Fruit and Nut Choc Chip Cookies

I discovered this recipe while I was looking to try something new.  The recipe looked simple and it didn’t contain too many ingredients.  But the flavours is lovely, not too sweet and the texture very more-ish …. with bits of dates, nuts and a hint of choc bits. 125g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup (100g)…

Jam Drops Biscuits

Jam Drops is one of the classic recipes which deserves a comeback!  They are also known as ‘thumbprint’ biscuits, because once a teaspoonful of dough is rolled into a ball, you used a thumb to create an indent in the middle of the ball.  This hole is filled with jam.  Often raspberry jam is used. …

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Delicious is the word that comes to mind. These cookies are a cross between a brownie and a cookie that is both light and fudgy in texture.  They also look visually appealing with its ‘crackled shell’ appearance.  They are easy to make but you do need to allow time for the dough to chill in…

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

A friend found this recipe on the ABC Life site and shared it with me. As I was reading through this recipe, called Easy Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Cake from Bulgaria, I was intrigued! This cake is assembled in the cake tin with layers of ingredients, which magically works! I was skeptical to say the…

Eggs, Bacon and Peas Pie

This is a lovely pie which can be eaten warm or cold.  It is so simple to make and it looks impressive. It does taste delicious as it looks too.  When serving this pie hot, it goes well with a garden salad.  However, this pie is delicious to have cold. In fact, this pie is…

Lemon Butter, Almond and Blueberry Cake

This is a lovely moist almond sponge cake that has a layer of tangy lemon butter and plumb blueberries. Perfect to enjoy with a nice cuppa! 140g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 140g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 140g self-raising flour 140g almond meal 1 jar lemon butter (even better if…

Chocolate Chip Fudge Slice

This is a moist and fudgy chocolate slice that proved to be very popular with my work colleagues.  What is best about this recipe, is that it is so easy and quick to make.  It is basically throw all ingredients into a bowl to mix and then into a slice tin to bake… 395 can…

Homemade Peach Pie

At this time of the year, I am lucky to be able to harvest lovely yellow free-stone peaches.  The Elberta peach variety was carefully chosen for its excellent eating quality, sweet but slightly tangy flesh and they are free-stone – this makes life easier when wanting to take the stone out without ruining the flesh…

Malted Milk Blondies Slice

A brownie with a difference!  It has a lovely aroma and flavour from the malted milk powder.  It is dense, moreish and has the crunch from the maltesers found within….  It doesn’t matter that the slice isn’t ‘fully’ cooked through, as you may want the gooey bits found in the middle.  Store the slice in…

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…

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. …