Apple and Carrot Cake

A Simple and Old Fashioned Apple and Carrot Cake Recipe with sweet autumnal flavours of apple and carrot make it perfectly moist, aromatic and flavourful. It always makes a brief appearance in my kitchen as it disappears faster than it actually takes to make it.  What I love about this cake, is that it keeps…

Gluten-Free Coconut and Pineapple Cake

Crushed Pineapple and Coconut are perfect companions in this refreshing tropical themed cake. The coconut combines with the batter to make a soft spongey crumb whilst the pineapple makes it super moist.   Its summer here in Australia and the warm days have already set-in.  This gorgeous and yet simple tea-cake is both refreshing and light…

Coffee Date Cake with Espresso Icing

 A deliciously moist cake with espresso-soaked dates, scattered walnuts and a silky espresso glaze. For the coffee addition, I like to use freshly brewed espresso coffee from the coffee machine.  You can get away with using instant coffee in the cake itself, but you will certainly appreciate using freshly brewed coffee in the glaze.  This…

Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

Greek honey puffs (λουκουμαδες) served in a delicate rose-water scented honey syrup –  endowed with a golden, crispy shell, and an irresistible spongy, super-airy inner-casing.  You can choose to drizzle with the rosewater honey syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts or perhaps dust with icing sugar.   You could even dust with a…

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter is not complete without the smell of moreish hot cross buns infused with mixed spice and laced with dried fruit.   Hot Cross Buns originated in the United Kingdom and are also eaten in Ireland, Australia and Canada.   In Australia, they make an appearance in supermarket bakeries weeks before Easter Good Friday.  Although they…