Brown Butter and Pecan Blondies

A simple, fudgy brownie-like slice, filled with pecans and chocolate bits.  You can use chunkier size chocolate pieces if you wish.  This is another melt, mix and bake type of recipe.  The step involving browning the butter is worth it – it gives the slice a delicious nutty aroma and flavour. 230g unsalted butter 2…

Malted Milk Slice (or Milo Slice)

A lovely, moist and slightly chewy slice.  It is ridiculously easy to make, it is literally a melt, mix and bake type recipe.  The original recipe uses Milo powder, which I’m sure will taste delicious.  However, I still had some Malted Milk drink powder left after making the (decadent) Chocolate Caramel Biscuit Slice. 3/4 cup…

Homemade Lemon Butter (Lemon Curd)

Homemade Lemon Butter is simply divine!  The colour is much more vibrant, more deeper yellow.  The flavour has more lemony zing to it and it has a lovely firm velvety custard-like texture.  The commercially produced Lemon Butter just doesn’t compare – often it is slightly runny and pale in colour and on the sweet side. …

Blueberry Friand Slice

I do like a nice friand cake but making them can be quite fiddly when you need to grease individual friand tins… Then, I came across this recipe.  Rather than making individual friands, you make this recipe in a slice tin!  It is lovely, light and moist textured which is dotted with seasonal fresh blueberries. …

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

This is a lovely moist cake that has a subtle hint of lemon and is filled with juicy plump blueberries. The use of sour cream helps to keep a firm and moist texture.  If the cake lasts for more than one day, it does keep well in a container and stored in the fridge.  The…

Chilli Con Carne

This version of Chilli Con Carne uses beef chuck that has been cut into small cubes, rather than minced beef.  Whether you use chunky pieces or minced beef, the end result will equally be delicious!  The original recipe used 1 teaspoon chili powder but my tolerance for spicy food is quite low!   I love the…