If you like white chocolate and raspberries, you will LOVE this new recipe for Blondies. I have adapted my previous blondie recipe to include fresh raspberries. You could substitute for frozen raspberries, especially when the fresh ones aren’t in season. If you like your blondies gooey and fudgey, keep a close eye on the cooking time and bake these babies until they are barely cooked through. These are the real deal. I make no apologies for how sweet they are. They are, quite simply, delicious. You’re welcome!…
Is there anything more comforting than warm scones, fresh from the oven, topped with whipped cream and delicious jam? I think not. I often forget, though, how easy they are to make and how tasty and soothing they can be. I made these scones during the school holidays. My girls helped knead the dough and scatter flour all over the kitchen bench top and floor! I adapted this recipe from Taste, but will write it out in full here for ease. I used Bonne Maman raspberry jam to top the scones, and fortuitously a friend popped in with homemade lemon butter, which was also a perfect pairing. Bake these babies with your babies, and eat them warm for maximum pleasure!…
I love a good banana cake. Often I make a simple banana loaf, which is pretty much perfect for any occasion. And sometimes I make banana and choc chip muffins, which are great as an afternoon snack, or for the kids’ lunch boxes. Over the long weekend we had friends coming over for afternoon tea and, along with a cheese platter, I wanted to bake a cake. I had a few bananas that were overripe which made banana cake the obvious choice. But I wanted to make it just a little bit fancier than my standard banana loaf. A friend of mine had forwarded me this recipe a while ago and I had been hankering to make this delicious honey and cinnamon buttercream icing. In this recipe she suggests making it with a carrot cake, which would be heavenly, but I thought i’d give it a go with banana cake. The result was lip-smacking amazing. Seriously, you need to make this icing. It is absolutely delicious and paired with the banana cake, the result is divine. I will write out the full recipe here for convenience but you can easily use your ‘go-to’ banana or carrot cake recipe and it’ll be perfect….
I love a good muffin, don’t you? Possibly the yummiest muffin recipe i’ve ever tried is this Blueberry-licious muffin, but these come a close second.This recipe is about as easy as it gets. You can make ’em small, or make ’em big. I made a big batch recently and made mini sized ones for the kids (great for the lunch boxes) and adult size ones for the grown ups. Give this a go – it’s a crowd pleaser….
As a mum to three girls I’ve put on my fair share of themed birthday parties. I’ve done a Fairy theme; Garden theme, Pink theme (no requests for superheroes in our house!) and I’ve managed to dodge a bullet, er, I mean request for a Frozen theme. I just can’t go there. Queen Elsa has invaded too many areas of my life already and I need some distance from her. Against better wisdom, perhaps, I always ask my children what theme they would like for their party. I had hoped my three year-old would request a Fairy Garden theme as I could simply combine the previous two parties, and, voila! But no, given her favourite colour right now is “all the colours of the rainbow” she asked for a Rainbow Party. And she got it….
If you’re after a sweet treat that the kids and adults will love, look no further. These white chocolate blondies tick all the boxes, but be warned – they won’t last long! You can add a handful of frozen raspberries or blueberries to the mix or any nuts if allergies aren’t an issue. I am a chocolate lover and usually prefer dark chocolate recipes, but in some cases, blondes really do have more fun!…
Sunburst Coconut Cake: a beautiful moist cake infused with coconut.
If you’re after a quick, simple, delicious cake that the kids are guaranteed to love, look no further. I have the perfect recipe for you, courtesy of Sunburst. This scrumptious coconut cake ticks all the boxes: – It’s moist, yummy and doesn’t need an icing so in my books that makes it healthy 🙂 – The recipe has only a few ingredients, making it affordable and simple to follow. – Degree of difficulty is ‘EASY’. That’s a win! – The kids can easily help in the kitchen. – The sunburst spread is palm oil free so that’s good news for the orang-utans. – 5 cents of every purchase goes to Orangutan Foundation International Australia….
Long-time readers of my blog will know I have a sweet tooth. I have chocolate, in some form, every day. Every. Single. Day. I also love cookies so naturally a choc-chip cookie is my obvious choice. I’ve tried a few recipes over the years but recently I found one that kicked the others to the curb….
We rarely have a ‘free’ day and so today was a real treat. It was slow moving and involved rain, coffee and cookies – in that order! There are no words necessary for this post. I captured some of our beautiful moments and created this short film…. Enjoy!
In the past, I’ve kept my kids’ birthday parties to modest affairs – the cheap and cheerful variety. But this year for Miss A’s 5th birthday I decided to spend a little more time and money on creating a spectacular party for my beautiful girl. When I asked her what type of party she would like, I was not the least bit surprised when she requested a Fairy theme.
At the age of five she’s delightfully immersed in imaginative play and the existence of fairies are very real. The best part about planning this party was consulting with my client every step of the way. Miss A loved every part of the event coordination, from developing the invitees list, to collecting the RSVPs and deciding on catering requirements. We had so much fun and her involvement made it a really fun and exciting event….