When life gives you lemons…

…make lemon loaf! I have always wanted a lemon tree but have never had one of my own. The thought of having to pay for lemons abhors me so I have only ever made lemony treats when I have been able to score a bag (or two) of them from a friend or neighbour with…

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…

american pancakes

One of our favourite weekend family breakfasts is pancakes. Not the thin crepe-style pancakes, but the thick, light-as-air ones, stacked and oozing with syrup. Delicious. 225 grams plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch of salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 30 grams melted butter 350 mls buttermilk Put all ingredients into a…

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…

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…

rolled oat chocolate chip slice

75 g self-raising flour 75 g plain flour 90 g rolled oats 70 g dessicated coconut 140 g brown sugar 130 g sultanas 95 g choc bits 125 g butter, melted and cooled 1 egg, lightly whisked Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Brush a 17 x 27cm tin with melted butter to grease and…

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…