Chocolate Almond Cake

The ingredients are minimal for this dessert but the prep work is significant so make sure you keep that in mind.  But the results will be fantastic and the fact that it is easily a great gluten free option makes it that much more attractive for those gatherings! Time: 2 hours Serves: 10 Good for:…

Yummy Almond Coconut Cookies

These are like little angel gifts from heaven….they are disturbingly addictive and amazingly delicious.  Soft and chewy for a long time, they will not last much.  All the ingredients are easy to make and the combination of almonds, chocolate, and coconut is exceptional, and if you never tried this combination before these are the perfect…

Raspberry Walnut Tart

This tart is very versatile and is at home equally in summer brunches to winter Christmas parties.  It is easy and perfect for welcoming new neighbours or for not going empty handed for an afternoon tea.  If you have those random office parties, this would be a great go to and a very impressive addition…

No-bake Nutella Pie

You can’t go wrong with anything even remotely associated with Nutella.  This light and fluffy no cook Nutella pie is a great way to incorporate the delicious hazelnut and chocolate spread into an everyday easy to make dessert – but you will need to make ahead of time to give it time to freeze. Time:…

Saffron Rose Cardamom Cake

This beautiful cake pairs very well with tea and brings in its flavour all the warmth and exotic touches you would find in far off lands.  This is inspired by flavours from India and the Middle East and will a quick favourite for many of the people who try it.  Light and fluffy and full…

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…

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…