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
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 Corn Bread
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!
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
Rhubarb grows well in my garden and at the moment it’s abundant despite the summer heat. I haven’t baked for a while due to the hot weather however, it’s a little cooler today. Autumn has arrived and with it the new season’s apples. A long weekend is upon us here in Melbourne and many,… Continue reading Upside-Down Apple & Rhubarb Cake
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
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
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)