Polenta and Almond Pound Cake

This is a lovely, moist and fluffy cake.  It has a subtle citrus flavour, depending on whether the lemon or orange is used.  This cake is also gluten free.  To source either finely ground polenta, which sometimes can be called Maize flour (not to be confused with corn flour which it has a completely different…

Jam Polenta Bars

This is a lovely slice that has a slight grittiness from the polenta mixed with almond meal.  This recipe could potentially be gluten free, if the self-raising flour was replaced with the gluten free version.  The jam used in this recipe was cherry, but any flavoured jam or whatever you have opened can be used…

Oaty Chocolate Fudge Slice

This slice contains a buttery oat mixture that forms the base and crumble to cover a fudgy chocolate filling that has a brownie-like texture.  If you would like to have a bit more texture, stir through a packet of white chocolate chips after the final step in making the chocolate filling.  This slice is very…

Chocolate Oat Slice

This is a very moreish slice – it has a buttery chewy oat base topped with a fudgy chocolate with some walnuts.  Better still, this slice is easy and cheap to make! And it will make a lot too – perfect if you need to bring something for morning tea at work or you are…

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…

Baked ‘Rocky Road’ Slice

This is a very yummy slice!  I don’t think calling this a ‘Rocky Road’ slice is quite right.  I think it was given this name because it has some of the elements of a rocky road – the nuts, dried fruits and marshmallows. I do love the combination of these flavours in a creamy filling…

Malteser Slice

This slice is for the chocolate fans! And it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser too. Despite the richness from the chocolate, the crushed biscuits and Maltesers provide the crunch and texture.  It is simple and quick to make – most of the mixture is made using a saucepan. Even better, the ‘the baking’ is…

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…

Spiced Apple Custard Tea Cake

This is a lovely vanilla tea cake topped with spiced apples.  Once you cut a piece, you will noticed there is a layer of custard inside the tea cake!  What more can you ask for? Apples, spices and custard…  classic combinations!  This recipe will take some time to do, but you will be rewarded with…

Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Slice

The original recipe called this a Lamington Slice.  However, this slice is very much like the classic Raspberry Coconut Slice recipe (I will provide this recipe later).  The only difference is the base, which is chocolate flavoured.  The base has a lovely chocolate shortbread type texture with a layer of jam and topped with a…

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…