Double Chocolate Banana Cake {vegan, GF}

Double Chocolate Banana Cake {vegan, GF}

I decided to wing it with this one. After all, making cakes week in and week out gives one a fair idea of how to do it right… right?! Based loosely on my own adaptation of Tracy Benjamin’s Hippy Banana Bread, and loosely on my own ideas of how to make a vegan chocolate cake,…

Hippy Anzac Biscuits {vegan, GF}

Hippy Anzac Bikkies {vegan, GF}

How fussy are little kids when it comes to eating? That’s a rhetorical question. They can be really, really fussy! Are they more aware of taste and texture than we are, or just less adventurous? They certainly make up for the lack of daring at the dinner table by running, climbing, jumping and scaring their…

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake {vegan, gf}

Lemon Poppy seed Almond Cake {vegan, gf}

Vegan Cake Nirvana. I’ve reached it. I seriously thought my quest for the perfect citrus poppy seed cake was to be a never ending one. The key to success was so elusive, it was driving me mad. I caved at various points along the way, sharing a recipe that was ‘almost’ the one… There are…

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Ah, the smell of fresh, home baked bread! Is there anything quite like it? That irresistible scent wafting through the air, filling the nostrils with warmth and causing the mouth to drool in anticipation of a thick slice or two, smeared with peanut butter and jam. The memories tumble together of a time long past……

Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy lemon curd? Aside from the obvious – slathering it on toast… or eating it by the spoonful… there was that Lemon Lamington Layer Cake, and now this – Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt. I have yet another recipe up my sleeve, but will leave that until winter…

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

This all came about because I was trying to think of desserts that would be suitable for my father-in-law’s birthday party. His birthday is the same date as a rather controversial public holiday. Traditionally, if one is meeting with friends and family for a meal on January 26th, you would serve lamingtons or pavlova for…

Bittersweet Jaffa Almond Cake {vegan, gf}

Bittersweet Jaffa Almond Cake {vegan, GF}

This is my magical unicorn cake, my pie-in-the-sky, my nemesis; the cake that was destined never to work. I lost count how many iterations were tried, tested and failed… how many tins of beans were used in the quest for a vegan chocolate almond torte. And yet here we are, with the recipe for a…

vegan mushroom walnut pasties

Mini Mushroom & Walnut Pasties {vegan}

Ah, it’s good to be back! I have missed spending time in this creative space, but blogging is the first thing to go when life gets crazy! A couple months back, once my son started school, I began selling cakes at a weekly market, and life suddenly got very full. It’s been a huge learning…