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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...
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...
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...
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...
Chocolate Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Bars
This indulgent dessert makes a drop dead delicious finish to a meal, or cut in bite size bits to take to an event or shared morning tea.  Both brownie and cheesecake freeze well for a few weeks. Ingredients 150g butter,...
Christmas Mince Pies
I think the thing that makes bought mince pies such a letdown and homemade ones so good, is that the bought ones are far too sweet. The pastry needs to be a contrast to the sweet filling. I make a...
Classic Scones
Scones take only around 20 minutes to make from scratch. They cost less than $2.00 to make and provide 12 – 15 filling fresh scones. They will provide energy from carbohydrate, and are not high in fat like pies or...
Classic Spice and Fruit Hot Cross Buns
This recipe makes around 24 great buns. I like to arrange the buns in a circle on the tray because in the Christian tradition the circle symbolises God's unending love but you can arrange them anyway you like.  Ingredients Dough...
Date and Orange Scones
Scones are quick and cheap to make, reasonably healthy and very filling. This recipe makes very light cakey scones due to the addition of an egg. Try all sorts of sweet and savoury versions. Scones are best eaten fresh, leftovers...
Easy Fruit Tarts
These easy fruit tarts taste really good, look pretty and are so simple an 8 yr old can make them. I use apple most often as that is what we usually have available but sliced plums, pears, peaches, nectarines or preserved,...
Easy Mini Cup-Cakes
This is a really easy, all in together mixture easy enough for the kids to bung together. The light golden cakes are firm enough to decorate and the recipe makes a tin full - great for picnics or tucking into...
Easy PB & Banana Bliss Balls
Super quick and easy to make and refined sugar free, these bliss balls also make good use of a ripe banana. You do need a food processor to make this recipe but unlike lots of bliss ball recipes it doesn't...
English Muffins
My family all like English muffins as a quick breakfast or snack, but boy they’re expensive to buy for such a simple thing! These homemade ones are lovely and easy enough for a novice baker. Ingredients 4 ¼ cups plain...
German Apple Tart
This delicious dessert is so easy to make, and tastes a little bit Christmassy. The melt in your mouth sweet short-crust pastry is the easiest of all pastries to make so don't be afraid if you have never made your own...
Halloween Pumpkin Buns
My Super-cute Halloween  Pumpkin buns are perfect to serve the kids for a post Trick or Treat supper with a warming bowl of soup, or tuck them in the lunch boxes for a spooky surprise. Ingredients 3 – 3 ¼...
Hot Cross Buns - Apricot and Chocolate Chip
Spicy delicious Hot Cross Buns with tangy dried apricot and sweet chocolate chips for those who want an alternative to the classic Easter buns.The “hands-on” time for homemade bread is only around 15-20 min but it does need time to...
Lemon Berry Swirl Shortcake Bars
With its lemony curd layer on top, a tangy pop of raspberry and a melt in the mouth shortcake base, this easy slice is destined to be a citrus season favourite. You'll need around 3 juicy lemons. Ingredients 250g plain...
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