Category Archives: desserts

chocolate almond bacon bark

chocolate almond bacon bark feature

Chocolate bark is one of the simplest treats to put together and the most impressive. Melt high-quality chocolate and start sprinkling – toasted nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruits, bacon, candies – and it can be flavoured up any way you like. This is the next recipe to add to your “gifts from the kitchen” repertoire, whatever the occasion.

cake with olive oil, almonds & citrus

olive oil cake/feature

Olive oil is the new fat for a healthier cake! Trade the butter, lard or vegetable oil for olive and you’re on your way to transforming many a cake recipe – add a whack of citrus and almonds, and you’re halfway to Tuscany!

dutch baby pancake

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Make pancakes in one fell swoop with this classic dutch baby recipe! You’ll never make pancakes any other way again!

chocolate cinnamon-spiced banana bread

chocolate cinnamon-spiced banana bread

When chocolate, bananas and cinnamon come together you’ve got yourself a quick bread that’ll become a regular in your kitchen. Reason enough to head to the over-ripe bin at your local grocer and stock up on bananas – simply throw them in the freezer and you can make this anytime you like.

chocolate pudding cake

When does it get any better than when chocolate, pudding and cake run into each other? I rest my case. I’m not sure what the magic is when the top becomes the bottom, and the bottom becomes the top, but it sure is a clever trick!

biscotti with almonds, cranberries & cornmeal

cranberry cornmeal biscotti

Biscotti is a cookie that is easy to make, lasts for weeks and is the perfect companion to a cup of coffee, tea, chai or hot chocolate – dippin’ and dunkin’ never had it so good!

chocolate s’mores fudge bars

s'mores chocolate fudge

The classic flavour combination of a s’more – chocolate, graham crackers & marshmallows, can be served up in as many ways as there are means – pies, puddings, cakes, cookies, pretzels, pops, bites, bark or bars – if there’s a means, there’s a mode! And a bar is a good a way as any!

chocolate angel food cake

chocolate angel cake

Angel food cake is a sweet-tooth’s dream! Light and airy and the perfect thing to serve with seasonal fruits and a dollop of whipped cream! Flavour it up with extracts, ice it or simply slice & serve!

apple pie with a tortilla crust

apple tortilla pie/feature

Tortillas are for so much more than the obvious – so this my attempt to get us all to look beyond the roll and the fold, as in burritos and quesadillas and start to think of tortillas as pre-rolled dough. It is dough-like by nature, so why not use it as such – kinda halfway to pastry.

biscotti with chocolate & hazelnuts

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Discover the brilliance of biscotti – they can be flavoured up in dozens of ways, so make up a batch, add what you like, bake, slice and bake again and you’ve got yourself a satisfying crunchy snack for weeks to come.