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mixed berry and ricotta crumble cakes

I have a very small apartment with little storage space. I’ve been collecting food magazines for more than 10 years and recently I ran out of space. I girded my loins and made the tough decision to only file 2 years worth of the magazines. Lots of the recipes can be accessed digitally but not all of them. I’ve spent quite a few hours pulling out the recipes I think I’ll use and have placed the magazines into the paper recycling bin. I’ve yet to file all the loose leaves of paper I’ve cut from the magazines and I don’t even want to think about the pre 2005 magazines that are stored way up high on top of my kitchen cabinets.

mini berry crumble cheesecakes

Looking back through the magazines (so far I’ve made my way through the 2005 – 2010 issues) it’s amazing how much food photography, styling and the food we eat has changed during the 7 year period. Have you noticed this as well?



This recipe for plum and ricotta crumble cakes caught my eye and wouldn’t you know it, the recipe is available online after all. As it’s the middle of winter, plums aren’t in season here so I did as the recipe suggested and used some mixed frozen berries to top the cakes. I took the cakes into work and they were soon demolished.

mini berry crumble cheesecakes

I took one home for later and by the time I got round to tasting the cake it was a few days old and past its prime. I cut the cake in half, saving a bit for later as I always do and had it with a cup of tea. I found the cake a bit dry and when I reread the recipe I noticed they suggested eating the cake warm from the oven. I zapped the remaining cake in the microwave for 10 seconds and the warm cake was a revelation.



If you do get the chance to make these little cakes, please follow their suggestion to serve them warm as it makes them exceptionally yummy.

Just flew back from Brisbane this morning and the plane came in over Sydney Harbour. What a view! The sky was blue and ferries were making their way across the Harbour to Circular Quay. From my window seat I could clearly make out cars as they drove along the Sydney Harbour Bridge and I could see the Opera House as well. It was an absolutely spectacular Sydney day.

See you all again on Wednesday,

Jillian





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2 comments

  1. Beautiful photos and a tasty looking recipe.

    Also, I'd love to know where you found the little, ceramic "homemade" tag. It's adorable.

    I did a bit of browsing and your blog is a pleasure to scroll through.

    Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words.

      The handmade tag was given to me by the very sweet Kylie Johnson of Paperboat Press. Kylie has an online shop and you can buy the tags here

      http://paperboatpress.bigcartel.com/product/5-pack-little-ornaments

      All the best,

      Jillian

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