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12 sweet Muffins - master recipe
This master recipe allows you to adapt a batch of muffins to the ingredients you have available. Add spices, nuts, fruit or chocolate, play around and develop your own favourites. Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour ½ tsp baking powder...
All Purpose Pizza Dough
Using my microwave proofing method this dough is quick to make, in fact it's so easy a homemade pizza is a great option for a weeknight. This recipe makes 1 big 34cm “family size” thick crust pizza or 2x30cm thin-crust...
Apricot Shortcake Tray Bake
Melt in the mouth shortcake with a tart apricot filling, perfect for afternoon tea or serve warm for dessert with a scoop of ice-cream. Ingredients 500-600g stewed apricots – 2 generous cups – crushed and cooled 500g plain flour 2...
Apricot, Fig, Orange and White Chocolate Pan Forte
Pan forte is the ideal cake to make as a Christmas gift as it gets better over a week or two, so its perfect for making ahead or taking away on holiday after Christmas. The name simply means "strong bread"...
Banana Cake
Banana cake is a favourite for picnics as well as dressing up nicely with cream or frosting for a special occasion. The recipe can easily be doubled – one for now and one for the freezer; or for a really...
Banana Walnut Loaf (banana bread)
This is an easy cake to make for a picnic. I assemble the whole thing in the processor taking care not to over mix but it’s easy to make without one. Banana loaf is lovely in thick slices warm from...
Beetroot and Feta Tarts
You'll need to allow an extra 40 minutes if making your own onion jam, (see below for recipe), it's very easy and cheap or use store-bought onion jam if you prefer, it's an easy recipe to double and the tarts are...
Boob-alicious Shortbread Biscuits
I created these bikkies as an option for raising funds for Breast Cancer Research – easily packaged in twos in cellophane bags they're ideal for selling in the office or at a cake stall. The frosting bra’s are really fun...
Breakfast Bars
A breakfast bar should be like a portable bowl of cereal, nourishing, filling and not too full of sugar. It should contain some whole grains or complex carbohydrates for energy and some fibre. This recipe is a good foundation, you...
Bunny Butt Cupcakes
These cute as a button cupcakes don't require any actual decorating skills, and they are cheap and fun to make. You can also make them dairy free; substitute the butter for a dairy free spread and replace milk with rice...
Cafe Pancakes
These pancakes are light and fluffy, delicious with lashings of maple syrup. The recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on the number of people you are serving. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plain flour – or substitute with GF flour...
Cheats Blueberry Danish
These easy Cheats Danish Pastries are quick to make and use frozen puff pastry in place of a yeast dough, so lots of crispy buttery goodness without the faff. Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon sugar 125g cream cheese, at room...

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