a is for .. apple pie – spiced apple pie jaffles

Homemade apple pie is an old school dessert favourite. Crispy pastry, with a filling that conjures up feelings of warmth and comfort. Seeings as we don’t have an operational oven at the moment, I am forced to seek other methods of ‘baking’ or making desserts. After much hesitation and doubt, I gathered the courage and…

strawberry tart – tarte aux fraises

Strawberries are back people – and they are so cheap – I picked up 500g yesterday for $2.00. They were sweet and delicious with the lush red skin and soft flesh, not sour and tasteless. It’s ideal to use fresh berries for this, at their most ripe too ! One of my favourite flavour combos…

gluten free lemon and raspberry polenta cake

I made this recipe for my wonderful mother-in-law while we were living in their home. Cathy is coeliac, and her daughter Tahnee, my sister-in-law is gluten intolerant, so a lot of cakes and biccies and things are out of the question. I was dubious of how this would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised….

gruyere, goats cheese and caramelized onion tart/quiche

I am so sorry to all the people who I promised this recipe.. It’s been saved in my drafts for ages. Another no meat-monday has rolled around.. and I have goats cheese in the fridge.. and a pie crust in the freezer. This tart (or quiche) is so easy to make and only takes 5minutes…

banana sour cream cupcakes + decadent cream cheese frosting

I have had so many awesome comments regarding these cupcakes in the last few days, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. The sour cream gives these cupcakes a real lightness and fluffy interior with an wonderful banana subtleness. Be warned : you may feel the urge to gorge on the icing, it’s full on. **…

lol’s basic cupcake recipe

This is the cupcake recipe I use over and over again. If I need flavoured cupcakes I usually add lime zest, or coconut flakes, cocoa and even sometimes frozen berries. (P.S I am also basking in the way that this photo ended up!! I love it. I am so proud – don’t judge me!) *Pre-heat…

silverbeet slice

I had a bunch of silverbeet that was looking a bit sad in my fridge. I had planned on making Krys’ Silverbeet and Caramelized Onion Tart but because we were in Sydney, I didn’t get the chance. Now not knowing what to make, I came up with this beauty. It was super delish, simple and economic.. and I…

An up to date & walnut loaf

For those of us in need of a quick something for morning/afternoon tea, an easy snack or when a friend voices a hankering for “something with dates in it.” In it’s passed life this recipe is the ‘nut loaf’  from the original Margaret Fulton recipe book. I like dates so I simply substituted dates for…

roast vegetable quiche

Its another no meat monday here at our house. Heres a quicky I whipped up this evening, I used any leftovers to make little quiches for my little man to eat 😀 nom nom nom nom nom ** Pre-heat oven to 180*C ** Ingredients – 2 sheets of storebought shortcrust pastry, thawed – 8 eggs…

Peasants Food.

I grew up on a rather tight budget and to make food stretch a little further mum used to make a lot of very hearty food that could always be turned into something else the next night so a lot of mince got turned from spaghetti into pies. Last night’s mashed potato and roast pumpkin?…

sticky date pud with hazelnut & butterscotch caramel

This is for those who do not care about their waistlines. This dessert is super indulgence to the eXtreme.. Best served with vanilla bean ice cream or custard. ** Pre-heat oven to 180*C Ingredients: – 200g of roughly chopped dates, stoned and chopped – 1 1/2 teaspoon of bi-carb – 300ml of boiling water –…