Roasted cauliflower open pie – vegetarian

24 Sep

open-cauliflower-vegetarian-pie

I do not recall the exact date that roasted cauliflower became my children’s favourite cooked vegetable but suffice to say, it was a case of ‘oh happy day.’ Continue reading

Caramel peach cake

19 Sep

caramel-peach-cake

Do you ever look in the pantry and think, how did that get there? I did that this morning – looking for something or another I was stopped in my tracks by a behemoth of a tin of canned peaches. Why?  Continue reading

Donna Hay cheat’s lamingtons

15 Sep

donna-hay-cheats-lamingtons

Lamingtons have always called to me with their siren song of sponge cake, chocolate and coconut. Despite being an obsessive baker, I find making lamingtons to be fiddly and messy – and my poor bench is always worse for wear.

Behold – the cheat’s lamington from scratch! My goddess idol Donna Hay created this recipe and I was just about dancing in the streets when I stumbled across this easy, mess-free way to make my fav cake. Continue reading

Vegan chocolate and coconut cupcakes

12 Sep

vegan-chocolate-cupcakes

I haven’t eaten meat for decades but have always loved my dairy products. I remember when I first become vegetarian, going out to eat in suburban Sydney meant pasta for dinner. And I’m not talking delicious hand-made gnocchi with wild mushrooms, or eggplant lasagne, but usually dry packet pasta with generic tomato sauce. Yawn. Continue reading

Grand Marnier strawberry clafoutis

8 Sep

 

grand-marnier-strawberry-clafouti

Many moons ago, when The Hungry Dad and I were on our honeymoon, we discovered a dessert that our hotel offered as part of their breakfast buffet. Clafoutis, a simple raspberry-and-egg-type-baked-custard dish, was part of the offering each day. And each day a certain newly-minted husband consumed his body weight in it. Continue reading

4 ingredient sweetened condensed milk cake

5 Sep

 

sweetened condensed milk cake

Please tell me I am not the only person addicted to sweetened condensed milk? I love how rich and unctuous it is, and I adore seeing it poured out of a tin – it is so satisfyingly oozy! Continue reading

Home-made Kingston biscuits

1 Sep

Homemade Kingston biscuits

Oh, the memories that come flooding back when I think about Kingston biscuits! Growing up, these shop-bought biscuits – or cookies, for my American friends – were the fanciest thing ever. I remember having them at my grandparents house. The chocolatey filling was the best bit – so rich and luxurious – to a child at least. Continue reading