Passionfruit Custard Slice
Lovers of this bakery classic will be delighted by a customisable home-made option. Swap the passionfruit for vanilla, or lemon or whatever flavour you fancy. Ingredients 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted ½ cup custard powder ½ cup caster sugar...
Christmas Cake Ice-Cream
Several years ago we ran a competition that asked people about their Christmas cake traditions, the results were a total surprise. Literally hundreds of the respondents admitted to buying, receiving or baking Christmas cakes every year religiously when not a...
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,...
Gin and Lemon Trifle
Trifle is great for an informal gathering or special event as it’s so easy to assemble. If making for a family dinner you could make in individual glasses (see tip below) and omit the gin from the kids ones. Ingredients...
Lemon Curd Krummeltorte Slice
I have made this recipe literally hundreds of times. Originally as a dessert in a 23-25 cm cake tin, these days I make it as a slice, resulting in way more serves from the recipe. You can assemble it either...
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...
Gingernut Icecream
For a grown-up presentation freeze the ice-cream in a loaf pan lined with cling film. When frozen turn it out onto a platter and serve in slices with poached peaches. For the kids it's great in a cone but goes...
Chocolate Truffles 3 Ways
Truffles make an indulgent yet affordable treat - perfect as a gift. This one base mixture can be finished 3 different ways to you can have a mixed selection of goodies to gift (be sure to keep at least some...
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,...
Roasted Fruit Salad
Warm sweet roasted fruit makes a succulent alternative to a traditional fruit salad. Roasting the fruit concentrates the natural sugars so the fruit is deliciously sweet; the juices combine to form a sublimely exotic and surprisingly healthy sauce. Roasted fruit...
Peach Cobbler
Cobbler gets its name from the bumpy texture on top, it's an easy, cheap pudding that you can adapt to suit your own preferences. Ingredients 4 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced or a use an 800g can sliced peaches...
Pavlova with Lemon Cream and Blueberries
This simple dessert is easy to make and bit more special than your standard pav. Sharp tangy lemon curd is a delicious counterpoint to the sweet meringue and the lemon cream and blueberry combination is delicious. Ingredients 4 egg whites...
Self-Saucing Toffee Apple Pudding
Any old apples from the fruit bowl will be fine for this dish – it’s terrific with whipped cream or ice cream. Ingredients 2 medium apples peeled and thinly sliced 60g butter 75g sugar – roughly 1/3 cup 1 egg...
Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
The original classic family pudding, it's easy to make and with its layer of thick sauce underneath, looks wickedly indulgent. Serve it with cream or ice-cream. Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 3 tbsp cocoa ¾ cup...
Caitlin Amelia’s Rhubarb and Almond Tart
This dessert is a winner every time. A rich sweet almond filling contrasts with slightly tart rhubarb in a crispy golden crust. 11 yr old Caitlin liked this dessert so much we named it after her and they are both...
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...
Raspberry, Apple and Lemon Sponge Pudding
Pretty and delicious, this dessert makes a little bit of berry go a long way. It’s easy enough for everyday but good enough for guests. Ingredients 50g butter 1 tbsp golden syrup ½ cup sugar 1 egg beaten 1 cup...
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