Best Ever White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

I had a feeling this blog would have had over 150,000 views by the time I returned from San Francisco and I was so thrilled that it had – thank you my lovely bloggie friends! I wanted to give you a really lavish celebratory recipe to show my appreciation, and by crikey this hits the […]

Caramel Mousse with Walnut Shortbread

I scribbled this recipe down in my trusty notebook while sitting at the hairdressers the other day (hair is getting shorter and shorter, can’t help myself…must stop now!) and made it today to take to the lovely Netty and Andy’s for dessert. The thing is, I tried to be too tricky the first time I […]

Celebration Chocolate Cake

For those of you who follow me on Facebook (yay you – you know who you are!!!) you will know it was my lovely Henry’s 18th birthday yesterday. To celebrate we had two waves of visitors, kicking off with assorted grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins for early evening drinks, followed by a second wave of […]

Caramel, White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Slice

  Way back in February I posted my recipe for Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel Slice which has ended up becoming a family favourite – especially for me because it is so quick and easy to throw together. I have been thinking for some time about doing something with white chocolate, caramel and macadamias (as you […]

the ultimate lemon tart

A big call no? The ultimate lemon tart? Well it isn’t even in the oven yet and I am tempting fate monumentally by making this call, and yet I feel confidant. I have been cooking variations on a standard lemon tart for years making little tweaks and changes along the way, in fact I used […]

Dark Chocolate Tart with Blackberries and Hazelnut Praline

Off to a dear friend’s place for dinner tonight, so I begged her to let me bring dessert so that I could post a blog, and practice my photography! The tart has a chocolate pastry base filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with juicy blackberries. The hazelnut praline gives a really nice crunch as […]

Apple & Blackberry Custard Croissant Cake

Many years ago I somehow managed to win two mystery weekend flights for two in one week. Young and struggling at the time, my husband and I were so excited, and shared one of the double tickets with my sister and brother-in-law. The mystery location turned out to be Wellington, and the weekend was freezing […]