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muesli bars

muesli bars

I’m always on the lookout for new snacks. Ones that act like a special treat but are full of things that you don’t really have to feel guilty about indulging in. There’s no chocolate in sight, but somehow they are as satisfying as eating…

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July 16, 2017
lemon tart

lemon tart

I love lemon tart and that’s why I choose it as the cake to celebrate my birthday.  It’s not a cake, I know,  but birthday cakes are all about eating the thing that you love the most with little regard for what others may…

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July 2, 2017
chocolate and walnut brownies

chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies are a very special treat. But they fall into the category of food that you should seldom eat based on their chocolate and sugar content. Moist and just a little bit gooey, they are what you expect when you think brownies. On…

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May 24, 2017
vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

Everyone has their favourite cupcake recipe. Our’s is one from Magnolia Bakery. But the thing about these cupcakes is they are labour intensive. You really do need to set aside the time to make them, and for that reason we don’t make them very often. So what…

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May 17, 2017
jam drops

jam drop biscuits

Jam drops are the sort of biscuits that are great to make with kids. Nothing like getting them in the kitchen early, making culinary delights for the family to share. These are particularly good because they get to use their hands a lot, which…

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April 26, 2017
coconut raspberry slice

Coconut Raspberry Slice

Coconut raspberry slice is a delicious slice, perfect for afternoon tea, dessert, or a special treat addition to any lunch box. The combination of a soft cakey base, and a layer of raspberries topped with coconut, which goes just a little bit crunchy when…

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March 29, 2017
easy chocolate cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

This is an incredibly easy chocolate cake to make. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix for five minutes, bake for 45 and you’re done. No faffing about with creaming butter and sugar and slowly adding eggs. This is like making a cake…

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March 22, 2017
Upside-down plum cake

Upside-Down Plum Cake

It’s nearing the end of stone fruit season, which is good and bad. On the one hand it means autumn is coming and that makes me very happy. On the other, there won’t be any peaches, nectarines or plums at the fruit shop for…

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March 9, 2017
raspberry pear cake

Raspberry Pear Cake

What better way to enjoy the humble pear than in this delicious cake. The combination of pears, raspberries and almond meal makes a sweet but sour cake with nutty undertones. Served warm with a little whipped cream on the side, it makes a great dessert or…

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February 22, 2017
Chocolate raspberry cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

The birthday cycle has started again and that means the birthday girl gets the choice of any cake she wants. This January birthday was made complete with a chocolate raspberry cake. A rich, dark, fudgy chocolate cake filled with raspberries. Topped with a good dusting of…

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February 15, 2017