Lamington Torte

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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This Lamington Torte is an adaptation of Australia’s much loved snack, Lamington Squares. Traditionally, they are made of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut.  The sponge can also be split and filled with whipped cream or jam. However, in researching this treat, I found that here in the states the cake […]

Time to Make Mincemeat

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This Mincemeat is meatless and easily made.  Coming from England, it essentially consists of cutting up a lot of fruit and letting it age with citrus, spices, rum and brandy.  As the years have gone by, the meat has been removed and almost anything goes as far as what fruits to include.  This is my […]

Raspberry Rhapsody Cake

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This Raspberry Rhapsody had an interesting start. This is actually based on the Hungarian cake, Rigo Janci. I introduced it as that and I couldn’t get anyone to buy it. I finally tracked down the reason. It seems the chefs didn’t know how to pronounce it. Not wanting to look bad, they just skipped over […]

Gluten Free Turtle Cake with Salted Caramel

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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This Decadent Gluten Free Turtle Cake was supposed to posted last week.  But I ran into a problem.  Actually six problems.  Six gluten free chocolate cakes later, here is the recipe. I have a son who was recently diagnosed as celiac.  Although he lives about 300 miles away, I try to think of things for […]

Breville Mixer vs. KitchenAid Mixer

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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There’s a new stand mixer in the kitchen and its name is the Breville mixer . It’s sleeker, quieter, more powerful and all- around a better mixer than the KitchenAid as far as I am concerned and I have been baking professionally for over 30 years. I never thought I would buy anything but a KitchenAid stand […]