Easter Recipes to Get Your Tastebuds Watering

Sharing The Food We Love has some delicious Easter recipes that I thought I would share with you again as some of them are almost as old as this blog is. Do you get a mountain of chocolate and you’re not sure what to do with it?  Make yourself some of this delicious Easter Egg Brownie…

Lemon and Poppyseed Scones

As I mentioned in an earlier post a week ago that I’ve been exploring different variations of soda bread, mixing it up with different grains.  The presence of poppy seeds in my kitchen because of this has led to this variation on an old classic and one that I thought was worth sharing.   The…

Baked Plum and Almond Cake

Spending this month browsing and contemplating recipes from Karen Martini’s Cooking At Home for The Cookbook Guru has got me going off on all kinds of tangents.  Her food is really quite fragrant, easy to produce and very flavourful.  This cake had me at almonds and baked plums but what really got me was the…

Ginger Nut Biscuits

This recipe has been sitting on my must make list now for almost 6 months, I kid you not.  I’ve had this post written since September last year yet I’ve somehow just not gotten around to actually making the recipe.  What was I thinking??? So so simple to make and absolutely delicious.   Even the non…

Homemade Pistachio Nougat

Nougat is a real treat for me which I have great memories of my Dad loving to eat by the plateful.  At Christmas Mum will always make sure she buys at least one length of it to have as part of the sweet treats on the table.  Often this would mean a journey to the…

White Chocolate and Apricot Balls

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with dried fruit and no bake treats these past few weeks and this is one creation that I thought was worth sharing.  To begin with they didn’t look like they were going to work, the flavour was too tart and citric for even the bitter loving palates.  A bit…

Spiced Vegan Orange and Almond Rumballs

As you may remember I went on a foodie tangent earlier this year when I detoxed for a few weeks.  In the process I started exploring healthier eating options and discovered an amazing recipe for dairy free, sugar free, wheat free coconut rough and a walnut hedgehog which made my taste buds sing.  Well I’m…

Walnut Biscuits

Such beautiful buttery rich biscuits these are.   The walnuts take the edge of the sweetness, although not too much as these are still pretty sweet treats.  What you get is a lovely biscuit to have with a cup of coffee or tea or maybe even a port as part of an evening treat.  So…

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

It seems my birthday presents had a very distinct theme this year…. not that I’m complaining in the slightest.  Food, and more specifically chocolate seemed to be the order of the day.   A very delightful birthday treat indeed! To celebrate it was only logical that I bake a chocolate cake, or in this case, cakes…

Elizabeth David’s Prawn Paste

Prawns have always held a special place in my life for being celebratory food.  Not cheap when I was living in Victoria, they were a treat that would be brought out at Christmas with my grandparents when I was a child. These days they have turned into a celebratory food of another kind, if we…

Coconut Rough

Coconut rough happens to be one of my all time favourite chocolate treats. I love the crunchy coconut and the creamy chocolate combined together, in fact I find it highly addictive and morish.  Now imagine being told you could make a vegan, dairy free, wheat-free version of this treat.  I’m about to break this news…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

Happy Friday Everyone!  This is a little bonus post that is not from the Donna Hay Recipe Book which I’ve been focussed on of late.  Just something sweet to get you through the weekend. This recipe comes to us from my lovely sister again, the same one that shared the amazing gluten, wheat and dairy…