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Date, Walnut & Chia Slice Recipe

This protein packed health slice is perfect for the afternoon slump or after a bout of intensive exercise. It’s naturally sweet and sugar free and I’ve been watching my sweet tooth of a husband dive into it every chance he gets. On the subject of exercise, I have remained committed…

Beetroot Infused Marshmallow Recipe

I’m endlessly inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and this recipe, is another feather in his cap. I would never have attempted making my own marshmallow if Hugh didn’t make it look so darn easy. It’s pink October for breast cancer awareness, so if you’re attending a fundraiser somewhere, this dish is…

Apple Beignet Recipe

I’m not going to lie and say these are the healthiest things on the planet, but I’ve sincerely tried to make these scrumptious apple doughnuts as healthy as possible. Don’t be put off by deep frying, you don’t need tons of oil for these and you certainly don’t need a deep…

Semolina & Custard Slice Recipe

Melbourne’s change in weather and season has ignited my comfort food cravings. This would have to be the easiest baked custard I’ve ever made and I think the yummiest too. Serve it warm, fresh from the oven or slice it up cold for school lunches.

Figgy Frangipane Tart Recipe

Ain’t this just the perfect Autumn dessert? Do yourself a favour (if you’re Melbourne based) and get your hands on some Paterson’s puff available from Veg Out & Gasworks markets and Windsor Deli as the pastry makes this dessert.

Blueberry Sorbet Recipe

Wow. This sorbet is the deepest and darkest of reds. The perfect dessert for Valentines Day. I made the sorbet with bio-dynamic blueberries from Drum-Drum farm, a farm gate in Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula. If you can’t get access to good quality blueberries (the season will drawing to a close…

Chocolate Goozy Fondant

Chocolate fondants are the best dinner party dessert. They are easy to make, can be prepared well ahead of time and kept in the fridge or even frozen before cooking. The only tricky part is getting the cooking time spot on. Follow my step by step guide and you’ll find…

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Another, winner of a recipe from The Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook. This Apple Pie is a beautiful dessert. More like a cake than a pie, it is lighter than more traditional versions. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Crumble is the best and in just 3 easy steps you have a beautiful dessert that everybody loves. You can substitute the apples and blackberries with any fruit you like. Pear and cinnamon or rhubarb and vanilla are other personal favourites. This recipe creates a beautiful slightly thickened sauce that…

Strawberry Ice Cream

I’ve used some sweet and delicious Sunny Ridge strawberries from Main Ridge in the Mornington Peninsula to make this delicious ice cream.  I hope to go picking with the girls soon, if you haven’t done it before it’s a really fun thing to do with kids in the summer months. I…

The ultimate | Creamy Rice Pudding Recipe

Everybody likes a good rice pudding. The ultimate comfort dessert, if you ask me. This recipe by Jill Dupleix is my fave as the texture is so creamy and delicious.Rice PuddingServe 4 (or 2 in my house)You’ll need:1 litre full cream milk120g arborio rice2 tbs sugar1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp…

Vanilla Pannacotta Recipe

I’ve been making these quite a bit lately and trying all sorts of variations. This is a plain vanilla panna cotta served with berries. Try substituting the milk with coconut milk and serve it with lychees, like I did for a dinner party on Friday night.Vanilla Panna cottaServes 6You’ll need:2…

Berry nice | Meringue Recipe

When I have leftover egg whites I just can’t help myself, I have to make meringues. These weren’t made for any special occasion, just because.I know berries are really expensive at the moment and aren’t really at their best. Try them with lemon curd and fresh passionfruit pulp or just…

Party ideas | Lemon Curd Tartlet Recipe

We had an afternoon tea party for my 2 year old on the weekend. Most of the food was standard party fare but I wanted to share two ideas that were really cute, super easy and loved by kids and adults alike.Lemon curd tartletsYou’ll need:2 packets pre-made short crust pastry…

Comforting | Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe

This is such a quick whip up and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have all the ingredients on hand, including some stale bread that needs to be used up. This recipe produces a crispy top and loads of velvety custard underneath.Bread & butter puddingServes 6You’ll need:1/2 loaf soft white bread…

Poached pears

I always seem to have over ripe pears in my fruit bowl, I always buy too many and I have to use them up quickly before they turn to mush.So I poached my pears the other day in in a beautiful syrup and served them for dessert with a scoop…