Lemon Myrtle, Pistachio and Semolina Cookies

Use the leaves of this distinctively lemon scented Australian Native Plant to flavour this delicous shortbread style biscuit. These biscuits are reminiscent of our Australian multicultural heritage. Lemon Myrtle is the quintessential Australian plant, and semolina is a frequent star of European and middle eastern cuisine. So why not merge those, to create a wonderful…

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…

The perfect cookie: Pistachio Chocolate Biscuits

Drizzled, dipped or sandwiched however you decide to incorporate chocolate into these pistachio  cookies you won’t regret making them. They are Perfectly delicate and elegant shortbreads. I’m convinced shortbread does taste better when they are dipped in chocolate, made with a fine meal of nuts, and cut into stars, moons or daisies. It is Christmas…

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 and Honey Cupcakes

Easy to make, wholesome banana and Honey Cupcakes. Olive oil is a perfect substitute for butter. Simply warm it before you use and stir through. Incorporating olive oil guarantees a moist, light and fluffy  cake without the hassle of worrying how much to beat it.  Naturally sweetened with just the right amount of honey, and…

Raspberry and Strawberry Rossettes

Vibrant and delicious Rasberry compote delicately flavoured with a touch of citrus generously oozes around the bread swirls. Scrolls are nice, but these rosettes are unashamedly scrumptious. An exceptional tea-time accompaniment, the simple berry compote sweetens the rosette shaped bread and is a welcome sight.  Feel free to increase or decrease your compote. This is…

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…

Flavour Packed Veggie Pastie

So, so versatile…. Perfect for a packed picnic, afternoon-tea or a lunch. Include chicken and it makes a delicious dinner time meal with salad. Freeze uncooked in a sealed container they are perfect for unexpected guests. Throw them in the oven along with some tiropitakia ( cheese puffs) and you have home-made warm finger food….

Almond Kourambiethes – Shortbread. Κουραμπιέδες.

A sugar powder coated shortbread inspired from Greece. There are many variations, this take on the Greek favourite certainly won’t disappoint. It’s heavy dusting of icing sugar to form distinctive mountain peaks, a nutty, buttery texture also lightly laced with Brandy or ouzo is certainly an occasion biscuit. You can make them crescent-shaped, triangle, square…

Spelt and Four Seed Loaf

Prepared in three minutes using a food processor it is fluffy moist and so tasty. Incorporating seeds into home-made bread add so much flavour and texture. Dont underestimate the value of adding your favourite seeds in the bread. There is a general misconception that making bread is daunting.  Investing in a food processor is worthwhile…

Your one-stop guide to a Flaky, rich, savoury tart crust.

This pastry is much better than traditional pastry and easy to make. When baked it has a beautiful golden brown colour, and tastes wholesome and rich. It cuts easily with a fork, holds it’s shape when lifted. An awesome low carb, high protein pie crust perfect to be used as a quiche, tart or gallette….