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

Bread, Cakes, Icing, Lunch-box Ideas

Apple and Ginger Loaf

You know the old saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", well, I've been a regular lemonade factory of late. It's really tough seeing the positive in a situation when the outcome is so desperately far away from how you'd hoped it would be. The last few years have held extreme disappointment, frustration and trials… Continue reading Apple and Ginger Loaf

Cakes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Friands

I was introduced to Friands by a work colleague a little over a year ago when she brought these delicious little treats into the office one day for morning tea and I discovered another slice of sweet heaven. Friands may look like muffins or uniced cupcakes, but they are in fact, very different. Not only are… Continue reading White Chocolate and Raspberry Friands

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Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

Father's Day in New Zealand is in September - today in fact. Unlike the rest of the world who celebrate in June, we get to wait until Spring to spoil the fathers in our lives...or they get to wait, not sure, but today looks like it's going to be a gloriously fresh Spring day. I… Continue reading Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

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, Easter, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate Oaty Easter Nests

With Easter just around the corner I decided to pull out a few old family favourite recipes from my childhood. My sister used to make these, or something very similar, just minus the Easter eggs, and we'd impatiently wait for the freezer to set them sufficiently before we attacked them with relish. She would heap… Continue reading Chocolate Oaty Easter Nests

Biscuits / Cookies

Passionfruit Kisses

I saw this recipe in a magazine a while ago and earmarked it for further investigation, but life got in the way and I promptly forgot about it. Then the other day while in our local fruit and vege shop, I noticed that Passionfruit were on sale. For those who have no idea what Passionfruit… Continue reading Passionfruit Kisses

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Chocolate Banoffee Stacks

Why is food such a big part of our celebrations? Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad it is as I absolutely love food, but it seems that we as a human race can't get together without sharing in the love of munching on something delicious. No matter what religion, nationality or creed you belong… Continue reading Chocolate Banoffee Stacks

Fudge, Slices, Sweet

Chocolate Chunky Fudge

My little boy came home from school today asking if we could make chocolate fudge - I, of course, thought that was a great idea!  I am one of the world's great chocolate lovers and can't think when I've turned down or disliked a bit (or a lot) of chocolate in any way, shape or… Continue reading Chocolate Chunky Fudge