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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...

Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake
Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake

"Mum, look at me!" left shoulder thrown back, little wiry body angled sideways, knees bent in some kind of a stance, chin tucked down, eyes glaring menacingly, skinny right arm stretched towards me, the forefinger and thumb cocking an imaginary weapon. "Guess who I...

Wholemeal Rosemary And Raisin Cookies
Wholemeal Rosemary And Raisin Cookies

We started a compost bin in our backyard last week and have been watching our veggie, fruit and herb patch grow as the weather warms up here in Sydney. I have been experimenting with whole foods and healthier snacking options over the past few weeks and have been...

Lemon Ricotta Cake With Chocolate Glaze And Fresh Figs
Lemon Ricotta Cake With Chocolate Glaze And Fresh Figs

  My little brother and his gorgeous wife have birthdays a week apart. I baked this simple cake with lush chocolate frosting and fresh fruit to honor both their birthdays yesterday. The fresh violas on top of the cake were not only stunning to look at but totally...

Festive Walnut Babushka Cake
Festive Walnut Babushka Cake

  Christmas baking is all about sugar and spice that appeals to both naughty and nice. Okay, I agree. That was cheesy. Even for me. But I love sugar and spice with the fervour of usage increasing dramatically during the festive season. A dash of nutmeg, a...

Yogurt Cake With Sweet Wine Cherries
Yogurt Cake With Sweet Wine Cherries

Don't you just love the creamy texture of Greek yogurt? Especially if it is swirled with delicate citrus zest, like a white snowfield lit up with a thousand fireflies. Now imagine that flavour, the zesty tang in a dense and moist cake form. Top that gastronomic...

Light Blueberry Muffins
Light Blueberry Muffins

  Monday mornings are slow. Even if you have woken up at the crack of dawn, the day struggles to set the pace you want. The week is slowly emerging from the stupor of either a lazy relaxed weekend or a crazy fun filled one. Either way, it is always jarring to get...

Banana Soy Muffins
Banana Soy Muffins

  Soy milk is wonderful to cook with. I have been experimenting healthy muffin options for breakfast and baking with soy milk is quite interesting and produces some really tasty results similar to baking with buttermilk. This banana muffin is yet another...

Crunchy Top Coconut Banana Muffins
Crunchy Top Coconut Banana Muffins

  Muffins are not the prettiest to look at. Especially if they are homemade. And especially if they are baked by me. For a very long time, I was disillusioned. I would put the batter in the prettiest paper cases, make sure I filled the cases right and chided...

Healthy Cardamom Teacake
Healthy Cardamom Teacake

    For almost a year I have stored in my pantry a bottle of rice bran oil that happened to be in one of the show bags at the Good Food And Wine Show. We are prolific olive oil users in this house with the exception of chili oil and sesame oil for asian...