Strangely delightful: Tomato Soup Cake

I have a great love of strange and kooky recipes, and honestly fell head over heels with the idea of a tomato soup cake when I spied it on Instagram. Add the fact that my birthday was coming up and I that I have a habit of presenting friends with strange cakes for theirs, it…

Do the Hokey Pokey

After baking more batches of Anzac biscuits than I ever care to again (and taking a wee break to recuperate from baking fatigue), I found myself pondering the magical, foaming reaction between golden syrup and baking soda. When was it discovered? How popular is the candy that comes from the reaction? What do we all…

What the heck is a peck?

Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers How many peppers did Peter Piper pick? So goes the old tongue twister. But have you ever asked what the heck is a peck? It’s not the strike of a bird or a quick kiss, but a measure whose meaning has become extinct as language and measurement systems…

Risk it for the biscuit

For all that Anzac biscuits recipes share an ancestry, their variations are many. I discovered this over the weekend, as I tackled six different recipes and munched my way through seven different forms of Anzac biscuits. Five cups of oats. Seven tablespoons of Golden Syrup. Three cups of coconut. Walnuts. 800 grams of butter and…

The Anzac Biscuit

Australia and New Zealand celebrate our day of remembrance on April 25, Anzac Day. The day commemorates Australians and New Zealanders killed in war, and honours returned servicemen and women. And, like any worthy national day, Anzac day has its own name-sake food: the Anzac biscuit. These biscuits are beloved in both nations, and range…