Recipes

Recipes and guides for baking and more.

Fondant-iced Strawberry Swiss Roll

by Joanne Hii This light and fluffy Vanilla cake roll filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries is one of my childhood favourites. When I was young, I always found various sweets and snacks in the kitchen, so it was no doubt my favourite place to hang out after school. Strawberry Swiss roll was one […] Read more…

Mince Pies

by Karen Douglas It’s that time of the year again. I love Christmas; the music, the food, the bling and did I mention the food 🙂 Luckily this year Sharon and Nick have asked me to contribute a couple of Christmas recipes to their lovely blog so I have the excuse to make even more […] Read more…

Dreaming of a White Christmas

by Brie Stanley Leading up to Christmas I start making my White Christmas Chocolate Treats!  The kids love to get involved too. I lay out a big mat and they help me add the dry ingredients and I give them a rolling pin to hit the almonds.  We are also making some to gift to their Kindy […] Read more…

Cranberry Shortbread

by Chathurika (Chath) Ginige Do you know I didn’t realise cranberries existed before University? I first tasted cranberry juice along with Vodka at the ripe old age of 18. It was almost 10 years later that I tasted a fresh cranberry in the United States of America. They’re just not common in Australia. In fact, when […] Read more…

DIY Cookie Gift-wrapping

by Joanne HiiI always enjoy making baked goods and gift-wrapping them myself as holiday gifts and favours to my family and friends, especially shopping for wrapping papers and ribbons with different colours and patterns. DIY cookie gift-wrapping is one of my favourites as cookies are easy and quick to prepare. There are also many fun and creative ways for cookies gift-wrapping! […] Read more…

Lamingtons

by Karen Douglas The British may have the Victoria sponge, but we in Australia can proudly lay claim to the lamington. Invented in Queensland, Australia in the early 1900’s by French Chef Armand Galland it was named after the Governor of Queensland, Lord Lamington. There are all sorts of stories on how the lamington came […] Read more…

Caramel Popcorn Pumpkins

by Chathurika (Chath) GinigeIt’s nearly that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about. Halloween. In my house this involves some traditions steeped in significance. There’s the annual trip to the deep dark recesses of my garage to find that long forgotten box of candy. The frantic rummaging through its contents to discard […] Read more…

Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes

by Chathurika (Chath) Ginige As part of our overseas journey here in the States, the husband and I have tried to ingratiate ourselves into the real American way of life. We now eat a lot of Mexican food, can pick a good burger from bad, we ask for fries instead of chips, we celebrate American […] Read more…

Passion Fruit Melting Moments

by Chathurika (Chath) GinigeThough it rarely makes my resume these days, I’m a qualified barista. I honed my skills for 2.5 years in a tiny Gloria Jeans kiosk. It was a great job. You met plenty of people, developed some pretty useful skills and there was a nearly endless supply of caffeine, especially when the […] Read more…

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