I really wish I had more time to blog, but that would mean I would have to give up some of my time set aside for baking, and that just would not do! But I have made a commitment to set aside 30 minutes or so every other day to research one of the presenters I will be seeing at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
So this is where Alexa comes in. She is victim number one.
When I went to Alexa's beautiful website, I was reminded of her dismissed paper back cookbook and now feel bad. Then to add insult to injury while looking at her list of recipes on her website I feel I have wasted so much time not creating them myself! Another wonderful element she has included on the website are Helpful Hints from whisking eggs for a sponge cake to rotating trays for even baking.
Fijian Chocolate Cake with a whole tin of coconut cream, Crunchy Apple Slice and French Bonbons one is bound to be inspired to start creaming butter and sugar and baking some good old fashioned comfort food. Check them out, then run and buy the book like I have just done because:
‘By embarking on baking we link into an honourable tradition that stretches back to our grandmothers and great-grandmothers and great-great grandmothers who filled countless plates with tempting treats for afternoon teas and suppers all across the land.’ Alexa JohnstonIt seems I may have found a baker 'down under' to love.