How to Make Banoffee Pie – the MOST scrumptious cake in the WORLD!

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20Dec
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How to Make Banoffee Pie     In 2010, my mother-in-law made this as one of her numerous Christmas desserts.  It was on the list because her youngest son is a fan. It is his favourite. It is now my favourite ever dessert too!    Oh my. How my world changed that day. I have NEVER known such deliciousness and…

How to make carob balls with a twist -Carob Tahini Rice Puff balls

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19Sep
how to make carob balls

How to make Carob Balls Back in 2009, when I first began writing this little ol’ blog, this was the very first recipe I posted. It’s the perfect children’s cooking experience for educators leading up to Christmas as they can be frozen in batches of 9 in individual zip lock bags. (So, each child makes ten of these balls –…

How to make a natural Rainbow Cake!

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26Jul
how to make a natural rainbow cake

How to make a natural Rainbow Cake! I’ve been loving all these rainbow cakes I’ve been seeing for a year or so on Pinterest, and also on friends blogs and facebook pages. BUT even though I love the vibrant colours, I’m not too keen on EATING that stuff. Not for me, definitely not for my kids. So I’ve been wondering…

How to make a Quick and Easy Strawberry Cheesecake

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12May
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How to make a Quick and Easy Strawberry Cheesecake with just 6 ingredients!   I have a confession to make. I am 41 years old and I have never used gelatine because I’m scared of the stuff. I tried to make a jelly slice once, and it was a dismal failure due to some malfunction with the gelatine step so…

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe With Kidney Beans

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24Sep
flourless chocolate cake with kidney beans

  Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe with Kidney Beans Otherwise known as ‘Magic Bean Cake’ Brought to you by McKenzies Last week it was Ned’s Spring Festival, and as we do for these events, everyone takes something to share. It just so happened that I had been given the challenge of using a selection of legumes and beans in a few…

Sugar-free Strawberry Tart Recipe

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29Jul
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Sweet (but sugar-free) Strawberry Tart Recipe I love a good strawberry tart.  Actually, any kind of fruit tart. But most recipes have quite a bit of sugar, so I thought I’d see if I could find a way to jiggle it a bit so I can eat them.  (Yes, I’ve been sugar-free again for just over 2 months and my…

Valentine’s Day sweet biscuit LOVE bombs

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10Feb
lovebombs

  Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I always like to do a little something, simply to recognise and acknowledge ‘love’ in all the forms it comes.   For me, it’s not just about romantic love. (although of course, that is lovely.) I also like to give thanks for the ‘love’ that is present each day when…

Raw Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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5Jun
raw chocolate beetroot cake

  Many years ago, I bought a cookbook with the most scrummy recipe, Raw Chocolate Beetroot Cake.  I loved it but since then, I’ve been playing with it and now the version I make is nothing like the original. But twice as good. I’m forever grateful to Suki for her inspiration because I never would have thought of adding beetroot…

Raw Key Lime Pie Recipe

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1May

I have found cake perfection!  Raw Key Lime Pie. I don’t need to look any further.  You’d better get ready to print this recipe or write it down as once you taste it, you’ll be proclaiming this the world’s best cake pie too. On Saturday, my friend Cath hosted her Crafternoon. (Pop back tomorrow for a very cute tutorial showing…

Dutch Pancakes “Poffertjes”

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25Jan

Santa brought Ned this Dutch Pancake maker for Christmas. It was the best $12 he ever spent… um, er, invested… For the past week, Ned and his dad have eaten baby pancakes for breakfast.  (Ok. Sometimes Mummy had a little taste too…)  Covered in lashings of real maple syrup (no maple flavoured syrup here) and a little dusting of icing…

Red Velvet Cake Pops recipe for Christmas Day

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25Dec

Inspired by both my friend Felicity’s mate Adam, and this book, Cake Pops by Molly Bakes, I made these delicious Red Velvet Cake Pops for Christmas Day. You might like to make some too! First thing is to make the cake. 1.  Place 250 grams self raising flour and 1/4 tsp salt in a big bowl. Mix and set aside. 2.  In…

How to make Raw Chocolate Banana Pudding

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8Oct

Jen made a delicious raw chocolate banana pudding for her crafternoon and I think nearly all the girls asked for the recipe.  So, here it is, a treat for everyone.  The pudding was created by Jen but made up of components from this book. Source – RAW FOOD MADE EASY, for 1 or 2 people, by Jennifer Cornbleet It is a…

Cooking with children: Fruity Trifles

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17Aug

Fruity trifles are a big hit around here. The wonderful thing about them is that children make them up, and the very act of participating in the creation of this treat encourages them to eat a variety of fruit, some of which they may have never tried before or have claimed they don’t like.   You need a number of…

How to make Peanut Butter Cashew Kisses

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8Aug

A while ago, I came across this amazing original recipe from The Prudent Pantry for Peanut Butter Cashew Kisses.  Don’t they sound exquisite?? Here is my adapted recipe which will make about 40 balls. 1 jar of honey (500 gram approx) 1 jar of peanut butter (500 gram approx) 1 cup of cashews (ground into crumbs using a thermomix or…

Cooking with children: How to make simple Danish Pastries

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1Aug

This recipe is a great one to include children in the preparation. Firstly, make the custard:  (A job for mama or papa) In a heat proof bowl, combine 4 egg yolks (whisked), 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine), and 1 tablespoon cornflour.  Stir well and set aside. In a saucepan, combine 1 and 1/2 cups milk, 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine),…