Sweet Treats

Plenty of indulgent blow outs and healthy everyday treats to keep you on track.

I try my best to make desserts as healthy as possible so that they can be enjoyed more often without sacrificing texture or flavour. I have been experimenting a lot with vegan desserts so there are plenty of those.

Leftover easter egg rustic hand pies

Posted on April 25, 2014

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Sorry if you came here today looking for ANZAC biscuits, but I am addressing a more pressing problem I am sure you have - what to do with ALL the leftover Easter eggs?

I managed to get through the entire weekend without any chocolate at all. We didn’t buy each other eggs and I am trying to reduce Miss 3.5′s sugar intake so she didn’t get any either. Don’t worry, she is very unaware of the whole affair so she was not bothered. Goes without saying that our 8 month old didn’t eat any chocolate either.

Wow, what a boring healthy family! (more…)

Homemade fig, vanilla and lemon jam

Posted on March 8, 2014

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After yesterday’s heavy post, I thought I’d get back on your sweet side with some homemade jam. Did it work?

My very good friends Robyn and Rocco gifted me with about 3kg of figs from their tree last month. Tiny, sweet, gorgeous things. I was ecstatic until I realised I couldn’t actually eat that many figs before they were going to turn.

What was I to do? That’s right, make jam. But I also stuffed them into biscuits, brownies (so good! Use this recipe and just chuck in a cup of chopped fresh figs with the nuts in step 4), plus I ate them on muesli everyday.

And I STILL had about a kilo left over. Jam, was their destiny. (more…)

Mango tiramisu

Posted on January 13, 2014

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Happy New Year! I am looking forward to absolutely rocking 2014 and I can’t wait to share all the fun stuff with you so I hope you’ll come along for the ride…

Meanwhile, Australia’s long hot Summer continues and I’ve been busy in the kitchen with the King of Summer fruit – Mangoes. The sweet, silky flesh of ripe mangoes is the perfect partner in this rich, but fruity dessert. It’s a cracker served after a spicy meal. (more…)

Christmas pancakes

Posted on December 11, 2013

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Yep, I’m giving everything the Christmas makeover at the moment. I just love helping you prepare for the festivities!

First there was the chilled dairy free eggnog, then a delicious rolled turkey breast with cranberry couscous stuffing and most recently, some delectable christmas cake brownies (yum, yum, double yum!).

Today I present you with… christmas pancakes. Go on, I know you want to! (more…)

Christmas cake brownies

Posted on December 9, 2013

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Just when you thought all the brownie flavours were played out… bam! I present you with christmas cake brownies. Chocolatey squares that are delightfully supercharged with dried fruit, spices and blanched almonds.

You’re welcome.

Two beautiful desserts come together here in one festive treat that is so versatile. Serve in small squares with coffee or tea, plate up with custard as dessert, sneak a bit from the fridge between meals, or maybe for breakfast – hey, it’s the holidays, live a little!  (more…)

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