coconut & date chocolate mousse

2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

The classic French 'Mousse au chocolat' is primarily made from melted chocolate, butter, eggs (separated) and cream, and while I love the smooth, silky texture and rich taste, it's just a little too much cream for me. The texture of this mousse [...]

coconut & date chocolate mousse2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

choc-almond butter cups

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

Who doesn't love Reese's peanut butter cups?! These are healthier version and what I've been bringing along to festive celebrations this year. They're simple (only 5 ingredients), quick and forgiving with the quantities. The chocolate layer sets slightly harder than the nutty layer, [...]

choc-almond butter cups2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

ANZAC ‘Remembrance’ cookies

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

When I was a little girl and up until late in high school, each ANZAC Day the family would all get up early and Mum would pin a piece of fresh rosemary to our collars - for remembrance*. We'd all [...]

ANZAC ‘Remembrance’ cookies2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

In the past, for me, hot cross buns always fell into the same sad category as fruit cake, marmalade and the dreaded 'mince pies' - collectively rejected due to one little overpowering ingredient which, in my opinion, once removed, belongs nowhere but [...]

honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

raw chocolate mousse

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

Chocolate mousse has long been one of my favourite desserts - because it's rich & chocolatey, yet smooth and light. At first I was a little disheartened to realise that it's classically full of sugar and dairy and generally made [...]

raw chocolate mousse2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

banana, coconut & blueberry pancakes

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

Tomorrow is Pancake Day, also known as 'Shrove Tuesday' or 'Fat Tuesday', which is a tradition dating back to the 12th Century which falls on the day before the Christian fasting period of 'Lent' begins. It first started as a [...]

banana, coconut & blueberry pancakes2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

home made ‘nutella’ (choc-hazelnut spread)

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

One of the things I'm most interested to explore when I'm visiting rural areas is the local produce. Lately I stayed in Orange (in South-Western NSW) and learnt that Orange/Bathurst is Australia's main hazelnut production region. So whilst at the [...]

home made ‘nutella’ (choc-hazelnut spread)2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

ginger & leatherwood honey cookies

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

My friend La and I recently spent the weekend in the Central-West NSW rural town of Orange, to escape the city, pick some cherries, eat good food, taste some wine, and just have a bit of a break in this [...]

ginger & leatherwood honey cookies2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

toffee apple pie

2019-05-16T10:47:01+00:00

When I was at primary school, I remember unwrapping the 'rollup' from my lunchbox, wrapping it around my apple, and biting into it pretending I was eating a toffee apple - toffee apples were always a treat saved exclusively for [...]

toffee apple pie2019-05-16T10:47:01+00:00