Gluten-Free Banana Muffins with Salted Caramel

Makes 12 So many people these days require gluten-free recipes and I’ve been hard pressed to come up with new ideas for my friends and family. These banana muffins were a real hit with my friends this morning and the leftovers are going to make great back to school lunch box fillers – minus the…

Hummingbird Cake

I think we all had enough banana bread during lockdown to last us a lifetime! So what else can you do with your overripe bananas? Try this absolutely delicious Hummingbird cake. You can just make a couple of loaves (which make a great lunchbox addition), or bake the cake with all the bells and whistles!…

Coconut Cake

National Coffee Day definitely calls for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake so today I’m sharing my hassle-free (and can be gluten-free) coconut cake. It keeps for days so you’ll have something under the cake dome for your coffee every day this week. Here’s what goes in 6 large eggs 1 cup…

Granadilla Topped Cupcakes

Makes 16 – 18 How about a sunny Granadilla cupcake to bring some cheer to your weekend tea? These cupcakes are dead easy to make, quick to prepare and will have everyone grabbing just one more! Here’s what goes in 2 and a half cups of self-raising flour 1 cup of castor sugar 1 teaspoon…

Chocolate Brownies

Makes 18 – 24 In celebration of World Chocolate Day this week, I thought I would share this classic chocolate brownie recipe. Since I usually serve these for children, I make mine without nuts, but of course these can be added if you like. They are something between a cookie and a cake with a…

Parma Ham, Caramelised Onion, and Rocket Quiche

A quiche will make for a lovely light lunch, and is so versatile you can actually fill it with anything you like. I make variations that include ‘tomato, basil, feta’; ‘butternut and feta/goat’s cheese’; or ‘asparagus and tuna’. This recipe is the favourite however, and looks really impressive topped off with extra Parma ham and…

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Makes 18 Beautifully decorated sugar cookies all boxed up with a bow make a wonderful Easter gift.  They would also add a special touch to your Easter tea, or could form part of an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Better yet, you could leave them undecorated and set them aside with some icing for…

Easter Choc Chip Cookies

Makes 48 These cookies are an Easter holiday version of a firm family favourite. My kids get very excited when white candy-coated Easter eggs hit the shelves, so popping these into their favourite cookie is a welcome treat. I always share this tip when making choc chip cookies – don’t overbake them and serve them…

Valentine’s Vegan Scones

Makes 24 Valentines Tea for Two? What if I were to tell you that these little tea scones are totally vegan? Not my usual fare, but tried and tested and absolutely delicious! I’m so delighted with the outcome of these scones because adding something vegan to our recipe collection this week means we have something…