These incredibly rich and decadent brownies have kind of become a bit of a signature for me lately. What’s not to love? Deep and silky dark chocolate combined with creamy cheesecake and tart raspberries and so easy to make. Ingredients – Brownies 200g good-quality dark chocolate, I use minimum of 70% cocoa solid 200g unsalted butter, softened 400g caster sugar 3 eggs 110g plain flour, sifted Ingredients – Cheesecake 400g cream cheese 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 120g fresh raspberries Method 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20 x 30cm lamington or shallow pan. 2. Place the chocolate inRead More →

These iconic biscuits from Australia and New Zealand were made by army wives to send to their troops during the second world war as they travelled well and the ingredients did not spoil so easily. As such they are named ANZAC Biscuits (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). They are associated Downunder with ANZAC Day and are often used as fundraisers. Incidentally, the name is protected and as such you cannot call another recipe or another biscuit ANZAC (which means you cannot add things like chocolate chips and still call them ANZACs). You also cannot refer to these as “cookies”. Ingredients 1 cup rolled oatsRead More →

Week 44 is from Monday October 29, 2012 until (and including) Sunday November 4, 2012 This week Katja grappled with a giant platypus, I made some nommy cake, and we all travelled down to London where naturally I visited Loop. 20121029 – The *only* way to deal with a giant platypus… 20121031 – Time for taayy and cake, banana cake which I haven’t made in ages but which turned out very very nommy 20121102 – After a long trip just one more train to catch 20121102 – But at least the food’s good here, just like home cooking! 20121102 – Guess where… yes that’s aRead More →

Perfect Banana Cake From Kersti.com | Desserts | English and Irish Print Dig-in Someone on Twitter was asking for a Banana Bread recipe, so I thought I would share my favourite which is R1409 from the NMAA Cooks Red Book (Aussies will know the one I’m talking about!) Total 00:45 Prep 00:15 Cook 00:30 cal Calories 221kcal fat Total Fat 5g sat fat Saturated Fat 3g chol Cholesterol 56mg Low sodium Sodium 50mg carbs Total Carbohydrate 41g Serving size 87g Calories from fat 45kcal Fiber 1g Protein 4g Sugar 28g 8 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 mashed banana 1 tsp ground cinnamonRead More →

Yes, it’s an unusual combination in a cake – a moist lemon sponge with a special centre layer of juicy blueberries and topped with tart lemon icing. Perfect for afternoon tea. Don’t ask me about storage – I’ve never had one of these last long enough! The image here is distorted in colour, if I can get one of these cakes to sit still long enough I’ll replace it! Note: I use 20ml tablespoons, 5ml teaspoons and 250ml cups in all of my recipies. Ingredients (serves 6) 125g butter 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 1/2 cups self-raising flourRead More →

Honey Joys From Kersti.com | Desserts Print Dig-in I love these easy to make treats, they remind me of summer fund raising cake stalls, sunshine and lazy days. You can add crushed nuts to make them slightly less sweet and for a bit of variety. I’ve also seen them with choc bits added but that seems weird to me. Total 00:30 Prep 00:20 Cook 00:10 cal Calories 78kcal fat Total Fat 5g sat fat Saturated Fat 1g chol Free Cholesterol 0mg sodium Sodium 83mg carbs Total Carbohydrate 9g Serving size 16g Calories from fat 45kcal Fiber 0g Protein 1g Sugar 5g 20 servings Servings 5678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940Read More →

I love these biscuits, they’re cute as a button and so easy too! Perfect to take to your next craft group get-together or guild meeting. They look great dipped in chocolate too 🙂 To make it easier for you I’ve taken photos of every step and given my tips as well. Ingredients 125g butter 125g caster or icing sugar 1 egg 125g self raising flour 125g plain flour 3 tsp ground cinnamon Screw top from a bottle of coke or water (washed) Drinking straw Instructions Cream the butter and sugar together. Make sure there’s no lumps of butter. You can sit the mixing bowl inRead More →