raspberry and white chocolate bread and butter pudding

A sophisticated version of a homely favourite. Can be made as one pudding in a larger dish, but it is more special made in individual ramekins. Great after a family meal or dinner party. One of my personal favourites. 1 loaf white unsliced day-old bread About 2 tablespoons softened butter About 1 cup raspberry jam…

chocolate mudcake

I have never been a huge fan of cake. When choosing a sweet dish I would select fruit pies, puddings, slices, ice cream and pavlova ahead of cake (but not all at once!). Lately though I have been giving cake another chance, making more of them, and ordering cake desserts when we are dining out….

quick ‘n easy chocolate slice

I make this for my family nearly every week and have done for years. Yet it is still the most requested item in my baking repertoire… and its not even baked! 2 packets plain biscuits 1/4 cup cocoa 125 grams butter 1 can condensed milk 200 grams choc melts Place biscuits in food processor and…

cream cheese frosting

250 grams Cream Cheese 100 grams butter 2 cups Icing Sugar (Confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) In a mixer, blend together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the Icing sugar gradually and continue mixing until well blended. This frosting is great on a variety of cakes. Add vanilla essence or paste for…

buttercream frosting

230 grams (2 cups) Icing sugar (confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) 120 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk or cream Food colouring With an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla. With mixer on low speed gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the side…

vanilla cupcakes

115 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 130 grams (2/3 cup) white sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 60 mls (1/4 cup) milk (I use buttermilk) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350F).  Line tray of 12…