Homemade Muesli Bars (Breakfast Bars)

This is a very delicious crunchy, yet slightly chewy in the middle bars filled with oats, dried fruits and a hint of chocolate chips.  It is ridiculously easy to make!  What is interesting about this recipe is that the dry ingredients are combined together using a can of sweetened condensed milk…  It actually works.  I…

The Best Hedgehog Slice

The first time I ever had a Hedgehog slice was from my school’s canteen a.k.a the tuckshop (why it was called this, I don’t know).  It was the best slice!  The portion size was huge and generous.  It was also full of chunks of biscuits in a yummy chocolate mixture with a hint of coconut.  Since…

Peach Jam Yoghurt Crumble Slice

This delicious slice is very easy to make. My mum made some chunky peach jam using peaches from my tree. The chunky pieces of fruit in the jam helps to give some texture. The yoghurt topping is light and creamy with a very subtle hint of honey.  The crumble or streusel ties the whole slice…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Lemon Curd Almond Slice (or Lemon Butter Almond Slice)

Last week I tried the Lemon Curd Crumble Slice.  It was a hit with my colleagues but I wasn’t too sure of the recipe.  I found this recipe and I am happier with the results! It has a lovely firm base, filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with some crumble and flaked almonds. Lemon…

Great Sausage Casserole

This casserole with sausages and beans makes a wonderfully warming and filling dish.  Serve with either mashed potatoes or rice or couscous with vegetables. Or have it simple with bread slices.  This recipe also freezes very well.  I often freeze into portion sizes which provides a quick ready-made meal during a working week. Ingredients: 1–2…

Jam Streusel Slice

A delicious buttery slice that is filled with jam and topped with streusel. The great thing about this recipe is that any sort of jam can be used. I usually go for anything that is opened. When I made this yesterday, I used apricot jam – yum!.   225g unsalted butter 150g caster sugar 1…