Desserts

Crostata – Italian Jam Tart

Crostata – Italian Jam Tart

  A crostata, ‘Italian style’  or jam tart as we know it, is one of those really easy  desserts that takes no time (or much skill) to make and is always lovely to have on hand in the kitchen.  While they are readily available to […]

Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding

This vintage recipe never goes out of date!  My English grandmother taught it to me on one of my many weekend sleepovers at her house when I was little.  Weekend sleepovers always included baking, although this recipe requires no baking at all! It’s that time […]

Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

We woke to heavy rain this morning, and  I think there is nothing better than having a sleep in listening to the rain outside, which is exactly what I did.  As I lay there though, I thought that it was also a perfect day to […]

Baklava

Baklava

When I lived in an apartment as a student in North Melbourne, I remember buying Baklava from the Victoria Market. Although sickly sweet, I adore it and love the fine, delicate layers of filo pastry that are an integral part of this dessert.  The origins […]

Lamington Layer Cake

Lamington Layer Cake

After making 120 little Lamington squares for ANZAC Day, I didn’t manage to eat one.  My friends Carla and Maria were also saying that the Lamingtons disappeared too quickly, so it was then that I decided maybe I should make us all one big layered Lamington […]

Mini Pavlovas

Mini Pavlovas

Annabella recently informed me in shock that she was in need of a pavlova recipe, and her first port of call in her online search was my blog! (Brava!)… She called me indignantly asking why on earth didn’t I have my pavlova recipe posted here!  […]

Classic Tarte Tatin

Classic Tarte Tatin

For any traditionalists that wanted to have a more classic tarte tatin as opposed to the pear version in my last post, I thought I’d make an original apple tarte tatin this morning and post the recipe for you. (I just hope you appreciate the […]

Easy Pear Tarte Tatin

Easy Pear Tarte Tatin

I love Tarte Tatin, and although it isn’t hard to make, this recipe is even easier, substituting  Maple Syrup for sugar and water.   I’ve always made it traditionally with apples, but this is a nice alternative.  The earthy flavour of the maple syrup marries perfectly […]

Pavlova Roulade

Pavlova Roulade

I have been intending to try making a Pavlova Roulade (Roll) for some time now, and was a bit nervous before starting because I really thought my first attempt would be a failure.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this is to make, but also […]

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

I’ve eaten the traditional variety of Hot Cross Buns all my life, but have never tried Chocolate Hot Cross Buns.  I’ve looked at a few recipes,  and no two are the same, so I settled on this one to try.  I was happy with how […]