Braai, Bread

Cheesy Corn Bread

I often talk about having a crusty bread as an accompaniment to soup or a stew as it not only fills the belly really well but it is a great way to soak up all the delicious gravy that you would otherwise have to lick, but good manners tend to prevail and sticking one's head… Continue reading Cheesy Corn Bread

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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

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

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

So very sad today to hear of the death of Robin Williams - one of life's great comedians and actors. A soul who brought so much joy and happiness to so many, but who's own demons eventually overcame him. This is definitely not the post I was planning on sharing with this scrumptious cookie recipe,… Continue reading Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

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, Scones

Buttermilk Scones

Last weekend I was so excited as I knew I would have a bit of spare time to focus on baking something delicious. You see, two months ago I started a new job and I've had precious little time since then to do much for myself, let alone spend time in the kitchen. It's weird, but… Continue reading Buttermilk Scones