Category Archives: Dessert

Chocolate Coffee Roulade


This stunning recipe is worth making a new family tradition for! It has a few stages, making it ideal for an afternoon in the kitchen with the family sharing, laughing and sipping champagne. The final result is certainly celebration worthy. Ingredients Sunflower oil for greasing 6 medium free-range egg whites 330gm golden caster sugar 2 […]

Coconut, Banana & Choc Chip Tea Cake

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Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 10 tablespoons coconut oil (needs to be slightly warmed to liquify) 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (plus more for sprinkling) 1/2cup dark chocolate chips 2 handfuls shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) Method Heat oven […]

Blueberry Bread and Butter Pudding

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There are so many complicated bread and butter recipes, but sometimes keeping it simple is best and this recipe is evidence of that! From Smitten Kitten, I am loving this winter warmer which will delight everyone in the family. Ingredients 450g of sliced white bread or brioche 45g unsalted butter, softened or melted, plus a smidge […]

Matt Preston’s Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

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This delicious recipe is for the weekend after you have been ‘good’ all week! Matt Preston’s Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding is perfect for dessert, as a midday treat, or just because you deserve it. Ingredients 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder, plus extra to dust 60g unsalted butter, […]

Cinnamon Swirls


No need for a trip to the patisserie when craving something sweet. For this simple recipe I always use Careme butter puff pastry, which once you have tried, you’ll never use anything else.   Ingredients Plain flour, for dusting 1 pack Careme butter puff pastry 75g unsalted butter, softened 75g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling […]

Swedish Semlor Buns

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Tied to the fasting tradition of Lent, semlor are cardamom-scented buns filled with almond-paste and whipped cream. Originally they were only baked on Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras or, literally, Fat Tuesday), then it became common to bake them on Tuesdays in Lent. There are variations of semlor throughout Scandinavia and Sweden that go by different […]

Australia Day Menu

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Celebrate Australia Day with these classic Aussie recipes with a difference. This menu covers all the favourites: sausage rolls, pavlova, and lamingtons. Triple Chocolate Lamingtons 100 gm dark chocolate (56% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped 60 gm butter, coarsely chopped 8 eggs, at room temperature 300 gm caster sugar 180 gm plain flour 60 gm Dutch-process […]

Marmalade Pudding & Drambuie Custard

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Marmalade Pudding 150g Fine Brown Breadcrumbs 120g Soft Brown Sugar 25g Self-Raising Wholemeal Flour (or White Self-Raising) 120g Butter, plus extra for greasing the bowl 8 Tbls Mrs Bridges Christmas Marmalade (available at the Cooking Company) 3 Large Eggs 1 Rounded Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda plus water to mix Method Butter a 3-pint pudding basin […]