Some easy peasy danishes I whipped up today which were so good I wanted to post a recipe so I could make them again.
Rice pudding is one of those comfort desserts I love, yet I’ve never been able to find a decent recipe until today. This turned out creamy and lush and full of childhood cinnamon and vanilla flavours – if you really wanted to turn it up a notch, you could replace 1 cup of the milk[read more…]
I really really love brioche pudding, which is pretty obvious since there’s at least 3 other recipes on my site. Anyway, it’s finally cooled down here and feels like autumn so I made this one today for an impromptu afternoon tea treat. It’s definitely a keeper and possibly my favourite pudding so far.
Inspired by this lovely idea the other day, I thought I’d whip up some home-made chocolate hearts to serve with an old recipe for chocolate mousse pie. You can stick whatever you like onto the hearts and they’re super easy, yet make chocolate desserts and cakes looks so cute. And although I don’t feel so creative lately with recipes[read more…]
This isn’t really a recipe but so good I had to share (and I’ve not had a lot of time for proper recipes/blogging lately). Although, popcorn with ice cream isn’t quite as genius an idea as I originally thought since it’s all over the internet So basically, find some vanilla bean ice cream, pile over as much caramel flavoured popcorn as you[read more…]
Mmmm health food! Haha but anyway, I put these super easy, beautiful trifles together for the Christmas/holiday season. I mean I wouldn’t do this sort of thing outside of celebration times but for a fun dessert, they look so whimsical and cute and well, just a little OTT. As with the lemon cake I posted the other day,[read more…]
This is a real treat today you guys! Silky smooth, creamy sweet butterscotch custard, cool cream and crunchy Tiny Teddy bikkies (tell me I’m not the only one who loves these)! It’s super easy to whip up (it’s egg and oven free) and all you have to do is wait a bit for it to set. And spot the[read more…]
This is stupidly easy but the end result is so gorgeously wicked. With just a few steps, you end up with a generous slab of chocolate studded with whatever treats you like. I loved the jewel like appearance and chewiness of the dried fruit with some crunch from sunflower seeds (well basically I used what I had[read more…]
So I whipped up an autumn inspired luscious squidgy pudding full of caramel, apples, cream and brioche. So good with thick cream!
This luscious, fluffy, super easy chocolate mousse pie with a sinful hint of Baileys (and a truckload of thick cream!) is just the thing for today. I used the original Baileys however if you can get your hands on some Baileys Chocolat Luxe, that would be brilliant! Happy St Paddy’s Day all 🙂
I purchased some coconut oil ages ago and never know what to do with it! I was going to use my usual unsalted butter for this crumble but then thought I’d try the bottle of coconut oil sitting gloomily at the back of my fridge instead. Despite the fact that I’m not particularly paranoid about[read more…]
I really don’t make enough pies. So I decided to whip up a rustic pie with some luscious summer fruit. Initially, I was going to use yellow peaches but they sent me nectarines instead in my shopping so I tried those. This lovely pie is packed full of fruit, as it should be in summer! And[read more…]
I’ve been neglecting my friand tin lately. It’s really just the egg yolks left over that throws me a bit but it’s always a good excuse to make luscious, home made custard or crème brulee. Anyway, raspberry season is the best because I enjoy baking with berries more than anything and these look quite festive.
