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Bill Granger’s self-saucing chocolate puddings

Bill Granger’s self-saucing chocolate puddings

Try this version of Bill Granger's self-saucing chocolate puddings if you dare! I'm not even going to pretend that they are in any way welcome on a healthy diet. When you want to treat yourself, this is how you do it. An easy-breezy dish to make that packs and...

Clinkers slice – because small things are worth celebrating

Clinkers slice – because small things are worth celebrating

We call this the celebration slice because for years I made this slice for the kids to take into school on their birthday. It was always either this Clinkers slice, or if we were feeling flush, a Mars Bar slice. I could never be arsed fiddling around with cupcakes....

A strawberry bliss balls recipe that’s full of goodness

A strawberry bliss balls recipe that’s full of goodness

If there's one thing that is an absolute must for lunchboxes, it's bliss balls. And strawberry bliss balls are like the kings of lunchbox bliss balling. Actually, 'bliss balling' sounds kind of rude, so let's pretend I didn't write that last sentence. Reasons why...

Retro cornflake cookies with a twist

Retro cornflake cookies with a twist

It's very possible that back in the day, your Gran made a version of these cornflake cookies. No doubt she made them petite-sized so you were allowed to eat three, and served them up with a big glass of milk. Some recipes just stand the test of time. Mind you, your...

Boomstickalardass Mars Bar slice

Boomstickalardass Mars Bar slice

Here’s a treat – the Mars Bar slice. Take a Mars Bar and add butter to it then stir in some puffed rice and then coat the lot in chocolate. Oh lordy, it’s like taking a murmur and turning it into a heart attack, but in a totally fine way. This is quite simply the...

Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

This simple choc chip slice recipe is for the days when you want an afternoon snack, but you really couldn't be bothered. That's not to say it's not amazingly yummy and moreish, because it is. What it mainly is, is fast. You will memorise the recipe within about two...

Healthy choc bliss balls make a great pick-me-up

Healthy choc bliss balls make a great pick-me-up

You know when you're craving something sweet but you know if you break open a block of chocolate you're a gonner? Or is that just me? Ha! Anyway, these healthy choc bliss balls will come to the rescue during your chocolate crisis. They are so full of protein and...

Festive blossoms cupcakes recipe from Crown Street Celebrates

Festive blossoms cupcakes recipe from Crown Street Celebrates

Years ago I used to live across the road from Crown Street Public School at #307. It was a huge, rundown terrace house that we filled with friends, frivolity and dysfunction. We were all living silly student lives, really. Up until all hours, running ourselves into...

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...

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