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Fudgy triple chocolate chocolate chip muffins

Fudgy triple chocolate chocolate chip muffins

Oh my, these triple chocolate chip muffins are GOOD. We're not talking 'coasting through' good, either. We're talking A+, here's your medal, thanks for working hard GOOD. Like my subtle end-of-year results comparison there? Are you listening, kids? So, when the kids...

Sweet-as honey biscuits (like your gran makes)

Sweet-as honey biscuits (like your gran makes)

I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm really old-school when it comes to recipes. I like the granny recipes like these honey biscuits more than anything. Recipes that have been made hundreds of thousands of times over the years by thousands of people. The kind of...

Sophie’s lovely golden syrup biscuits

Sophie’s lovely golden syrup biscuits

My absolute favourite cookbook right now is Sophie Hansen's A Basket By the Door. If you haven't picked up a copy of this gem, snag one immediately. Even if you never make these beautiful golden syrup biscuits, or the apple, fennel and pork sausage rolls or a batch of...

Treat yourself to this divine zucchini and lemon loaf

Treat yourself to this divine zucchini and lemon loaf

I'm so happy to be adding this zucchini and lemon loaf to our loaf recipe collection. The bigger the loaf collection grows, the happier I am. Loaves (feels like it should be 'loafs', but no) are just so incredibly easy and versatile. The thing with a loaf is that they...

Easy Italian biscuits like our nonna makes

Easy Italian biscuits like our nonna makes

My Italian mother-in-law Maria (FYI 99% of Italian mothers-in-law are called Maria), makes a mighty fine biscuit. She generally has a batch of easy Italian biscuits coming out of the oven on any given day. And by 'batch' I mean around 200 biscotti. Marias don't do...

Our delightful caramel apple teacake

Our delightful caramel apple teacake

Even the word 'apple teacake' makes me feel warm and fuzzy. There's just something about cooked apples that speaks to the child within. And 'tea time' is pretty much my favourite time in any day. So, this particularly delightful apple teacake originally came from a...

A date loaf worth dating

A date loaf worth dating

This unbelievably good date loaf is one of the quickest cakes you’ll ever make. If you don’t think you’re a baker, let this date loaf completely change your mind. I reckon anyone can make it and anyone would like it. It’s not messy, fussy or finicky, but it sure...

Easy apple muffins for afternoon tea

Easy apple muffins for afternoon tea

My local is lovely friend Soph (author of the absolutely wonderful A Basket By The Door) created a recipe for Alice’s easy apple muffins that we made once and then another 20 times. Since our first baking, the girls and I have modified the recipe so many times that...

Quick-mix anything biscuits – add what you like, ready in 5

Quick-mix anything biscuits – add what you like, ready in 5

Imagine a biscuit that seems to magically appear from nothing and you can make with whatever you've already got in the pantry. That's what these 'anything biscuits' are all about. They take less than five minutes to put together and you can throw in whatever's around....

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy is a friend of mine and her mum used to make this truly fab no-bake chocolate slice. That's not even the best thing about her, either. Although it's gotta be up there, a decent chocolate slice recipe being one of life's quiet pleasures. Years ago, Lucy used to...

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