Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

After receiving Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Christmas as a Christmas gift this past year, I was browsing excitedly through it, imagining all the things I’d be making for Christmas 2015. A quick chat with Mel revealed that she owned the same book (no surprises there!). Mel mentioned to me that there was an excellent cookie recipe in…

Nutella Ice-Cream by Nigella Lawson

Summer is just around the corner. The weather is heating up, the days are getting longer and it’s the perfect time for ice-cream! It’s also the perfect time to use my new ice-cream maker! I have been thinking about buying an ice-cream maker for a few years. For a long time I thought I didn’t…

Chocolate-Chestnut Cake

I noted this recipe with excitement when I first bought How to Be a Domestic Goddess; I have fond memories of peeling chestnuts hot from the open fire as a child and savouring the effort and sore fingers with delight at the nutmeat within. The recipe calls for unsweetened chestnut puree; presumably a tinned substance…

Chocolate (Vegan) Olive Oil Cake

This cake is delicious. I was expecting a dense cake, and was surprised by its light and fluffy texture. I made this on a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon. When I first leisurely flicked through Nigellissima, I was instantly drawn to this recipe. It reminded me of the Vegan Chocolate Cake I love.If I had to…

Chocolate-Banana Bread from Nigella Lawson

This chocolate-banana bread recipe is simply a chocolate version of Nigella’s banana bread; one of the first recipes I ever posted, or baked for that matter. As promised, I have indeed made it time and time again. Whenever there are ripening bananas in my house, there is bound to be banana bread. Not that you…

Chicken Teriyaki

  I love Chicken Teriyaki. There was a small Japanese restaurant in the Melbourne CBD that sold the most amazing (and affordable) chicken teriyaki. It was rare that you could finish a bowl. There has never been a store-bought marinade that could compare. I’ve been meaning to try this recipe from Nigella’s Kicthen for a long time….

Green and Gold Olympic Cupcakes

Today is the last day of the XXX Olympiad. I know many cooks have found inspiration in the cuisine of the host nation, England, for their celebratory baking. I have taken a more patriotic approach, though ironically the base recipe comes from Nigella Lawson, one of England’s best loved cooks! These ‘Green and Gold’ cupcakes…

Autumnal Birthday Cake

I recently turned 25; knowing I’d like to make a cake for my family, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make the Autumnal Birthday Cake from How to be a Domestic Goddess. This cake looks inviting, however it required 475ml of maple syrup. In Australia maple syrup costs over $8.00 for 250ml so…

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…

Mexican Lasagna

Once again this recipe was first published by Nigella Lawson in Kitchen. It was always one of those recipes I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try but looked easy enough. I first made this in December. Mum was in hospital and I needed to make dinner for the rest of the week, without any…