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Good and creamy Coconut Cream Pie – and now as pudding!

Sweet and light tasting, no artificial flavours Who doesn’t love Coconut Cream Pie…not the artificial tasting (smells and tastes a little like suntan lotion stuff), but a good and creamy version that tastes like coconut and not just the suggestion of it. Pudding instead of a pie I first made this as a whole pie. The memory of getting a […]

Homemade Chicken Fingers – yes, you can!

Making homemade chicken fingers is much easier than you’d think! Why would you want to do this you ask? Well, for one thing, you can be sure of what’s inside them. Also, what’s on the outside. Kids and adults enjoy homemade chicken fingers a lot! I used to make chicken fingers when my sons were kids, made them quite often […]

Lemon Mousse Tartlets for a bright tasting and easy dessert!

I love lemon desserts – actually, I think lemons are just great in general – you may have noticed the theme! Anyway, seeing a bag of Meyer lemons in the store always gets me thinking of a new lemon dessert. Even better than a lemon dessert? A creamy lemon dessert! There’s just something so special about tart, creamy and sweet […]

Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There are a lot of recipes out there for carrot cake. Here’s mine! It’s fairly simple, has just a few ingredients and bakes up either in a loaf tin, or a larger, shallower tray-bake type pan. Basically a single layer cake with yummy cream cheese frosting. Little marzipan carrots are truly optional. If this is a special occasion, like Easter […]

Hot Cross Buns – a seasonal treat not to miss!

Hot Cross Buns are always a sign of spring. Whether you associate them with a cultural memory or just nostalgic senses of smell and taste, they’re sure welcome at this time of year. I learned to make these in Chef School. What a pleasant surprise that was to see this childhood favourite on the curriculum. Of course, the original recipe […]

Leek and Potato Soup – a simple and filling soup

When I think of a simple and filling soup that will please even the fussiest eater, this is what comes to mind. Leeks, the mild-mannered cousin of the onion paired with the homeliest of veggies, the potato! This is a great recipe to make using the homemade chicken stock I posted. The rich savoury flavour of the chicken stock makes […]

Sourdough English Muffins, roll, cut and cook!

Have you ever wanted to make English Muffins but thought, hey, I don’t have those ring things! Well, have no fear, these English Muffins are made by rolling out a dough, cutting with a cookie cutter and cooked on a griddle. I’ve tried several recipes in the past that were based on a very liquid-y batter that you poured into […]