Flourless Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes

My son got engaged on the weekend and as part of the celebrations, he and his lovely fiancée asked me to make cupcakes.  My future daughter-in-law is gluten intolerant and I wanted to make something that she could eat without worrying about the consequences. I am new to the whole flourless-gluten-free-baking and so I searched […]

Winter is Coming!

Beef Stroganoff Compared to some places, winter in Queensland is mild, but when the weather turns chilly, we still turn to comfort food. Beef Stroganoff has evolved over the years, but started life as a Russian dish sans mushrooms and onions.  Since the first known Beef Stroganoff recipe was published in 1861 in a cookbook […]

Caramel Apple & Almond Crumb Cake

What can I say about this?  It’s got apples, caramel, almonds and crumble – all good comfort food. I love the smell of my kitchen when I am baking anything with apples.  It makes me think of living in the pioneer days, there’s just something about baked apples. I made this cake quite early in […]

Jam Drops, Monte Carlos & Melting Moments

Have you ever woken up with the desire to cook something that you haven’t made for ages?  That happened to me the other day.  I had a catering order and knew I had to make a platter of sweet treats but didn’t want to do the same old stuff.  I woke up with an overwhelming […]