Sunrise Banana Cake

We are very familiar with the rustic and hearty Banana Loafs and Banana Breads.  But for those with slightly sweeter cravings how about a good ol’ Banana Cake?  The natural sweetness of Bananas has finally got its due in the cake world and it couldn’t be any simpler.  This is a middle of the road…

Lotus Biscuit Cake

Lotus Biscuits are a big deal outside North America, I would say on par with Nutella with a range of lotus biscuit products like pancakes, sweets, smoothies, ice cream etc.  You can however still find the addictive biscuit and the related Lotus Biscoff Paste in ethnic and speciality supermarkets in your area, and after you…

Hazelnut Date Cake

Most hazelnut cakes are primarily made up of thick hazelnut chocolate spread.  But for some who like the hazelnut flavour but with less overpowering sweet chocolate taste, dates might offer a good alternative.  This dry, semi-sweet cake holds up well and makes a delectable tea cake or a less imposing dessert than a Nutella pie…

Healthy natural popsicles

The easiest and cheapest summer treat you can do is a fresh juice Popsicle. Assuming you already have a juicer there isn’t a huge cost here, your fruits and veggies and the popsicle mold (alternatively you can use an ice cube rack with popsicle sticks (from the dollar store) sticking out of each one. Just…

Home-made granola bars

You all know this by now, anything homemade is great, anything ready made is evil (not quite) but in most cases that is true. Plus it’s way cheaper to do it at home. Granola bars are one such case, it’s so easy to make it should be a crime for you to buy the store…

Easy does-it trifle

There are probably as many trifle recipes as there are people. Trifles can be a combination of many things and somehow still come out tasting naturally sweet, fresh, and delicious. Here is an easy one for you with easy to find ingredients; you can just about substitute any of the ingredients to something equally good….

Boston Cream Cake

A decadent recipe from one of my all time favourite Italian chefs Ms. Lidia Bastianich. They have a luxurious feel and will taste like they took way more effort than they actually did, which is what we all want! Time: About 1 hour Serves: 10 Good for: Impressive dessert, for those you want to impress…

Fig Walnut Cake

A very warm, almost savoury (but not quite) semi sweet loafy cake. Very nutritious and exotic with a range of flavours people will get in layers. Great with the older crowd and those with discerning tastes for desserts. Time: About 1 hour and 45min Serves: 10+ Good for: People coming for tea/afternoon- tea Exotic flavour…

Walnut Orange Cake

This is a different take on the regular orange cake, which I usually find as very dry.  This has a nice crunch, stays moist, and a great combination of orange and walnut.  Easy to make and very simple on the eye but your taste buds will love it.  Great for Christmas or thanksgiving, very wintery…

Thin french apple tart

This recipe for a simple looking apple tart is “how you say” full of French sophistication.  Nice for the hipster crowd and those who are all about the finer things in life.  Looks simple but fancy simple if that makes any sense.  Subtle sweetness makes it a nice option for late night dinners or even…