Toscanner Slice

This is a buttery almondy delight of a slice! It has a firm base, topped with a frangipani type of filling covered by a buttery and honey caramel-like crunchy topping.  Despite the recipe involving a few steps, this slice is worth making. Base: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…

Fudgy Chocolate Cherry Biscuits

These biscuits or cookies are sinfully moreish and delicious!  The outside is lightly crispy and inside is chewy or fudgy – exactly the way I like my biscuits. They are filled with generous chunk size chocolate pieces with a little bit of cherry throughout. This recipe can be doubled easily if you need to bake…

Chocolate Fudge Muffins (Gluten free)

These heavenly rich chocolate flavoured muffins are moist that is enjoyed by everyone. I decided to try this recipe because I have been looking for gluten free recipes.  It is challenging to find some easy recipes that I can do at home, without having to purchase many special ingredients when I only needed a small…

Peach Cobbler

This is a lovely dessert that takes advantage of seasonal fresh peaches.  Even better, if you have your own peach tree!  The Peach Cobbler is delicious, whether you have it while it is warm or cold.  The original recipe makes no mention of whether the peaches are peeled or not.  But I peeled them and…

Vegetables and Chickpeas Curry

This is a delicious curry filled with lots of different vegetables and chickpeas. This recipe is flexible in that you can use different vegetables, depending on what you have in the fridge that needs to be used. You can brown some strips of chicken thigh fillets in place of chickpeas. The curry also freezes well,…

Banana Cake

This is a wonderful moist banana cake.  It doesn’t matter if you use two or four ripe bananas – the cake will always turn out delicious. 125g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 3 very ripe bananas Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 cups self-raising…

Cherry Blondies Slice

Make the most of summer’s fresh cherries with this fudgy white chocolate brownie recipe. This delicious slice is so quick and simple to make.  To gauge whether the slice is cooked through, the centre of the slice needs to be firm to touch.  Due to the moistness of the mixture, the skewer test will not…

Potato Gnocchi Bake

This is a very delicious meal that is very quick and simple to make!  The recipe below is the original recipe.  However, I have adapted by making the tomato sauce more richer and tastier by adding other ingredients and preparing the sauce beforehand, see NOTES below.  The beauty of this recipe is that, whichever method you use,…

Chocolate Fruit Slice

A very simple slice to make!  It is quite moorish with the texture being firm, almost biscuit-like with the pieces of mixed dried fruit and crunch from the pecans. I didn’t iced this slice, but rather dust it with icing sugar.  It really depends on your personal taste. Base: 125g unsalted butter 1 cup self-raising…

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…