... dusting with icing sugar before serving ... totally delicious!

Raspberry, Lemon and Coconut Friands (nut free)

I just love the delicacy of Friands … small and petite but totally delicious with a gorgeous cup of coffee!  I can even do this for brekkie, which is something I probably shouldn’t admit … but it’s true! I also love anything to do with berries, and as I always have plenty of egg whites…

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ginger oat cookies

Ginger Oat Lace Cookies

I just love “lace” cookies … they are usually so thin and light and never make you feel that you have treated yourself “too much” when you have one. These cookies will be quite crisp for a few days, but will soften just very slightly making them more “chewy” than crisp, but still totally delicious….

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Raw chocolate ready to serve

Raw Chocolate Bark

There are times when only one type of food is going to appease the senses … and that is chocolate … and I mean good chocolate. And there is nothing quite like making your own! For me yesterday was “one of those days” … I haven’t made chocolate for some time, and when I do I…

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Vanilla Bean “Dessert” Custard

When hosting a Kitchen Essentials Cooking class I make two pavlovas (one in advance for everyone to taste, and one in the class to show the process to make it) using at least 6 eggs whites per pavlova – and that leaves me with a lot of egg yolks left over! So I am always…

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Bake one tray at a time, then place onto cooling racks to cool before storing and / or icing

Buttercake Cupcakes

You can use almost any cake recipe you like to make cupcakes, but it is great to have a tried and tested recipe at your disposal in case you don’t have the time (or the inclination) to experiment. What I love about this recipe too, is that you get 30 decent sized cupcakes when using…

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Ready to eat!

Radical Crunchies

Don’t you just love that name … Radical Crunchies! I saw a post on FB today by the Monday Morning Cooking Club of a recipe called Radical Crunchies … I was immediately drawn to it not only because it included oats (how I love my oats!), but because of the promise of the “crunch” and…

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Cake dusted with cinnamon sugar as another option

Upside Down Spiced Apple Cake

My goodness … I can’t help myself … I do love a good apple cake! This cake is very easy to put together, but can look impressive with the lovely apples sitting prettily on top … I have used both red and green apples in this recipe, but my preference is for green apples ……

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... and serving

Spinach, Herb and Feta Pie

I love all sorts of pies, but in particular anything to do with spinach, and when you combine that with plenty of herbs and feta in a filo pastry, then you have got me! Last year I spent a few days in Sydney with my brother and his lovely wife Cheryl who made us a…

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