Lemon Cream Oatmeal Slice

This is a crunchy and at the same time a very moreish slice.  The use of oats gives the crunch, while the simple subtle lemon cream used as a filling gives the fudgy texture to the overall slice.  This recipe is certainly a keeper! 125g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…

Banana Weet-Bix Chocolate Chip Muffins

I discovered this recipe soon after I made Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins last week. I decided to give this recipe a try.  These muffins turned out very well and they were so very delicious!  The use of Weet-bix gives a good texture and it also provides enough overall sweetness to the whole recipe.  These…

Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Last week, I made my favourite Banana Cake and I find myself with having  riped bananas again this week.  So, I thought I give this recipe a try.  Muffins are lovely when you get the texture right but they taste at their best on the day you make them.  This recipe makes 12 muffins which is standard….

Pea and Ham Soup

This is a hearty soup that is perfect for those cold Autumn or Winter days.  This is one of my favourite soups to make each year and it also freezes very well.  You will notice that I don’t puree my Pea and Ham soup.  After the long cooking process, the green split peas breaks down…

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,…