Eton mess is a lovely dessert, easy to whip up and perfect for spring and summer weather although it can be made at any time of the year with seasonal fruit. Traditionally made with cream, I added some Greek yoghurt to this for some zesty sharpness in amongst the sweet flavours which reminded me of cheesecake[read more…]
I love eating little things; tiny packs of cheese, fun-size choccie bars, small packs of chips, that type of thing. Naturally I end up eating way more than I should (instead of you know, eating one big packet) but there’s something about smaller portioned food. So I had some cream cheese in the fridge to use the[read more…]
I’ve wanted to make this black sticky rice pudding for ages but had trouble sourcing the black glutinous rice in an actual store. I originally tried making a similar dessert with black rice and although it tasted nice, it wasn’t the same, I really feel it needs the glutinous rice for that gloriously sticky texture.[read more…]
Galettes are a super easy, delicious way to make pie, basically. A few years back I made a cherry and peach galette which turned out to be one of my favourites desserts. However. Ahem. This is what happens when you use too many raspberries. I had 400g of raspberries left over in the freezer and thought I’d just throw them[read more…]
Tim Tams. Are they available in lots of other countries other than Australia? You’re missing out if they’re not! Tim Tams have gotten me through many a break-up and Swotvac week in my teens and 20s and I’ll always be fond of them. There are all sorts of fancy flavours these days but my favourite is the[read more…]
I spotted these lemon crème crumb bars from Cooking Classy via Pinterest the other day, and thought how delicious they looked (and sounded! There’s just something about the word crème). This slice is really gorgeous. A creamy, decadent filling with crunchy, sweet topping and a base which is reminiscent of ANZAC bikkies and also, so so easy to make. It’s very hard[read more…]
So I made a cake a while back. I am very fond of cake however don’t make them that often because I tend to go overboard and have two pieces in one go. The spices in this cake are lovely and reminiscent of Chai flavours with fresh strawberries and a crunchy topping. This cake is really nice on its own; fluffy[read more…]
Whoop it’s that time of year again! This year I’m offering lemon ricotta pancakes with lush berry sauce for Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, tomorrow. You can serve these just with unsalted butter, lemon and sugar on their own and they’re amazing; soft, fluffy, lemony/sweet and reminiscent of pancakes your mum might have made. I[read more…]
Well it’s just not Christmas without some sort of trifle so this year, I made a lemon flavoured trifle with my favourite berry, raspberries. You don’t have to make this only at Christmas either, it’s an easy yet pretty summertime dessert which you can make ahead and also, anything with layers of different things looks like you went to[read more…]
We in Australia can become a bit gloomy about our hot Christmases. Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is lovely and all that but we miss out on all that cosy, frosty stuff. And if I see one more ad with Santa surfing or wearing board shorts .. So I thought I’d pretend we’re having a snowy Christmas[read more…]
In support of Nigella, whom I love (and I won’t hear a bad word about her, or read it for that matter), I thought I’d make one of her classics on the weekend. I really enjoyed the combination of chocolate and lime in this! Also, this recipe is pretty basic in that there’s no flour or sour cream[read more…]
I don’t know who decided soft, white bread with lashings of butter and 100s & 1000s sprinkled over tasted good but there you go, it does. I, like a lot of Aussie kids, grew up with this sweet snack for morning teas and birthday parties. They’re perfect if you have kids or have small friends visiting as[read more…]
Sarah from Keep Left recently contacted me to ask if I might be interested in supporting Ski Yoghurt for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Ski Yoghurt has pledged to donate $350,000 to fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse and have turned a selection of their 1kg tubs of yoghurt the colour pink for a limited[read more…]
A while back I made scones using cream which worked out really well and yesterday, a breezy, sunny Saturday morning which was marred only slightly by having to vote in our federal election, I thought I’d use some leftover Greek yoghurt to make some scones. Happily it had the same effect as the cream did;[read more…]
It seemed like a chocolate day so I made some chocolate cupcakes for absolutely no reason at all. Is there anything better than biting into a soft, squidgy cupcake and getting icing all over your face? I don’t think so! The batter in this recipe is very thick but it somehow results in a soft crumbed, tender,[read more…]
I baked this pretty, tender-crumbed, berry studded, lemon scented bundt cake a few weeks months ago and loved it. Let’s face it, lemon is the new chocolate; chocolate will always be my first love however lemon has become so much a part of my cooking repertoire, it’s hard to imagine life without it. The first time I made[read more…]
This rich, creamy, no-bake tart was gorgeous on our very hot Christmas day however you do only need a small slice (I’m really not being judgmental; you’ll think you want a big slice because it’s so sweetly creamy and comfortingly childlike yet darkly chocolate, get halfway through it, feel full yet keep scarfing it down then feel[read more…]