Rhubarb, Hazelnut and Wattleseed Friands

The markets have been so satisfying lately. Colourful, bountiful and summery. Spring and summer sure do bring some tasty wonders. The Rhubarb in particular has been striking. Those ruby stalks standing out in a green sea of spinach, kale, pak … Continue reading

Rhubarb Gingerbeer Cocktail

It is officially summer is here in the southern hemisphere. Extended sunny days, hot sun and a desire to spend afternoons sipping cool refreshing beverages whilst relaxing. Is that not what summer is for? The Rhubarb Gingerbeer cocktail is a … Continue reading

The new anzac Biscuit in town

Three batches. That’s how many times I have made these biscuits in the last 5 days. They seemed to disappear secretly behind my back. It’s the reason they have ended up on here. I wasn’t going to add them but … Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Meringue (or what to do with 2 egg whites)

I often find I have 2 egg whites left over from recipes. (these were from my chocolate mousse) I could save them up in the freezer until I had enough to make a batch of friands or macarons, but more … Continue reading

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

A quick post for some indulgent weekend baking. Cheesecake always freaked me out as a kid. There was something about having cheese for dessert that just didn’t make any sense. At the time the fanciest my cheese knowledge got was … Continue reading

Burnt Butter and Vanilla Bean Madeleine

Nothing could be more suited to accompany a cup of tea more, than a pillowy light, sweet, buttery Madeleine. Small and delicate, light and spiced there could be nothing more perfect. These Madeleines came from a place of whim and … Continue reading

Oaty Banana and choc chip cookies

You know those moments when all your bananas ripen at once. That was me this week, but where most households have a a few bananas, I had a whole bunch, literally. My sister bought a house with an established banana … Continue reading

Raw Cacao (cocoa) Tahini Truffles, Food Revolution Day and some Flavoured Water…….

Today is Food Revolution Day. Founded by non other than Mr. Jamie Oliver, supported by his many and impressive friends, contacts and colleagues. The aim of this Food Revolution is to promote good food, good food choices and essential cookery … Continue reading

Little Roasted Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Cakes

The beetroots were perfect at the farmers markets this week. Perfectly round, deep and rich in colour and at a great price. I couldn’t refuse. Instantly I knew what I was going to make with them. Beetroot has long been … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Biscuit

I had a killer triple ice cream post all lined up, just waiting to be photographed and then an ex cyclone Oswald made a very wet and windy appearance, leaving me with no power for 3 days. So I said … Continue reading