Delish Baklava Rolls (Cigars)

These rolled nut and pastry sweets drenched in aromatic honey syrup go perfectly well with a cup of espresso or if you want to be truly authentic perhaps Turkish or Greek Coffee. Traditionally your first impression of a Baklava Cigar is its sweeteness, but with this version you will be captivated by the aromas, tastes…

Double Chocolate and Pistachio Brownies

This recipe has to be the quickest and easiest chocolate brownie recipe to make.Β  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.Β  All you need to do is throw most of your ingredients into a saucepan, watch…

Espresso and Kahlua Tiramisu Torte

There is one dessert that no-one would say no to. In fact, in the numerous times this has been made there hasn’t been a soul who has said no thank you. Must be made the day before to allow the flavours to develop and the cake itself to set in order to hold it’s shape….

Baked Lemon Gluten Free Tart

This sweet and zesty lemon dessert is refreshing and timeless. The pastry shell after baking is a nutty rich base which conveniently comes together within minutes and can be pre-baked ahead of time. Lemons are in season at the moment, and it may be this mild winter we have had but it seems lemon season…

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…

Gluten-Free Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

This Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake is light and creamy without the heavy calories. The texture is amazingly smooth, and ever so simple and quick to make. It is lower in sugars and carbs making it a perfect healthier balanced dessert option without compromising on taste. Ingredients Base 1 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup almond meal…

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…

Dairy Free, Low Carb Cinnamon and Espresso Ice Cream

Everyone at some point has had to cut back on their carbohydrates or dairy intake. This cinnamon and espresso ice cream let’s you enjoy your favourite treat without having to totally cut back on it. It’s base is soaked cashews and coconut milk and give the creamy smooth consistency. Add the cinnamon and espresso along…

Berry Acai Bowl

This is a lower calorie acaia bowl with added greens and protein powder for nutrient balance. It is summer in Australia, and we have experienced some hot and humid days here this January. Cooking, or turning on any heat to cook is just too much work. Make this antioxidant rich smoothie bowl instead and sit…

Date, almond and White Chocolate Cups

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these elegant little chocolate cups. The base is super-healthy as it is butter and added sugar free. The creamy white chocolate is the perfect bite sized chocolate treat. Makes apx 12 cups  Silicone cup mould required Ingredients 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup almonds 1/2 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup hot…