pudding

Roasted Rhubarb And Chia Parfait
Roasted Rhubarb And Chia Parfait

In a month when the weather starts getting golden with long spells of warm sunshine, my obsession with Birchers will return. But in the mean while, a pot of coconut soaked chia with spice roasted rhubarb is warming some of my nights and most of my mornings. A decadent...

Croissant And Cranberry Pudding
Croissant And Cranberry Pudding

The other night dinner was cooked and ready way before dinner time. Which is a very rare occurrence in our home as I struggle to work and also cook up something on the side to tame our growling bellies later in the evening. I had not baked my trusty bread pudding in a...

Green Apple Pancake Pudding
Green Apple Pancake Pudding

I was inspired to make this fabulous and fast dessert recipe from one of Bill Granger's breakfast recipes. He cooked an apple pancake in a skillet and suggested dousing it with a generous helping of maple syrup for a rib-sticking breakfast. Why follow the norm and...

Vanilla Rice Pudding With Spiced Wine Poached Plums
Vanilla Rice Pudding With Spiced Wine Poached Plums

  When you are curled up on the couch in your worn and much loved brown blanket, the tip of your toes still tingling with cold inside your woollen socks, your breath toasty on your palms as you try to warm them; there is but one thing that would melt your insides...

Rhubarb And Rosewater Crumble
Rhubarb And Rosewater Crumble

  The natural gift of pairing flavours is a quality ingrained in very few. For the rest it develops over time with trial and error like a fine honed extra sense. And for the flavour matching novice, there are books like Niki Segnit's The Flavour...

Cheesecake Berry Trifle
Cheesecake Berry Trifle

I made this delightfully simple dessert for Easter. It requires no cooking or baking, just some assembling of ingredients, some whisking and putting it all together. It is one of the fastest desserts I have ever made and tastes amazing. It also feels luxuriously...

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding
Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

Mango is my favourite fruit. Always has been. We may have enjoyed the very last few batches of the Aussie mangoes as summer almost comes to a close. They seem to be disappearing from the farmer's markets, already replaced with autumnal produce. Although short-lived,...

Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake

A few weeks ago I bought a big, vibrant bunch of beetroot from the farmer's market. I was lucky to find them the day I decided I wanted to make a red dessert for Valentine's Day. I wasn't cooking a special lunch or dinner, just dessert and I wanted it to be different,...

Donna Hay Inspired Upside Down Apple Chocolate Pudding

As always I was very eager to get my hands on the new Autumn Issue of my favourite Donna Hay magazine. And guess what the central photo spread was about? Apple Picking!!! Yep, the number one thing on my "to do before 35" list. Naturally I was enthralled by...

Gajar Ka Halwa – Indian Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa brings to mind little ornate steel bowls full of delicious, moist, beautifully textured carrot pudding garnished with slivered nuts and silver foil [varakh]. Hot ... Of course, fresh off the stove!! The typical Halwa like the one Mum makes, takes...

Impossible Lemon And Coconut Pies
Impossible Lemon And Coconut Pies

I have always wondered why these are called "Impossible". But that is just the kind of easy style that Donna Hay has going on in her cookbooks. After making them countless times, I think I might know what "impossible" stands for. It must most...