Category Orange

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Biscuits) | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Greek Biscuits)

Crunchy, cake-like orange-flavoured biscuits, dipped in a honey syrup then rolled in walnuts. A traditional Greek biscuit served at Christmastime and the perfect addition to your holiday baking spread. Let me preface this post by saying: I’m not Greek, I don’t have Greek heritage and I’ve only visited Greece once as a 14 year old, […]

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

A moist chocolate orange bundt cake topped with an orange-infused chocolate ganache. Great for an afternoon snack or to serve for dessert at a dinner party. It’s a versatile cake that is sure to please. Oh hiiii there! Sorry for the unexplained hiatus last week. It was not intentional, but it was much needed. My hay fever […]

Cranberry Mascarpone Tarts | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Cranberry Mascarpone Tarts

So. This is likely to be my last post of the year. Sad face. But happy face because the reason why it’s my last post this year is because I’m flying back to Australia tonight! Yaay! As much as I love you all, we’re only in Australia for 12 days, so we have to make […]

Orange & Poppyseed Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Orange & Poppyseed Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I know you’ve heard of lemon and poppyseed everything before, but have you heard of it’s lesser known sister, orange and poppyseed? This lesser known sister is actually more popular in Australia than lemon and poppyseed and you can even buy it in packet cake mix form. Of course, a packet cake mix is blasphemy in the […]