Classic Coconut Jam cookies


A delightful, sweet biscuit treat. Classic Coconut Jam cookies are all about that shortbread and oozy jam centre. There is something nostalgic about these cookies. Perhaps they remind me of what childhood should be all about. If you grew up in Australia, these jam drops will certainly bring fond memories of your grandmother making this…

Aromatic Zucchini Bread | a superbly moist cake


Deliciously moist and scented this Spiced Zucchini bread is a highly-flavoured loaf with a beautiful blend of aromatic spices – perfectly balanced and perfectly blended. If you saw zucchini as the primary ingredient to this cake and immediately thought, “ how strange, zucchini in a cake… I’ll move on ” – brace yourself zucchini is…

Double Chocolate and Pistachio Brownies


This recipe has to be the quickest and easiest chocolate brownie recipe to make.  If your not confident in the kitchen but would love to make your own fudgy, gooey and delicious brownies this recipe has to be the one.  All you need to do is throw most of your ingredients into a saucepan, watch…

Moist Chocolate Swirl Marble Cake


Learn a foolproof method of achieving glorious deep dark chocolate swirls when making this deliciously soft and moist marble cake. Many recipes call for rich dark chocolate and white chocolate as ingredients to marble cake. Totally unnecessary as you will discover after making this cake. Here, the right quantity of pure cocoa is mixed into…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup


This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Fig, Apple and Raspberry Scrolls


These scrolls are delicious warm on their own or topped with a generous drizzle of raspberry and lemon jam. The scrolls are soft and pull-apart with ease. When biting into them the filling bursts of sweet and indulgent figs, walnut and moist apple. What I love about these, the butter is limited and sugar content…

The Fluffiest Hot Cross Buns with Video


Easter is not complete without the smell of moreish hot cross buns infused with mixed spice and laced with dried fruit.  In this recipe I have included two variations a kid-friendly one, with just a touch of dried fruit and just the right amount of spices, and the Traditional Hot Cross Buns with aromatic classic…

Easy Fig and Plum Mini Galettes


These bold fruit tarts are made with sweet shortcrust pastry folded over the edges onto the ripe plum and fig pudding creating a delicious free-form rustic tart. Rustic gallettes are a summer favourite of seasonal thick juicy slices of stonefruit and figs. If you want to challenge yourself a little, refer to my gluten free…

Quick mix, Olive Oil and Spelt Banana Bread


A simple and perfectly moist banana bread recipe with a wonderful texture, colour and packed with flavour. This bread is a perfect change to the cafe style banana breads that have a high quantity of refined sugars and flours. Made with olive oil, spelt and the right combination of spices it is a delicious source…

Tahini Fig and Date Fruit Cake 


The delicate mix of dried fruits, seeds and nuts are gently boiled with  tahini and left to soak up the flavours overnight just like a traditional fruit cake.  Delicately balanced with almonds and seeds, cloves and cinnamon tahini is also used as a substitute for butter.  Tahini is not only is nutritionally better for you…