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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Lamb and Rosemary Shepherd's Pie

Lamb shepherd's pie.

Ah, one of the great comfort meals! Good old shepherd's pie is another one of those dishes that always reminds me of my childhood as we often enjoyed it for supper. We would usually have the beef version, but this time around I decided to make a lamb shepherd's pie instead.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Lemon Loaf Cake with Saffron Syrup

Lemon loaf cake with saffron syrup.

A few weeks ago I was given a pack of gorgeous saffron to try out at home. I have only ever used saffron in savoury dishes in the past (this saffron chicken dish is one of my favourites) and wanted to try it in a sweet recipe this time around.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bacon and Mushroom Quiche (with the tastiest quiche crust ever!)

Bacon and mushroom quiche with cheese crust.

What's for dinner tonight foodies? Today I am sharing one of my favourite week night supper recipes. It is a delicious and easy quiche recipe that can be adapted to include any of your favourite fillings. If I have a few spare minutes during the day I sometimes prepare the crust or filling in advance and simply add the egg and milk mixture just before baking, but it is quick enough to put together in the evening making it a brilliant weekday option. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Caramel Sponge Pudding

Caramel sponge pudding

If ever there was an excuse to indulge in some comfort cooking, the chilly winter season is most definitely it. This latest recipe, which was featured in the May/June issue of Cheers magazine, has comfort food written all over it - a classic (dare I say old-fashioned) dessert that you can easily make at home on those cold days.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Date, Carrot and Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Topping (Refined sugar free)

Date, carrot and apple muffins.

It has been a while since I worked on a muffin recipe and I am rather pleased with this particular one. I was recently invited onto the Expresso Morning Show to present three different, easy recipes with one common ingredient. I chose dates as my star ingredient and wanted to include a baking recipe in one of the cooking segments. That was the inspiration behind these date muffins.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

No-bake Chocolate Mousse Tart (Gluten free)

No bake chocolate mousse tart.

Credit for this heavenly recipe goes to my lovely mum. A light and creamy no-bake chocolate tart - it is one of our favourites and always a hit at family shindigs. If I had to imagine biting into a chocolate cloud I think it would be like eating a slice of this!