Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

For those of us who love pumpkin, it’s versatility and health benefits, this simple and delightful recipe can be enjoyed on it’s own or can accompany a variety of meat dishes.  I have taken this pie to BBQ’s, picnics and many lunches.  My family adore this dish, it is light, soft and naturally sweet with a wonderful array… Continue reading Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

Carrot & Walnut Loaf

One of my favourite things in life are cakes and desserts.  Every once in a while I enjoy baking and making something sweet.  After all, what is life without a little pleasure!  I am sharing a simple carrot and walnut loaf recipe that will boast a little indulgence and pleasure with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients 200 grams plain flour 1 teaspoons… Continue reading Carrot & Walnut Loaf

Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)

Re-sharing this recipe from two years ago.  Pastry Twists are great to serve as finger food. I made over 200 hundred of them for my daughter’s 21st Birthday Party on Saturday. They were a great success amongst all the guests. I find them very easy to make and store until you are ready to serve them.… Continue reading Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)

Video – How to Make Plum Jam Biscuits (Kifle sa Pekmez)

I would like to introduce to you my first how to make video.  Plum Jam Biscuits (Kifle sa Pekmez) these biscuits are much loved in my  country of birth, Croatia. My gratitude and thanks to Yenny my film-maker.  Your expertise and talent is appreciated.  Enjoy!

Hazelnut Biscuits

Wishing you all a Happy Easter. It is a time for celebration in many different parts of the world with wonderful dishes and gatherings.   In some countries it is Spring and here in my city, Melbourne, Autumn has arrived. May your celebrations be full of happiness, good health, laughter and good cheer.  Easter for my… Continue reading Hazelnut Biscuits

Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

With Christmas not too far away I am starting to plan what to prepare as small gifts. A great way to spend an afternoon is to bake some treats to share with your family, friends and neighbours.  Do not go past making these home made fruit mince pies.  They are absolutely mouthwatering. Pastry 4 1/2… Continue reading Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy

If you struggle to buy gifts for people at Christmas, it is always a good idea to make something at home.  You may choose to make Christmas decorations, preserves, biscuits, candles and the list goes on.  I always enjoy giving a gift that I have made or grown in my garden.  It gives me pleasure… Continue reading Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy

Plum Jam Biscuits (Kifle sa Pekmez)

  This delightful recipe for home made traditional Croatian biscuits filled with a thick and luscious plum spread reminds me of my childhood.  I have adjusted the recipe slightly and used icing sugar for dusting rather than granulated sugar.   Icing sugar gives these biscuits a lift when serving. Pastry 250 grams Unsalted Butter (softened) 500… Continue reading Plum Jam Biscuits (Kifle sa Pekmez)