Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern cake made from semolina, yoghurt and blanched almonds and soaked in a sweet syrup flavoured with lemon, rose water and orange blossom water. ┬áThe home blanched almonds also give this cake a lovely crunch. Basbousa is so delicious and cut into small squares makes a lovely sweet treat for any special occasion. Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

This very easy crustless quiche is so easy to make and with the zucchini, prosciutto, ham and Spanish onion, makes a tasty meal to serve with a great salad. At the moment celeriac is still available in Sydney. It makes the perfect salad to serve with the quiche. I have included a link for the recipe below if you want to try it. Zucchini, Onion … Continue reading Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

Dominique has shared the recipe with us for these delicious and easy to make biscuits. Filled with oats, nuts, dates and seeds they make a great accompaniment for that afternoon cup of tea or for a quick, healthy snack on the run. Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits Ingredients: 1 cup of brown sugar 115 g butter, softened 2 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 … Continue reading Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

These healthy little polenta cakes combine zucchini and tomato with two cheeses and the goodness of Kefir. The sausage and bacon add a great flavour and makes them perfect for a light lunch or for snack anytime. Prepare the ingredients ahead and they are really quick and easy to make. Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes Ingredients: 1/3 cup polenta 1/3 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

The Versatility of Homemade Baked Beans

Home made baked beans are so versatile and can be used on their own with toast or crusty bread, or with eggs and sausages for breakfast. They can also be combined with pasta or rice for a great brunch or lunch. This recipe uses my favourite, butter beans, but could also be made with cannellini, borlotti or other beans. Oven roasted banana chillies, sage leaves … Continue reading The Versatility of Homemade Baked Beans

Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

Cardamom is such a fragrant spice with an intense aromatic mint flavour that combines well with cinnamon and nutmeg. It is popular in baking around the world. This cake blends lemon, cardamom, cinnammon and nutmeg and is topped with a spiced apple. When using spices it is so nice to get the best flavour from them. Wherever possible freshly grinding your own spices will bring … Continue reading Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata

There is nothing more satisfying than a potato frittata. This recipe adds tasty pastrami and the subtle flavour of red French shallots, plenty of Parmesan cheese and ground pepper to make a really tasty baked frittata. Oven baking the potato slices makes the dish a little lighter but no less flavourful. It tastes wonderful hot or cold with a fresh mixed leaf salad. Oven Baked … Continue reading Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata