Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a part of every Australian’s childhood (I would hope) but to many outside of Australia the mention of this delicious cake brings a look of confused intrigue to their face. The Lamington is a soft, golden, Australian cake covered in rich chocolate and coconut. Sometimes you can find it filled with cream or jam (my favourite). As I mentioned previously, Lamingtons date back to 1927, these days they make regular appearances at parties, […]

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Bread Ahead Easter baking class

Easter may be over but does that really mean it’s the end of Hot Cross Bun indulging? I say no. Really when you break it down a Hot Cross Bun is just a fruit bun with an embellishment on the top. Remove the religious significance, ignore social judgement and enjoy that bun year long. Better yet, make your own! Over the long Easter weekend I attended an Easter baking class held by my favourite bakery […]

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Citrus Tart Recipe (Paleo)

Autumn is well and truly here in London. Scarfs and beanies are being taken out of storage, umbrellas are making a daily appearance and the leaves are gathering in clusters on the streets. But I’m not transitioning to a soup and porridge diet until the last rays of spring disappear for good. So, to say goodbye to Spring, I’m sharing a citrus tart recipe with you. I love citrus desserts, there’s something so satisfying about […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easter is just around the corner! For some it may mean enjoying a long weekend and for others it may mean a little bit more. Either way, Easter can’t be enjoyed without hot cross buns. Sure, I understand why people may shun the bun loaded with sultanas so I’m doing you a favour and replacing the misunderstood dried fruit with chocolate. We all remember that dreaded moment as a child when you eagerly took a […]

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Traditional Fruit Mince Pies

It’s a very special, festive post this week as I will be sharing my family’s fruit mince pie recipe. We’ve been making this recipe for well over 25 years now. It’s the best! Not too sweet, with a thin but crisp pastry and all made from scratch. You may think you don’t like mince pies or that dried fruit isn’t your thing but let me tell you- you’re wrong! Throw those overly sweet, supermarket mince […]

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Dessert Sushi and Gilmore Girls

Many hours of my teenage years were spent watching Gilmore Girls. Some may say this was escapism or procrastination from school work but I argue that I was simply furthering my education. Where else would I learn about the effects of excessive coffee consumption? Not to mention the fact that everyone has a different path in life and it isn’t always an easy one. It’s been 9 years since the last Gilmore Girls series ended […]

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Scones and Lemon Curd

scones and curd

  The Great British Bake Off is back so to celebrate I thought I would whip up some scones. They ARE the classic English afternoon tea treat after all. These scones are extra special as they’re dairy free and accompanied by an equally dairy free lemon curd. What a pairing! My Aunty Maeve is a baking genius and when I visited her in Ireland she baked up a dairy free storm for me. These scones […]

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Coconut Rum Balls (Vegan)

The classic rum ball – Honestly not something I ever thought I would be writing about. Up until a month ago I had never even tasted one. Sure, I was aware of their existence but had dismissed it as something my grandparents would eat. The rum ball was not for me! However, recently my co-worker brought a batch in for our celebratory ‘Friday bake day’ and oh my gosh they were wonderful! No longer will […]

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