The Miraculous Flour-Less Chocolate Cake

In 1996 my mother bought me a cookbook. The book titled ‘YUM’ by Terry Durack, a well known Australian food writer and critic, still commands prime position on my now heavily laden shelf, 20 years on. There are several reasons for this. The most important one being the recipe for his Miraculous Flour-Less Chocolate Cake….

Raspberry Almond And Buttermilk Cake

  It doesn’t come naturally for me to share my personal life here on my blog, this has always been a space to share recipes, post my photographs, and write about food. But there are some things, and some events, that change everything. These are the ones that must be shared. So it seems as…

Baked Rhubarb With Orange And Cloves

Although rhubarb is readily available through autumn it’s often not till early winter that I get round to baking my first tray. I keep it on hand in the fridge mainly to eat with breakfast, be it with porridge, yoghurt, or muesli.┬áBut it would be a crime against rhubarb to stop there. It’s such an…

Quinoa, Cinnamon And Chia Seed Bars

It’s been a lot of years since I have eaten store-bought muesli bars. They have too much sugar for my liking and added preservatives that I just don’t care for. I prefer to make my own. This simple recipe is adapted from one I wrote for Who Magazine last year. Oats and quinoa flakes are…

Upside Down Blueberry, Hazelnut And Ricotta Cake

Cake has a wonderful way of making everything seem good and bright and cheery. This upside down blueberry cake is light and fruity and not-too-sweet. Why is it an upside down cake? The blueberries sink to the bottom of the cake during baking so flipping it over onto a plate lets the dark purple colours…

Coconut Pepita and Chia Biscuits with Dark Chocolate

I have to admit, I’m more of a cake-kind-of-girl then a biscuit one. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a good biscuit. I do. Actually, I’m sharing this recipe with you now because this IS a good biscuit. It’s a great biscuit. It’s crunchy…not too sweet…and can actually be debated that’s it’s kind of healthy….

Nectarine and Coconut Bread

Nectarines have become a favourite summer fruit and when they are this good and plentiful I buy nothing short of a kilo at a time. With these sweet beauties I decided to make a simple nectarine and coconut bread. Well, it’s more like a loaf really. I call it a bread as after enjoying it…

Chocolate, Avocado and Macadamia Nut Brownie

When I first started out as an apprentice chef (all those years ago) I would of never considered combing avocado and chocolate. No Way! I would of screwed my nose up and shouted “don’t be ridiculous”. But these days, I’m excited by the idea. Last year I experimented with chocolate and beetroot and found this…

Lime and coconut cheesecake slice

You might mistake me for being obsessed with sugar if you were to know I have SEVEN different types of it in my pantry at home! How this has come to be, I’m not entirely sure. I obviously do a lot of baking and need caster sugar, and brown sugar as a standard. My husband…

Chocolate, chia and banana cake

  It’s high time I posted a cake recipe. The last cake recipe I shared was an old favourite I’ve been baking for years, one my sister has taken to and now bakes for any and every occasion a cake is required. But this little beauty is a new recipe. It’s based on a simple…

Life would be dull with out cake

  Life would be dull with out cake. I try to eat it only on occasion, and some times I manage, other times I can’t help myself. I need cake in my life. It makes me happy. A good recipe should be shared and this one already has been. I learnt this recipe from a…