Celebration Cake – Chocolate Cake with Fancy Butter Cream Icing in Yellow and Maroon Rosettes

  This cake received lots of appreciative “ooos and ahhs” from the people I gave it to (plus everyone who has seen it).  The cake itself is a basic and quick to make recipe out of a book I was given by my Grandmother, when I was a child. Although the recipe is standard, and […]

Sponge Drops

  Good old-fashioned sponge drops – they are quick to make, have few ingredients and are a great addition to a high tea. When they come out of the oven, the sponge drops are slightly crisp, but they lose the crispness when sandwiched together with whipped cream, so sandwich them together several hours before serving, […]

Melting Moments with Passionfruit Icing

      Melting Moments are lovely old-fashioned biscuits, but to add an extra frisson, these ones have a subtle passionfruit flavoured filling – (which really means these biscuits can be called ‘Passionate Moments’!) The recipe for the biscuits given below is my Grandma’s recipe, just as she used to make them, but you can […]

No Butter Chocolate Cake

  No Butter Chocolate Cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling and chocolate ganache icing with a side of honey toffee walnuts.     This is an excellent, versatile, and quick chocolate cake recipe that uses oil instead of butter. This is now my standard ‘go-to-chocolate-cake-recipe’. It is also a very forgiving recipe, in the sense […]

Oat, Coconut, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed Slice

    I really like this recipe and have made it quite a bit, adjusting it so it is just right; and for a healthy(ish) slice with oats and seeds, it tastes really great. In fact, this is pretty much like a big ANZAC biscuit but with added seeds and spices and icing. I find […]