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 has a light creamy texture without the heavy calories. It’s almost a strange biting into what appears to be a decadent, creamy blue-berry cheesecake, and yet is not calorie or sugar loaded. No-bake cheesecakes always make a delicious dessert, no matter the time of the year. They are effortlessly creamy,…

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…

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…

Lemon Thyme, yoghurt semolina cakes

Lemon Thyme, yoghurt semolina mini cakes gorgeously herb scented tea cake with a fresh and lively colour magnificently embodying the essence of summer.  This perfectly moist and delicately textured cakes tick all the boxes bursting with life and zest. The kugelhopf mini cakes are an elegant addition to your tea time table. I usually make…

Chocolate Cherry S’more Meringue Brownie

A decadent dessert or tea-time treat this gorgeous Chocolate Cherry S’more Brownie is a sweet that falls in the to-die-for category. Once you take that first bite and experience the toasty outer layer, the impeccably soft and oh so light meringue follows, and to bite through what could only be described as the refined cousin…

Espresso Chocolate Slice

This Classic Espresso Chocolate Slice is your quick bake alternative to chocolate cake.  Not quite as Rich as a brownie but without a doubt Classic Delectable Chocolate. Time 45 mins ( includes preparation ) Difficulty Easy Ingredients 60g brown sugar 60g caster sugar 120g Cadburys Dark Chocolate (45% cocoa ) 3 eggs 1 cup plain…

Banana, Orange and Seed Bread

Treat yourself to this moist and decadent banana bread.  There are so many varied textures and flavours each bite demands your attention. Subtle notes of orange, walnuts, soft dates and seeds work beautifully together.   A typical banana cake recipe could have been provided, but we would be wasting time. There are plenty of perfectly…