Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Pyrex, who have provided the world with the most fantastic cookware for the last century. Happy 100th birthday, Pyrex! Strawberry Tart, eh? If you have been following along on instagram you will know that my first born works at a strawberry farm, and regularly comes home with trays and trays of gorgeous strawberries; luscious, sweet, perfectly ripe and just picked strawberries. When Pyrex contacted me and suggested I make an apple pie to help them celebrate their 100 year birthday, I thought Hmmm, apples? I have a better idea…. Strawberry Tart Break this down into…

Egg Free Banana Cake

Egg Free Banana Cake

You might have noticed me talk about my middle child having an egg allergy. Luckily he isn’t anaphalctic, but eating eggs gives him an unpleasantly itchy mouth and if he’s eaten enough, it will come back up again. Gross! This situation is a bit sad for The Gentleman, especially when it is someone’s birthday at school, and he has to go without cake. I played around with this recipe over the weekend, and it’s a winner! The Gentleman loves it, and polished off 4 slices in no time.  Egg Free Banana Cake  Ingredients 2 and a half cups of plain…

Apple Tarts! Easy, quick, tiny apple tarts with cinnamon cream.

Apple Tarts! Easy, quick, tiny apple tarts with cinnamon cream.

So, I made the mistake of showing the following video to Monkey Boy recently, and he was all ‘Oh PLEASE make this for Valentines Day, Mum! You could totally make it! Go on, it will be SO yummy!’ And you know, it’s kind of flattering for him to think I could make this time consuming, complicated dessert, it really is. But he is way, WAY, overestimating the patience I have to spend in the kitchen, or most places, actually. And this time consuming, complicated batch of NINE cookies that look like something the Nyan Cat dreamed about after eating a…

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Recently The Gentleman turned 10 (I know! How did this happen?!) and he requested this slice to take to school for his class birthday cake. It was the perfect choice for him because A; it’s a delicious crowd pleaser and B; it is entirely egg free, which is a big win for the egg intolerant Gentleman. Also, his teacher loves caramel and a little brown nosing never goes astray.  My mother in law is the queen of making this, however she wasn’t available so I had to roll up my sleeves myself. This was no hardship, because despite having a…

Halloween in a Hurry

Halloween in a Hurry

I love Halloween, and I am thrilled that it is gaining popularity in Australia. Not just he ancient Pagan festival of Samhain, but the modern commercial festival of Halloween. Read last years rant about it here, if you like; the short version is that I love a festival that brings families and communities together in a bit of fun. (Not to be confused with Samhain, which is more about bringing families and communities together in a bit of fun while we give thanks for the harvest and also have a chance to chat with the rellos that have passed on.…

4 Easy Strawberry Recipes

4 Easy Strawberry Recipes

If you’ve been following my instagram feed recently you would know that we have been enjoying a glut of strawberries. My daughter started work at a local strawberry farm, and every work day comes home with this bounty of delicious, giant strawberries. I’m not sure if it’s because they are super fresh or if they where picked by my flesh and blood, but they are absolutely, gorgeously, delicious! Thanks Darling! Anyway, she comes home with a few kilos, a few times a week. Such hardship, ha ha! We’ve had so much fun trying new ways to eat them, I thought…

Pecan Crescents

Pecan Crescents

I have been making these biscuits for years, and not just because they are delicious; it’s because they are a crowd pleaser and I’m an applause whore in the kitchen. The flaky pastry almost elevates them to pastry status, and the cinnamon sugar pecan crunch is incredibly moreish. Best eaten warm, I don’t know anyone that can stop at one.  Pecan Crescents Ingredients 2 cups of plain flour a pinch of salt 1 cup of unsalted butter 1 egg yolk 3/4 cup of sour cream half a cup of castor sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 2/3 cup of pecans…