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National Donut Day

Tomorrow, Friday 2 June, is National Donut Day – or is it ‘Doughnut’ Day? The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago, 1938, to honour their members, 'The Donut Lassie'. In 1917, eleven female officers served donuts to soldiers during WWI, bringing sweetness and smiles to the battlefield.

Time to roll out the Anzac biscuits

It’s that time of year again! Time to whip out the golden syrup and oats and roll yourself some Anzac biscuits.

Food for thought: Canberra International Riesling Challenge returns, Barr to try his hand as judge

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) will return next week following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Challenge will be held from 10 to 16 October at the Albert Hall,...

Pride & Pudding: Posh recipes for high society

While the weather outside is positively dreary, whisk your kitchen into the romance of Jane Austen novels through these recipes fit for high society. Trinity burnt cream Makes 6 6 egg yolks1 tsp plain (all-purpose)...

Bake the world a better place, buy from local bakers via Bakesale

Bakesale is designed to be a polished online storefront that makes sales easy, so home-bakers can get back to doing what they love.

Cake Off auction helps new parents weather stressful times

The sudden snap lockdown didn’t deter Canberra bakers; they donned their aprons, warmed their ovens, and filled their icing nozzles, and created some splendidly imaginative cakes – all for a good cause.

Paws for a cause: RSPCA Cupcake Day is back

Taking in more than 3,000 animals a year, RSPCA ACT relies on the generosity of their donors and the community to run the shelter and keep the ACT’s animals safe and well.

Recipe: lamington cake

Happy World Lamington Day! Let’s celebrate the occasion with this recipe for a lamington cake.

How to make spelt hot cross buns

Why not try and make your own spelt hot cross buns? It’s the perfect Easter long weekend activity, filling your home with a delightful scent.

Afternoon tea: Gluten-free orange cake

Unexpected guests, dietary requirements or just a craving for cake? We understand! Kick back and relax with a cup of tea and a slice of this gluten-free orange cake. Flourless orange date cake Cook:...

The icing on the cake: get baking for RSPCA Cupcake Day

It’s that time of year again when we whip up our best baking creations in the name of a good cause - RSPCA Cupcake Day.

Spring baking: Jam tart and chocolate cake

Try some spring baking with these recipes for a jam tart and a flourless chocolate cake that are perfect for picnics in the warmer weather.


Food writer Libby Kimber has sourced this simple recipe for flatbread.

Upside down banana chocolate cake

Our food writer Libby Kimber has picked out this delicious recipe.

Brilliant baking raises funds for Perinatal Wellbeing Centre

Australians have turned to #isobaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now when you switch on your oven, you can also raise some valuable funds for the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre.

Get your bake on

Get your bake on over the long weekend with these delicious and indulgent recipes made for sharing. Croatian blackberry crumble Image and text from Venetian Republic by Nino Zoccali. Food photography by Alan...