Baking

Aloo Gobi Traybake
Aloo Gobi Traybake

Lovers of cauliflower rejoice! Your favourite Indian curry Aloo Gobi has been transformed into an easy, one-tray, oven-baked wonder! Aloo Gobi Traybake is such a fabulous way of cooking this famous cauliflower and potato dish. Just mix veggies and spices in a bowl,...

Apple Pinenut Ricotta Cake
Apple Pinenut Ricotta Cake

A delicious, sturdy, afternoon tea cake with Italian roots - this divine mix-and-bake Apple Pine nut Ricotta Cake is baked from freshly made, warm ricotta. With a gorgeous crumb and toasty pine nut topping kissed with icing sugar, this ricotta cake is absolutely...

A Good Lemon Ricotta Cake
A Good Lemon Ricotta Cake

If sunshine was ever captured in cake form, it would be this gloriously sunny and beautifully tart Lemon Ricotta Cake! Lots of juicy lemon flavour offset by salty, creamy ricotta in a golden soft crumb that is literally to die for. This very good Lemon Ricotta Cake is...

Easy Lemon Cake
Easy Lemon Cake

This 6-ingredient, one-pan, easy lemon cake recipe is bright sunny yellow and absolutely delicious. A beloved family recipe, this buttery cake packs a hefty citrus tang. It can be made ahead and you can enjoy it as a simple afternoon tea cake or dress it up with lemon...

Tara's Blueberry And Poppy Seed Snacking Cake
Tara's Blueberry And Poppy Seed Snacking Cake

More than a decade ago when we moved to Australia from Singapore with a couple of suitcases and a cranky baby, it was on the eve of Nick’s birthday. Hungry and exhausted from the tumultuous flight with our 11-month-old, who had just undergone invasive surgery, the...

Coffee Banana Bread
Coffee Banana Bread

Tired of the same old banana bread? Try my easy, one-bowl, mix-and-bake banana bread recipe with a delicious new flavour twist - coffee! Perfect for those busy mornings, this coffee banana bread toasts really well and can be made ahead and frozen for a quick breakfast...

Pecan Maple Banana Bread
Pecan Maple Banana Bread

Pecan and Maple have to be one of the world's best flavour combinations. And now it is in Banana Bread Form! This healthier, baked-with-spelt and very low unrefined natural sugar Pecan Maple Banana Bread rises high like the cafe versions and tastes amazing toasted! A...

Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread
Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread

A Cafe Style Chocolate Banana Bread This is a good banana bread. The kind you get at the cafes, thick slices toasted and slathered with butter. It is one of my favourite banana bread recipes to make when I have to choose between folding those blackened bananas in...

Carnival Cookies
Carnival Cookies

I have always fancied the idea of old travelling circuses. Right from when I was a child and watched Dumbo to a young girl reading Mr. Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton under the covers at night to being fascinated by the mystery of HBO's Carnivale. The adventure and...

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake

I find baking in bundt pans very fiddly. I like ogling at cake pictures on sites like Sweetapolita and wondering "How the heck does she manage to get it out of that bundt completely intact?". See that is my biggest problem with bundt pans. No matter how well I grease...

Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake
Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake

The winter 2012 issue of Donna Hay magazine is a baker's dream. Amongst extremely creative and simple desserts and bakes is a section on Banana Breads. There is a base recipe and there are a gazillion delightful variations. Now we all know that no matter how many...

Sour Cream Tart
Sour Cream Tart

We had an abundant season of cherry tomatoes in our little backyard vegetable patch. We had sun kissed reds, crunchy yellows and beautiful drop shaped tangerine beauties hanging from the tomato vines. Most of them got popped straight in to our mouths, delighting us...