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  • Nigella’s Clementine Cake – Gluten free

    I love Nigella’s Clementine Cake, which can be decorated with a sprinkling of icing sugar, or an icing drizzle.   I have added dried clementine slices which add an extra tang to the…

  • Lemon shortbread cookies

    Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    These light buttery lemon shortbread rounds are perfect to serve with tea or coffee.  Don’t be fooled by their simplicity, as they have a wonderful lemon tang to them, and sometimes that…

  • Mini Layered Chocolate Cake

    My favourite cakes to make are Mini Layered ones.  The ingredients that are required are minimal, and they are so cute and stand as high as they are round.  The slices are…

  • Christmas Food Roundup 2017

    If you are planning a party this festive season, make sure you cater for everyone , vegetarian,  seafood lovers,  meat and chicken eaters, and of  course those of you addicted to delicious desserts…

  • Vanilla cake with chai buttercream

    Vanilla Butter Cake with Chai Spiced Frosting

    The sweet smell of cinnamon, mixed spice and ginger are such a perfect complement to this vanilla butter cake.  I love to make vanilla cakes, as the choice of frosting is endless and this beautiful…

  • How to make meringues

    Meringue Kisses

    Meringues are such a deceptive dessert on so many levels, they seem so simple to make yet with their delicate crisp exterior you never know if you will be getting a gorgeous…

  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets

    These elegant Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets are my new “go to” for a luxury dessert that looks fabulous, yet is pretty easy to make.  Once you have mastered a pastry crust, the rest…

  • Donna Hay Chai cheesecake

    Chai Spiced Cheesecakes

    These Chai Spiced Cheesecakes are made with spices that depict the essence of the earth.  Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg and Cloves form the heart of these Mixed Spice little beauties, with a ginger and almond…

  • Muesli Breakfast Tart

    Muesli Tart

    Looking for something different for a special breakfast?  This Muesli Tart is a wonderful combination of a sweet pastry, breakfast muesli, and dried fruit soaked in rooibos tea and blended to form…