Fruit

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...

Passionfruit Butter (Curd)
Passionfruit Butter (Curd)

This Passionfruit Curd recipe is one of my favourite recipes to whip up in about 15 minutes at the weekend when I have a bowl full of passion fruits lying around. Because you can make so many things with this passionfruit curd. Toppings, cake, ice cream and slices!  ...

Hummingbird Muffins
Hummingbird Muffins

Inspired by the famous Hummingbird Cake, these Hummingbird Muffins are rustic and wholesome banana and pineapple muffins made with spelt flour, pecans, fruit and spices. A great sturdy muffin with caramel notes that freezes well and tastes super delicious. What's a...

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...

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...

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...

The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101
The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101

I have an addiction. I feed it at eight o'clock every morning. Long before I feed it, I am thinking about it. Wondering how it will make me feel. Today, I fed it as usual. My addiction. It made me feel voracious and larger than life. It felt indulgent and smooth and...

Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake
Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake

This cake was a thought. An idea that took flight and landed in a white pie plate. It came about slowly with a lick here and a taste there. A haphazard yet thoughtful marriage of ingredients. My ode to autumn. A bid to hold on to the season that has passed. The sin of...

Marsala Strawberries
Marsala Strawberries

Did you know that if you paint small pebbles to look like strawberries and put them around your strawberry plants in the garden, the birds will stay at bay because they will assume that the ripening berries are actually pebbles? This tiny bit of urban gardening wisdom...