How to Make a Focaccia with Olives, Onion & Rosemary

Keeping busy and positive during this unusual time can be challenging for many.  Melbourne, Sydney and both states country regions are experiencing extended lockdowns.  If you enjoy home cooking, bread making and like to keep busy give this recipe a go.  Take a few moments to read through the recipe, once you have made the… Continue reading How to Make a Focaccia with Olives, Onion & Rosemary

Pork, Fennel, Apple & Pepper Sausage Rolls

If you love making sausage rolls at home you cannot go past this recipe.  Sausage rolls are easy to make and they can be enjoyed by the whole family.  There are numerous recipes available.  Try this recipe you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients 4 sheets of ready made Puff Pastry (each sheet cut in half) 1… Continue reading Pork, Fennel, Apple & Pepper Sausage Rolls

Rustic Shortbread & Coffee Hazelnut Meal Biscuits (Cookies)

Biscuits and Cookies are always fun to bake and I enjoy experimenting with different dough mixtures.  With the the New Year in full swing, I have the time to sit down and write the recipe.  These are simple to make, rustic in appearance, delicious,  can be beautifully presented and enjoyed by all. Shortbread  2 cups… Continue reading Rustic Shortbread & Coffee Hazelnut Meal Biscuits (Cookies)

Flourless Orange Cake

This flourless orange cake is moist, decadent and scrumptious.  The oranges, almond meal and a few other ingredients create a wonderful citrus sensation.  Baking this cake was for a friend’s birthday celebration.  I love getting requests and orders for cakes it gives me an opportunity to experiment with a variety of different ingredients and methods of… Continue reading Flourless Orange Cake

Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Growing up in Croatia, I still have fond memories of home made corn bread. Traditional corn bread was made from dry corn kernels which were milled in the local community and turned into a flour.  This flour was coarse and resembled polenta.  The bread was traditionally baked in a wood fired oven, it formed a beautiful… Continue reading Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Delicious 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 Delicious Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

With Christmas not too far away and many of us in the middle of planning the dishes we are going to prepare, appetisers, main courses, desserts, drinks and the list goes on.   During this time of year, I endeavour to make my life as easy as possible and without too much stress.  After all it… Continue reading Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recently, I had to do a presentation for one of my subjects Special Dietary Requirements. The special dietary needs that some people have are, gluten sensitivity, egg, lactose, celiac disease, peanut  or nut allergies and the list goes on.  Covering this subject in more depth has opened my eyes further and given me much greater understanding… Continue reading Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake

Pear Tarte Tatin (French Inspired)

To celebrate my son’s birthday on Sunday I was inspired to bake, I have not had the opportunity to make sweets for a little while.  I know that he loves cake made with fresh seasonal fruit. This classic French dessert is an upside-down pastry in which the fruit is caramelised in butter and sugar before… Continue reading Pear Tarte Tatin (French Inspired)

Smoky Bacon, Pepper & Courgette Clafoutis

Originally a classical French sweet pudding made with black cherries, prunes or other suitable fruits in season. This pudding, originally a sweet treat, has conveniently been converted into a savoury dish.  Why not, it works.  It can easily be made into a complete vegetarian course by adding cheese instead of the smoky bacon.  No matter… Continue reading Smoky Bacon, Pepper & Courgette Clafoutis