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Basic Banana Muffins
Basic Banana Muffins

  A simple, basic banana muffin recipe that can be adapted to your choice of flour, milk and fat. A recipe that will give you perfect golden-brown, crunchy high-topped banana muffins like the ones at the cafe. Nick always rolls his eyes when I pick up a big bunch...

Orange Bircher Muesli
Orange Bircher Muesli

Ah Spring! With your gently warm yet cool mornings, you make me want to hug a bowl of chilled overnight Orange Bircher Muesli while I listen to the birds sing. Creamy, delicious, citrussy and full of protein, fibre and spice, this muesli is the perfect refreshing...

Wholesome Carrot Muffins
Wholesome Carrot Muffins

Wholesome delicious Breakfast Carrot Muffins baked with spelt flour and lots of spices. Topped with pepita and oats for that extra crunch. Golden, warming and great to snack on! A Grown-Up Carrot Muffin When my boys were little and I mean really little - barely knee...

Triple Ginger Spice Loaf
Triple Ginger Spice Loaf

A Triple Ginger Spice Loaf is full of warmth and incredible spice flavours. A beautiful spelt based loaf cake boosted with three kids of ginger, this will make you think of cool country evenings by the fire with a cup of tea in hand. Absolutely delicious! The best...

Olive Oil Banana Bread
Olive Oil Banana Bread

If you are looking for a wholesome, lighter, dairy free banana bread recipe with a high toastability factor then you must bake this Olive Oil Banana Bread. Preferably tonight so you can cut yourself a thick slice tomorrow morning, toast it to golden perfection and...

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...

Coffee Gingerbread Granola
Coffee Gingerbread Granola

One of the things I love about living in Australia is the fact that we celebrate Christmas in July like our friends in New Zealand and South Africa. July is the middle of winter and the coldest month of the year because we all know that seasons are opposite in the...

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins
Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White!...

Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake
Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake

  Spelt is an ancient grain, a species of wheat that prevailed long before the hybrid version that we use today. Spelt flour is very high in nutrients and has more protein than the modern wheat. The gluten in spelt is gentle and can be enjoyed by many who might...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

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...

Macadamia Slice
Macadamia Slice

A uniquely old-fashioned nutty slice is the perfect companion for a cup of tea in the afternoon. This golden Macadamia Slice is distinctly Australian and has perfectly caramelized crunchy edges. The white chocolate buttons on top add a delicious sweetness. An...