Classic Coconut Jam drops

There is something homely and nostalgic when taking a tray out of the oven and taking a bite warm out of the oven with a chewy and sweet jam centre.  If you grew up in Australia, these jam drops will certainly bring fond memories of your grandmother making this staple for school lunches or during…

Aromatic Zucchini Loaf

Deliciously moist and aromatic this Spiced Zucchini Loaf is highly-flavoured with a beautiful blend of aromatic spices – perfectly balanced and perfectly blended. Iif you saw zucchini as the primary ingredient to this cake and immediately thought, ” no thank you… this cake is not for me – I’m not a fan of zucchini, i’ll…

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 brownie 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…

Classic Hot Cross Buns

Easter is not complete without the smell of moreish hot cross buns. Infused with cinnamon and mixed spice, laced with a generous amount of sultanas and for a little twist a small amount of finely chopped dried apricots. Preparation Time: 30 minutes + proving Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of milk warmed…

Lemon, Semolina and Yogurt Cake ( Ravani )

Syrup desserts with nuts and semolina are synonymous with Greek cooking. Traditionally they can be quite dense and rich with the rich sugar syrup soaking into the cake. Modern times call for some adjustments. This is a lighter more delicate and less sweet version of this wonderful Greek classic. So grab a second piece because…

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…

Gluten free almond biscotti

The ritual of having something small with your coffee or tea is made guilt-free with these biscuits. What makes this biscotti exceptional is that it is as close as possible to the  non-gluten free almond biscotti. Gluten free and or rice flour render the biscotti with that tell-tale gluten-free gritty texture. These biscuits are gluten-free…