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

Christmas, Slices

Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

As a parent, it's hard watching your children grow up. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the most wonderful and rewarding adventures many of us will have the privilege to participate in, but standing by while watching them learn life's lessons is tough. This week one of my son's friends tricked him into doing… Continue reading Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

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

Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins

30-Day Health Muffins

The secret to baking the perfect muffin is to mix the mixture as little as possible. After combining the liquid with the dry ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten, the batter should still be lumpy. One of my oldest and possibly my favourite recipe books states that "over-mixing the batter will destroy the light texture of the muffins… Continue reading 30-Day Health Muffins

Slices

M&M and White Chocolate Blondies

Squidgy, colourful and delicious is how I'll describe these tiny squares of delight to you. I had never made a Blondie until a few weeks ago. My son had been asking to make the white chocolate fudge again so a trip to the store for more white chocolate chips was on the cards as I'd… Continue reading M&M and White Chocolate Blondies

Lunch-box Ideas, Scones

Date Scones

There isn't much nicer than freshly baked still-warm Date Scones with butter melting into them on a Sunday morning. They smell heavenly, taste even better and only take about 20 minutes to rustle up, including baking time. A freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee (tea for me please), the morning paper or a good… Continue reading Date Scones

Baking, Cupcakes, Themes

Minion Cupcakes

You know how life takes it's twists and turns and after a few fast paced yet manageable weeks, you suddenly have one that stands out from the calendar, screaming at you for attention and you can't quite see how you're going to get everything done that needs to be done in that specific 7-day period. Asking… Continue reading Minion Cupcakes

Cakes

Chocolate Swiss Roll

I have been wanting to try making a Swiss Roll for ages and for some reason, I have been quite nervous of the rolling up part. They are known to crack if you aren't super careful and follow the instructions to a T - no messing about with the steps here I'm afraid - except… Continue reading Chocolate Swiss Roll

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

Christmas, Dessert, Sweet

Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse

Merry Christmas one and all! I can't quite believe it's already come and gone for another year. Time is whizzing by and I'm happy to say that while holidaying at home, I've been able to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking, cooking and experimenting until I've literally been too tired to stand… Continue reading Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse