Peanut butter and fudge brownies

RECIPE: I don’t make recipes with chocolate very often because my husband doesn’t enjoy it, so when I do make something with chocolate it’s a bit of a treat for me. It just means I have to give away most of it to stop myself trying to eat the whole thing before it goes stale!…

Maple syrup pecan cheesecake

RECIPE: It’s very easy to disregard older cookbooks because the styling of the food is out of date but sometimes you keep going back to them because the recipes are so reliable and constantly produce delicious results. I am on a mission to use up what’s in my fridge and cupboard and needed a dessert…

Mango and white chocolate entremet

RECIPE: This all started with a new mould and a desire to make something special for my mum’s birthday. Mangoes were newly in season, so I decided to work around that as my base flavour. I took recipes from The Pastry Chef’s Little Black Book, a recipe collection for chefs that provides very abbreviated recipes,…

Two gluten-free slices

RECIPES: I take any opportunity to bake for other people because it’s a way to get practice without having a whole bunch of baking at home staring in my face begging me to eat it. I was running a training day at work and the catering was starting to look costly, so I decided to…

Macadamia Torte

RECIPE: My work decided to hold a team baking competition, with a different category a month over four months. My team decided I could have the first category with the theme ‘Australian’. I had a lot of success making iced vovos last Australia Day, but I didn’t want to bake the same thing again, so…

Raw Strawberry Pistachio Cake

RECIPE: To go along with the pistachio cake with strawberry frosting I made for my work morning tea, I made exactly the same cake but in vegan form – gluten free, dairy free and raw. COMPONENTS: The pistachio base couldn’t be easier to prepare. I made sure the nuts were finely milled so there wasn’t…

Pistachio Cake with Strawberry Frosting

RECIPE: We have been planning an office move for ages at work, and finally after two years, my whole team were finally together under one roof, so we celebrated. I wanted to do something a bit interesting that wasn’t your standard chocolate or citrus based cake or dessert, and I settled on pistachio. There’s a…