Easy Pumpkin Fruit Cake

This is a lovely light fruit cake that can be whipped up in seconds, literally!  The mashed pumpkin adds colour and moistness to the fruit cake.  I often make my own dried fruit mix because I don’t like the fruit peels because they are often too chunky for my taste. To make your own dried…

Blueberry, Lemon and Sour Cream Cake

This simple cake has a wonderful tangy lemon flavour which comes not only from the batter, but from a thin, lemon glaze that is brushed over the cake. The addition of blueberries is a great way of using this fresh seasonal fruit. 250g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 3…

Blueberry Traybake

A great summer cake, light and full of seasonal fruit. The recipe is a breeze to whip up and also works well with raspberries or other berries. 125g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 200ml sour cream…

Jelly Slice

A delicious three layered slice consisting of a firm biscuit base, a luscious creamy lemon middle, topped with smooth jelly.  This slice looks impressive and yet it is easy to make. It does not involve baking!   The only thing you need for this recipe is time – time to allow each layer to set and…

Snickerdoodle Biscuits

These Snickerdoodle Biscuits are slightly crunchy around the edges with soft textured centres.  The flavour of these biscuits are buttery and vanilla which is covered in fragrant cinnamon sugar.  Cream of tartar imparts a unique tangy flavor to the cookie, which makes it a classic Snickerdoodle. 110g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1/2 cup caster sugar…

An amazing lunch at The Lakeside Mill Restaurant!

A friend and I dined at The Lakeside Mill Restaurant in Pakenham on Sunday.  We went there because we both knew the Pastry Chef, an ex-student of ours who is so talented.  The picture of the dessert featured here  is her creation and it was simply stunning and so very delicious! The restaurant takes pride in…