caramel oat slice

This has got to be one of the most delicious baked slices I have ever tasted! You can kid yourself into thinking it is healthy because it has rolled oats in it (oats are a superfood you know!) but the truth is, it really should be served with a defibrillator on standby. I was given a…

grape sorbet

Sounds fancy, but it could possibly be the easiest recipe I ever put on this website. Only one ingredient, and one step. Actually, with only ingredient it can hardly be called a ‘recipe’ can it? But here it is anyway. Take some seedless grapes, any quantity, and freeze them. When you take them out of…

in the pink

Today I made a cake. You may not think that is unusual for me given past posts on this ‘ole blog of mine, but in recent months I have not ventured into the baking zone very often. Today though, I had the urge to create something pretty. And tasty. There was also the realisation that…

dulce de leche

Dulce de leche is a sweet caramel which is popular in South America. Literally translated it means “candy of milk” and is prepared by slowly heating and stirring sweetened milk until much of the milk liquid evaporates and the mixture caramelizes. This can be a long process and we all have better things to do…

lime, poppy and pineapple syrup cake

I am a bit ‘over’ chocolate at the moment. Even my kids are. The scrummy Chocolate slice that usually disappears within a day or two of making it has lasted four days in the fridge so far – and there is still over half of it left. Very strange indeed. When I saw this recipe…

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….