Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Brownies

  Mum had a hankering to make chocolate brownies, so we decided on a recipe called American Chocolate Brownies. Mum also had a desire for some caramel, so we combined the two to make this delicious dessert brownie. I tell you, she leads me astray sometimes with great desserts. This brownie is so easy to […]

Grandma’s Cheese Drop Scones

    These are called ‘Drop Scones’ because the consistency of the mixture is softer than regular scones and the mixture is ‘dropped’ off a spoon onto the baking tray rather than the scone dough being cut or formed into shapes. If you want larger scones rather than spoon-sized ones, just double the amount on […]

Apricot and Walnut Muffins

      These muffins are super tasty, with the walnut and apricot flavours complimenting each other nicely. One Sunday morning ‘on the spur of the moment’ Mum decided to whip some of these muffins up so I would have something to take home with me after my weekend visit (isn’t my Mum so thoughtful!) […]

Easter Hot Cross Buns

  Hot Cross Buns. This mixture is minus sultanas and currants (Mum left these out especially for me!!) Mum embellished the buns by piping the left over flour paste mix from the crosses, creating an Easter message and a cute chicken and an egg. I was very impressed by Mum’s inventiveness.   A close up […]

Spinach and Cream Cheese Gems

  This recipe was originally called “Wild Oats Vege Muffins” after the cafe Wild Oats in Carterton in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. The recipe was published in a newspaper a couple of years ago. I cut it out and kept it as it looked like a recipe that would make muffins or gems […]