Roast in a bag

This is a very simple and easy recipe for those that want a no fuss weekend lunch or dinner.  The weight of the roast will depend on how many people to feed and the science here is not in the ingredients but in the methodology.  So you can adjust the ingredients as you please but…

Pistachio praline & vanilla sponge

This recipe may sound harder than it is, but look at the prep time and the method and you’ll soon realize it is made to impress without all the hassle.  The ingredients are simple and most of the prep work can be done ahead of time, especially the pistachio chop.  It gives a certain exotic…

Topsy-turvey Pineapple Upside-down Cake

An upside pineapple cake is a true classic, and has penetrated the culture of many countries with a range of slightly different recipes.  I found this to be fairly straight forward and easy to make, so feel free to add any other tips or slight variations if you know of any. Time: 1 hour Serves:…

Tasty Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobblers, much like other apples desserts, provide a warm sense of comfort, especially on those dreary cold winter days.  The unique thing about cobblers though they satisfy the need for a strong crunch, the consistency of cobblers with their crispy crust makes for a great satisfying dessert for those who want to deviate slightly…

Easy Moist Banana Bread

Nothing provides a good ol’ fashioned ethereal hug than the rustic taste of banana bread loaf.  This recipe creates a moist delicious version of it that is simple to do and is almost fail proof.  It’s a great way to get rid of ripening bananas or to incorporate more bananas in your diet.  This is…

Apricot Paste Juice

This is a very exotic drink, and is usually a staple of fast breaking Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan.  But more importantly it tastes good and has incredible health benefits chock full of vitamins.  Most ingredients are available in your local Middle Eastern/Ethnic supermarkets – but more so becoming comment in traditional supermarket…

Chocolate Orange Cake

Much like the more popular peanut butter and chocolate combination popularized by chocolate manufacturers (thankfully) and the hazelnut spread (even more thankfully) – orange and chocolate is also one of those combinations gaining popularity (also introduced in the chocolate retail markets.  Here is a cake that will introduce many of your friends (if they haven’t…

Apple Carrot Cake

I realised I didn’t have many cupcake recipes, I always prefer cakes with the perception that it’s a weightier dessert that feeds more people, I find with cake there is less weight and it’s easier to decorate one cake instead of many little cupcakes.  But this one is an exceptionally simple recipe it would be…

Classic Pecan Tart

I’m actually surprised I haven’t shared this recipe earlier – this one is a sure hit and I have used it many a times for Christmas to Thanksgiving dinners (which are interchangeable for me at this point).  This pie is a classic and the crunch of the caramelized pecans with the sweetness of the filling…

Apple Coffee Cake

A slight variation and twist on the classic apple pie, this Apple Coffee Cake has all the deliciousness of the apple with a more understated taste.  Did you know what none of the “Coffee Cakes” have coffee in them, the name implies they can be eaten with a nice mug of coffee, can of like…