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Category Archives: Sweet mouthfuls

Fudgy Chestnut Brownies

Almond meal seems to be the most common replacement for wheat flour in gluten free cakes. It gives the bulk, structure and moisture needed to make them good to eat. … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 29 Comments

Mum’s simple oat squares

This slice is a blast from the past, one of the economical treats Mum used to bake for us as a  snack  after school. The flavour is reminiscent of ANZAC  … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bramble Berry Crumble Slice

The blogs I follow cover a vast range of genres. Posts about food, fashion and photography, creative writing and political satire, gardening, arts and handcrafts, social history and photography arrive … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 19 Comments

Sweet Berry Jellies

and the perils of sugar cookery in the tropics. Cooking in a tropical climate has presented me with many previously unencountered challenges! Melbourne, my home town is in a temperate … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 14 Comments

Chocolate Yuletide Log

Chocolate is mandatory at Christmas, smooth dark bittersweet chocolate, mixed with love and other luxury ingredients into a yummy delicacy. I was inspired to make this chocolate treat by an … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 15 Comments

Florentines, naturally gluten free

Removing gluten from my diet has improved my well being immeasurably. However, I question the value of the vast range of commercial gluten free copycat products on the supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 17 Comments

Paula’s Amaretti

My friend Paula has followed a gluten free diet for many years. A fearlessly experimental cook, Paula is continually trying this and tweaking that to improve and refine what she … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 14 Comments

Old Fashioned Ginger Nuts

Commercial sweet treats were almost unheard of in my childhood home, but my Grandma occasionally bought a packet of Ginger Nuts. Fascinated, I watched as the adults dunked their hard … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 25 Comments

Lady’s Kisses

Economy was always upper most in mind when my Mum chose what she baked as treats. She chose biscuits and slices that could be made without the addition of eggs, … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 14 Comments

“R” Rated Macadamia Nut Meringues

Why “R” rated? Macadamia Nut Meringues will corrupt a child’s expectations about meringues! Six egg whites leftover from custard were sitting in the freezer and playing on my mind. I’m … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 15 Comments


It’s almost impossible to define Australian cuisine. The food we eat has origins in every corner of the world. What was a typical Aussie meal when I was a kid … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 7 Comments

Refashioned White Christmas

Last year we hoped to experience a white Christmas in London. The locals kept telling us everything comes to a standstill if it snows, that snow would disrupt Christmas, so … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Lemon and Ginger Fingers

I got a bit frantic hunting out this recipe. It wasn’t in the book where I expected to find it. Eventually it turned up hiding in my battered blue folder … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 4 Comments


This is a variation on an earlier post Fruit Chews with featured white chocolate bits and lemon zest. The household opinion on favourites is divided, I like white chocolate and … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment