Apple Bread

  I love Tessa Kiros, her cookbooks are wonderful. I own Falling Cloudberries and Apples for Jam. This recipe comes from Apples for Jam. I’ve made it a few times, and I love it. As someone who doesn’t eat bananas, I love the concept of apple bread instead. It’s perfect for either breakfast or an…

Grilled Cheese and ‘Slaw

I don’t usually eat sandwiches, but the sight of all that melted cheese and the ingredients list  for this recipe in Nigella Express were extremely tempting. I also assumed that the meal as a whole must be a step above the standard grilled cheese (or ‘toastie as it’s more often known in my house) and coleslaw to be worth…

Cocoa Apple Cake

Sometimes you just need to bake. This week wasn’t ideal; I wasn’t well, and I was coming home from work frustrated and tired. I had also been waiting impatiently to try out my new Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Tin. You may also remember Alex very generously gave me the Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt…

Apple, Cinnamon & Almond Muffins

I love muffins and the continuing search for perfection. I don’t think it would ever be possible to have a definitive muffin recipe. So many variables and such personal taste. I prefer smaller muffins, packed with fruit. They are also quick and often don’t require too much exertion. After an intense period at work, I…

Huguenot Torte (Apple and Pecan Torte)

It’s a Saturday night; I’m at home, I’m baking and I’m preparing blog posts. While some may not publicise this activity on a Saturday night, I am reveling in the peace and quiet. I have the kitchen to myself, Diana Krall is playing and I couldn’t feel more comfortable right now, or with my future…

Christmas Chutney

As promised in my sneak peek, a post about preserving! I spent a very pleasant Saturday afternoon making this delicious Christmas Chutney. I love Christmas time. I think this time of year means different things for different people. For me personally, it’s a hectic time, but it is one filled with love.. For me, I only give…

Vegan Apple Crumb Muffins

I’ve recently started a new job. We have a weekly team meeting at 11am and I though it would be nice at my second team meeting to bring something in for morning tea. Now can we please establish this as a judgement free zone? In a swot vac, working 14 days in a row while completing assignments…

Apple and Pear Crumble

I made this delicious apple crumble for dessert on fathers day. I was motivated by the new pie dish I had received as a Fly Buys reward. For those unfamiliar with fly buys it’s a customer rewards programs that Coles uses as market research and every so often you gain enough points for something nice. I selected this lovely 19cm…

Apple Patty Cakes

Hi, it’s Mel. I think I mentioned in my first post that I have a slight cookbook addiction and I own many cookbooks, some of them are quite old. My favourites do come from the Australian Women’s Weekly. Why is that so? I think because as a child, the Women’s Weekly cook book adorned my…

Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

These beauties were the direct result of an empanada maker I won at a Tupperware party. Yes, I’m 24 and I go to Tupperware parties. Willingly. The empanada maker also came with a little recipe brochure, which is where I got the recipe for these empanadas. These were made when I was feeling energetic enough…