Baking, Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

I've already mentioned that I come from a rather large extended family on my Dad's side. His Dad, my Grandpa, was one of 4 children, the only son with three sisters - that in itself isn't a large family, but over the generations, and once they all had kids, and their kids had kids, there… Continue reading Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

Dessert, Pies, Sweet

Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

To anyone else I imagine that Father's Day and Lemon Meringue Pie don't have much in common, unless your Father is like mine and would eat Lemon Meringue Pie every day of the week if he could. This coming Sunday is Father's Day in New Zealand; the first Sunday in September so I'm sharing this recipe… Continue reading Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

Dessert, Sauces, Sweet

Salted or Sweet Caramel Sauce – you decide!

I've been wanting to make this sauce for ages now and I finally got round to it, although I've discovered it is a little fiddly and you have to watch it ALL THE TIME so don't even attempt to do this if you aren't guaranteed a good half hour of uninterrupted concentration. It's super delicious on vanilla… Continue reading Salted or Sweet Caramel Sauce – you decide!

Cakes, Sweet

Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

I always think of Profiteroles as a bit of a throw back to the '70's, but they have been around a lot longer than that. They are little balls of choux pastry (pronounced "shoe") that are filled with custard cream, ice cream or whipped cream and are often garnished with a sprinkling of icing sugar… Continue reading Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

Dessert, Easter, Sweet

Chocolate Easter Tart and New Beginnings

With Easter just around the corner I thought I'd better get myself into gear and share a few ideas with you. For many Easter is a long weekend filled with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, but it represents so much more to so many and I find myself trying to focus on the true meaning of… Continue reading Chocolate Easter Tart and New Beginnings

Biscuits / Cookies, Fudge, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Coconut Fudge Balls

This past week a friend and I were chatting and she told me I've become a true Soccer Mum. We laughed at the time, but I suppose she's right, and I'll wear that badge proudly. Growing up all I really wanted was to be a Mother. I used to watch all the other mothers of kids… Continue reading Coconut Fudge Balls

Christmas, Sweet

Chocolate Peanut Cups

These chocolate peanut cups are to die for and anyone you share them with will think you're very clever, but I can promise you, they are so quick and easy I think you'll be surprised when you make them. I remember being incredibly impressed when a friend made something similar a year or so ago for… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Cups

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This past week Winter finally arrived with a vengeance...we've been treated to a very mild Autumn so far, with well below the average rainfall and very moderate temperatures, but we were advised to brace ourselves for a storm with "cyclone-strength winds" which, it turns out, gusted up to 170km/hr along the peninsula where we live.… Continue reading Chocolate M&M Cookies

Dessert, Easter, Slices, Sweet

Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

This has got to be one of my favourite treats to bake and of course, to eat. Growing up, I was never fond of Brownies, in fact, I tried to avoid them at all cost , but the older I got and as my penchant for chocolate increased - especially dark chocolate - I turned… Continue reading Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

Easter, Slices, Sweet

Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

I have to be honest and admit I've only made this once, but it has got to be just about the easiest non-baked treat I've come across. A friend recently shared the original link on Facebook (you can follow Chocolate Goose on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chocolategoose?ref=hl\) and it looked so delicious I had to give it a… Continue reading Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log