly cosy. So when Sydney offers up a wintery looking day, I pretty much do what I did in England. Light the candles, put music on and dive into my many recipes.
I use Pinterest regularly and enjoy seeing what recipes my followers like the best and test at home. One of my most loved pages is called “Alice’s Tea Party” – a pinboard for cakes, bakes and midnight feasts. Here are a few of my most repinned and tested recipes, for those oh so grey days.
Dust off those baking tins, put the oven on and wait for those delicious cake smells to waft throughout the house.
Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream
Blueberry Almond Tea Cake.
A simple almond cake recipe studded with fresh blueberries and sliced almonds!
Spiced Sticky Date Caramel Star Anise Cakes
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2rRLdi7
Louise Cake with Plum & Coconut from Yotam Ottolenghi/Helen Goh’s cookbook ‘Sweet’.
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2nr51Dy
Champagne & Raspberry Curd Sponge Cake
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2GzelOy
Coconut Raspberry Cake with Lemon Curd
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2BEP41H
This Glazed Vegan Lemon Cake is fluffy & sweet with the perfect amount of tartness! Ready in 1 hour
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2rRRBpx
This Vegan Coconut Cake is a coconut lover’s dream! It’s made with coconut milk, oil and shredded coconut, and covered in a tasty coconut oil-based icing.
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2GvQ9fM
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread
You will never know this chocolate banana bread is gluten-free and vegan. It is SO rich, moist, and delicious!
Carrot Cake Loaf
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2nswEw4
Coconut Cake adapted from Martha Stewart
Raspberry Rose Cake
Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2BG70Zz