Category: Desserts

  • Lemon yoghurt cake

    Lemon yoghurt cake

    I make this lemon cake when I need a sweet treat that uses one bowl and takes no time to make. Most of the ingredients I have on hand and if I don’t, I have made substitutions with equal success. Vegetable or rice bran oil, even a smidge of olive oil in a pinch. Yoghurt, buttermilk, […]

  • Hazelnut meringues

    Ingredients 3 egg whites 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 tbs ground hazelnuts Directions Preheat oven to 120C.  Line baking trays with baking paper. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar while beating and beat until thick and glossy.  Gently fold through ground hazelnuts. Place tablespoons of the meringue […]

  • Crusted butterscotch apple sponge

    Ingredients 3 cups lightly stewed apple, not too wet 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 3 eggs 6 tbsp self raising flour, sifted Directions Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 21cm x 6 cm deep oven dish or 4-6 individual ramekins. Place apples in dish, sprinkle with brown sugar […]

  • Fruity bread and butter pudding

    Serves 4. Ingredients 5-6 slices fruit bread 40g unsalted butter, softened 2 tbs marmalade 200g blackberries 4 eggs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup milk 2 cups cream 2 tsp raw sugar Directions Remove crusts and butter bread.  Brush with marmalade and layer in a 1.5L oven proof dish, sprinkling with […]

  • Simple chocolate souffles

    These souffles are easy really easy to make.  You can also make them in advance and cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer until required.  Cook them from frozen for an extra 5 minutes. Ingredients Butter, for greasing 80g caster sugar plus extra for dusting the dishes 200g good dark chocolate 1/2 cup […]