No Bake Fruit Tart

  As mentioned in my Cheesecake post, I recently attended a BBQ with colleagues and was left with the task of making dessert. Having made a cheesecake, I also made this ridiculously easy fruit tart. Published in Nigella’s Kitchen, this recipe is perfect to make a day ahead, and easily impresses. Be generous with the fruit. I used strawberries,…

Wimbledon Cake

Hello, faithful reader! Sunday was the conclusion of the Australian Open, and the end of my summer of tennis. With trips to Perth and Sydney, and 12 hour days, I can finally breath a sigh of relief, and more importantly get back into the kitchen! The last month has been a diet of sandwiches, toast,…

Raspberry Buns

On the first Saturday in May, my friend Belinda and I made the small trip up to Clunes in country Victoria. The Clunes Book Town Festival celebrates books, and this year the festival attracted around 30 second hand book stores. As an avid reader and vintage cookbook collector, I was more than a little excited with…

Monte Carlos

I will have to admit, I don’t have fond memories of Monte Carlos. In Australia, made by Arnotts, Monte Carlos are quite  hard biscuit with an unusual icing in the middle. They are part of many biscuit trays and always are  the last left on the tray (along with the poor Kingston). When I saw this recipe…

Berry Christmas (and Rhubarb) Jam

This is delicious, and incredibly easy, jam. I’ve made it this year, as I did last year, to include in Christmas hampers for friends and family. Using just 3 (or 4) ingredients it is incredibly quick and, aside from being a great gift idea, it’s also an easy way to use up overripe fruit you…

Grandma’s Raspberry Slice

Having lived in Brisbane for a good 6 months now, I was, naturally, missing Melbourne a little. Luckily I had two of the best cures to hand last weekend; a visit from a good friend (Mel) and the recipe for a favourite childhood treat. My Grandmother’s raspberry slice is delicious, easy to make and keeps well….

Raspberry (or Strawberry) Bakewell Slice

Mel came up to visit me in July and, being a lovely sunny day when I had strawberries in my fridge, naturally we stayed inside to bake. Bakewell Slice from Nigella’s Kitchen caught my eye and, though the recipe calls for raspberries, I prefer to use what I have to hand so strawberries it was.