mars bar brownie

This is incredibly delicious! 400 g butter, chopped 400 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 cups caster sugar 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 2 x 60 g Mars Bars, chilled & chopped Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 4cm deep, 22 cm x 28…

lemon bars

HIGHLY addictive! But oh, so good! Crust 1 cup butter 1 3/4 cup flour 2/3 cup icing sugar (plus more for dusting) Topping 1 1/2 cup plain sugar 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup lemon juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease and flour a 9 X 13…

rolled oat chocolate chip cookies

In a word… Scrumptious! 2 ½ Cups  Rolled Oats 2  Cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1   tsp   Baking Powder ½ tsp  salt 1  Cup Butter (cubed and softened) 1  Cup Brown Sugar 1  Cup Sugar 1  tbsp Vanilla extract 2  Eggs 3  Cups Chocolate Chips Preheat Oven to 180®C. Prepare trays with baking paper….

monte carlo biscuits

So delicious when freshly made. More delicious a day later when the biscuits soften and they are like a soft sandwich cake… So good! Make them this weekend, and then see if you can save some for the next day. I bet you cant! Ingredients 375 g butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract…

snickerdoodles

I have had this recipe in my recipe file for ages. Why didn’t I make them earlier? They are delicious! Ingredients 220 g softened butter 1 ½ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 ¾ cups flour 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt For rolling cookies 2…

hot cross buns

It’s that time of year. But in my book, any time of year is fine for these babies. I make them all year round. I just dont put crosses on them if it’s not Easter because a) I’m too lazy, and b) …well actually a) pretty much covers it! I like my easter buns with…

chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate fix anyone? These will do the trick. 250g butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. of table salt 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup cocoa powder 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chocolate chips Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Cream butter, sugar,…

spiced carrot cake

Today I made this particular carrot cake for three very good reasons. I dont have any white sugar in the house. I have a tub of sour cream that needs to be used pronto. I haven’t made carrot cake for at least a week month year. This carrot cake is a lighter one. I don’t…

lemon cream cheese frosting

80 g softened cream cheese 40 g softened unsalted butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200 g icing sugar Place all ingredients in a mixer and beat until smooth. If you like a bit more tang, add a small amount of finely grated lemon rind.

orange cream cheese frosting

60 g cream cheese 20 g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 2 teaspoons orange juice 1 cup sifted icing sugar Beat cream cheese, butter, orange rind and juice until light and fluffy – Much easier with electric mixer 🙂 Beat in icing sugar until smooth.