chocolate

Double Chocolate And Macadamia Brownies
Double Chocolate And Macadamia Brownies

  I recently got a copy of Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake cookbook from my local library. It is full of delicious-looking goodies and at the turn of every page, you have to stop yourself from rushing to the kitchen to churn out something from your oven. The...

Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake
Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake

My boys once averse to Hot Cross Buns have only just started eating them this year (they are 11 and 7 and can be overtly fussy when it comes to sweet things!). As a result, in the past few weeks, I have been making regular trips to my local Bakers Delight for their...

Cakewich – White Chocolate Sandwich Cake With Jam And Cream
Cakewich – White Chocolate Sandwich Cake With Jam And Cream

My youngest hit the ripe old age of 3 earlier this year and with a maturity that only a 3 year old can have, he proclaimed "I am a Chef!". For the 2 months prior to his birthday, he had been getting down and dirty with all things food. Wanting to make...

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....

Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake
Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake

  April in my family is a cake heavy month. With four birthdays in the span of 3 weeks, there is so much cake that at the end of it, I vow never to eat cake again. Not for long though, come May and I am already baking well into the winter months. Every few months, we...

Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies
Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies

Every year on Christmas eve we set out a plate with two freshly baked Christmas themed cookies and a small glass of cold milk to wash them down. Yes, for Santa! We used to place a tiny carrot next to the plate too but that would never get eaten. We assumed Rudolf and...

Homemade Mocha Puffs And Breakfast In Bed For ELLE Australia
Homemade Mocha Puffs And Breakfast In Bed For ELLE Australia

  I remember doing impromptu one pan fry-ups in our pjs and sipping mugs of steaming coffee nestled in between still warm sheets on days when the sun had forgotten to rise and the chill in the air was just right (Quite hard to re-imagine that in the awful hot...

Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes
Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes

  School holidays are on. The kids are home all the time. I don't say that as a bad thing. It makes me anxious about work. My work. I sneak away now and then to catch up. I feel guilty. So I leave it be. We play board games. We sit out on the lawn with our...