Sweets

Vanilla Almond Brittle

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love pottering around making candy – it’s super rewarding to make it yourself and it also has a science-y aspect that really appeals to me. It requires more precision than baking but it’s well worth the effort. You…

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Yeast Breads

Oat + Walnut Rolls

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 15 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love homemade bread. It’s so satisfying and it just tastes so damn good. Aaand your house smells amazing. My favourite new trick for bread to make it really soft is oats. Is there anything oats can’t do? They…

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Bars and Slices, Kiwi Classic

Cappuccino Fudge Cake Squares

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 0 Minutes | Total Time : 1 Hour | Difficulty : Easy I’ve had a few requests for classic fudge cake, but I couldn’t resist adding a delicious twist. This one came about simply because I had been craving chocolate and coffee together for a week and it seemed like the…

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Cookies

Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy So we’ve been back at work for a couple of weeks now and I think we’ve earned a treat. A fudgy chocolatey melt-in-your mouth treat. Because reasons. I think we should just get down to it – you need…

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Quick Breads, Scones

Blue Cheese + Walnut Scones

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 45 Minutes | Difficulty : Moderate Scones have always been one of my baking Achilles heels – for some reason I just couldn’t make a great scone. I kept coming back to it and learning more about technique and trying again until I had mastered…

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Bars and Slices

Tropical Muesli Squares

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone is looking forward to new challenges and exciting opportunities in the coming year. Sadly we also face the less than exciting prospect of going back to work. When you’re used…

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Cakes

Strawberry Champagne Layer Cake

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 35 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas filled with fun and food and love and family. I was tasked with dessert for our family Christmas (naturally) and made a variation of this fantastically easy cake which practically…

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Yeast Breads

Nearly Panettone

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love the aromatic flavours of Panettone but I don’t have the patience for hours on end of rising and hanging the loaf upside down and all the other hallmarks of the real thing so I created this rich…

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Sweets

Santa’s Little Helpers

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Finishing Time : 1 hour | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy I love Christmas but it can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes you need a little something to get you through. These rich truffles, spiked with brandy and warm with Christmas spice are just what you need. Sneak one whenever…

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Cakes, Sweets

Panforte

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 24 hours | Difficulty : Moderate One of my favourite things about Christmas baking is that there are so many wonderful food traditions from around the world to try and share with those you love. Panforte is insanely addictive so it’s best to make it…

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