Baked Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

A great baked lemon cheesecake recipe should have plenty of lemon-y flavour, and be light and creamy. This version is a combination of a couple of different recipes that I have tried over the years, and I think I have finally perfected it! The cheesecake recipe uses a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream, […]

Egg Custard Recipe

This egg custard recipe is a never fail. Seasoned cooks may (like I did when I first made it) question the method and wonder if it will actually work, but it always produces a smooth creamy result. And, as a bonus, there is no double boiler or straining through a sieve which will save you […]

Carrot cake

Turn Bugs Bunny’s favourite snack into a sweet surprise. Carrot Cake Ingredients (serves 12) Olive oil, to grease 3 carrots 1 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp all spice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup crushed tinned […]

Pineapple and Passionfruit (Fridge Set) Tart Recipe

This pineapple and passionfruit tart recipe reminds me so much of my childhood. It is a little retro (think prawn cocktail era), and mum used to make it quite often when she had a dinner party, and was quite proud of it too! If we behaved ourselves whilst the guests were there, we were allowed […]

Easy Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

This is a great traditional Christmas pudding recipe, and is quite quick and easy to make (although steaming the Christmas pudding will take some time), with no fiddly steps involved. It has been adapted from Stephanie Alexander’s grandmother’s (Emily Bell) recipe, and is absolutely delicious. I find that the fruit content is just right, and […]

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe – A Perfect Way to Finish Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is not traditionally celebrated in Australia, however we certainly enjoy this simple desert. A crisp pie base with a delicious sweet and nutty pecan filling… just makes you want to celebrate! This recipe doesn’t contain any corn or glucose syrups, as I find these make the finished pie too sweet and overpowering. Pecan Pie […]

Quick & Easy Orange Cupcake Recipe

This has got to be the quickest, easiest cupcake recipe ever! Use a food processor or large blender and you can literally have these cupcakes in the oven in 5 minutes, perfect if you want to play the domestic god/goddess, without the hassle. I have made these cupcakes for birthdays, baby showers and Easter celebrations […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 1 Banana, Honey and Wheatgerm Smoothie Recipe

With the wheatgerm for carbohydrate, the milk and yoghurt for calcium and protein, and the banana a serve of fruit, this smoothie makes a great way to start the day. If you don’t have any wheatgerm, just leave it out. Banana, Honey and Wheatgerm Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 ripe banana, chopped roughly 1 tsp honey […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 2 Strawberry and Yoghurt Smoothie Recipe

Strawberries and yoghurt go almost as well together as strawberries and cream (and yoghurt is certainly a bit better for you!), and this smoothie makes a delicious treat. If strawberries aren’t in season, then you could substitute frozen strawberries. Strawberry and Yoghurt Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup strawberries 1 tbsp strawberry yoghurt 1 tsp honey […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 3 Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

Even when not in season, you can purchase frozen berries relatively cheaply to make this delicious smoothie. Frozen berries cool down the smoothie, making it the perfect summer breakfast on a hot day. Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc) 1 tbsp yoghurt 200ml milk […]