About Kate Delbridge

Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.

Recipe Scene: Light Carrot Cake

December 13, 2017 Kate Delbridge

There are eleventy billion carrot cake recipes, and I feel that I have tried out a significant proportion of them. The thing I love about this one is that it’s very simple, and really quick to throw together. Although I love cream cheese icing, this lemon glaze does, and the name implies, result in a lighter, less rich cake. Given the cake itself is quite simple I usually cook it in a fluted bundt tin to make it look a bit more fancy. […]

Recipe Scene: Macadamia Blood Orange Slice

December 6, 2017 Kate Delbridge

This really nice slice is a sort of cakey brownie – it has a bit too much flour in it to be an actual, sqidgy brownie, but is just as easy to throw together. You can use any kind of nut that you like, but I think macadamias work really well. I like to adorn the top with drizzles of melted chocolate, but if you’re in a hurry it is just fine with a dusting of icing sugar. […]

Recipe Scene: Triple Chocolate Brownies

November 29, 2017 Kate Delbridge

I reckon that pretty much everyone loves a brownie. There are of course absolutely tons of brownie recipes around that cater for all tastes – dense, sqidgy, firm, whatever you fancy. These ones are pretty dense and liberally studded with choc bits. They are delicious, and it is seriously difficult to stop at one piece. […]

Recipe Scene: Ricotta, Pear and Macadamia cheesecake

November 22, 2017 Kate Delbridge

When we moved house recently my kids bought me a cookbook as a housewarming gift. It was Low and Slow by Louise Frane. I’ve cooked several things from it and they have all been sensational, but this dessert got the most raves. Like all cheesecakes it’s best made the day before and left in the fridge for the flavours to develop. I get it out of the fridge at least an hour before serving, as I think it works best at room temperature. […]

Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough Slice

November 15, 2017 Kate Delbridge

I love using dried fruit in slices, and apricots are one of my favourites. This slice is really great, and has converted several people who believed that they hated dried apricots. I’ve also made a cherry ripe version using glace cherries, but this is my favourite. It also freezes well – I often make two slices, and freeze the second one, cut into bars, so I can grab a couple of pieces out as required. […]

Recipe Scene: Nutella Bread and Butter Pudding

November 1, 2017 Kate Delbridge

I love bread and butter puddings. Not only are they really quick to make, they taste just delicious. It doesn’t matter how messy the sandwiches are, because it’s all going to be covered with delicious custard anyway. I’ve used Nutella in this one, but if you want you can use butter, and add sultanas. […]

Recipe Scene: Pretzel Tim Tam Rocky Road

October 25, 2017 Kate Delbridge

The only rule about rocky road is that there are no rules. Well, maybe one – that lots of delicious things are held together by chocolate. Everyone has their favourite sort of rocky road, and this one contains all my favourite things – except nuts as I was sharing it with someone with a nut allergy. […]

Recipe Scene: Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Cake

October 18, 2017 Kate Delbridge

I love the combination of citrus and yoghurt in a cake. When this cake has the lemon drizzle poured over it it looks great, especially of prepared in a bundt tin. If using a bundt just be careful to grease vey generously and then dust with flour as this will help the cake come out. If it does stick – and it does happen – a good way to get it out is to cover the top of the tin with foil and place in the kitchen sink. […]

Recipe Scene: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

October 11, 2017 Kate Delbridge

This delicious recipe is slightly adapted from Nigella’s Kitchen cookbook. By all means have a go at making hers, but I like this one a little better because the base is a bit simpler, I don’t think you need the extra 3 egg yolks in the filling and instead of having a sour cream topping I poke chopped up peanut butter Oreo’s into the batter. But whatever works for you. […]

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