Berry Clafoutis

I just love this simple French dessert, Clafoutis.  It's the epitome of simplicity, a natural beauty that speaks for itself.  Fresh seasonal berries (traditionally with cherries), a splash of kirsch and a...

Sticky Brandy Puddings

Brandy pudding was a big thing over Christmas time when my Great Granny Ida was still around, she used to wrap pennies in rice paper and plant them into the batter. It was so magical to find a penny in your...

Pumpkin Pie

In the spirit of Halloween and the magnitude of pumpkins that are stocked in our supermarkets at the moment, I think a pumpkin pie recipe is in order. I've had many requests over the years for a foolproof...

Blueberry Flapjacks

Flapjacks or crumpets remind me of school holidays. My gran used to make a huge batch of flapjacks in the morning and we would tuck into them with butter, cinnamon and sugar while watching "KTV".  So whenever...

Citrus Polenta Cake with Cardamom Syrup

The smell of this cake baking is something quite special and the flavour reminds me of our time in Tuscany.  A slice of sunshine is the only way I can describe it. Polenta provides a nutty dense texture that...