Dreamy Banana and Coconut Bread is Perfect for Taking To Work

Moist, dense banana bread

You know the stuff  – it’s in every cafe and it looks like it’s here to stay. With good reason. Banana bread can be toasted and buttered, eaten plain or even eaten with jam and cream. It’s a fantastic way to use up those old, over-ripe bananas sitting in your fruit bowl. It’s perfect for taking to work, or sending to school in your child’s lunchbox.

This recipe has the added bonus of coconut, making it both sweet and moist. Plus you really only need 1 bowl to make it!

What are you waiting for?

Save yourself from spending $$$ for one slice at your local cafe, and get baking.

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Delicious Jam Donuts

Who can resist a freshly made donut?

Almost every culture has a version of the donut and for good reason. Whether you know them as doughnuts, churros, beignets, berliners, donal kentang, struffoli or just donuts – they are one of life’s simplest pleasures. There’s the classic cinnamon, gooey jam filled or pineapple glazed – each manages to bring out the child in all of us. Mr 2.5 loves, like all kids, to eat the icing first. Me? I like to scoff it all in about 1 minute!

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Nutritious Roasted Beetroot Dip in 3 Simple Steps

When nutritious beetroot is bountiful in your garden…. get roasting!

The beetroot in my vegetable garden is ready for harvest. It’s been slowly growing away without much care on my behalf. Beetroot isn’t just fabulous in hamburgers – its sweet, earthy taste is also great in tarts and salads.  It can be eaten raw, but I prefer to roast it and let all those delicious sugars caramelise.

I had some roasted beetroots left over from dinner the night before, so I decided to use them in a quick and nutritious dip.  The colour is so vibrant, you just know it must be good for you! Perfect to share with friends.

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Easy Jam Drops Cookie Recipe

These soft, chewy jam drop biscuits have a centre of gorgeous raspberry jam – the perfect cookie to send to school in your children’s lunchbox, or to devour with a cup of tea.

Jam Drop Cookies have been an institution of my parent’s house my entire life. My mother used to make big batches of biscuits and load up her 3 tiered biscuit tin. And I can tell you that they didn’t last long with 4 kids around. I used to help my mother make hers, and now my 2.5yr old son ‘helps’ me, too ( he’s a pretty great taste-tester!). Here’s the recipe… Read More

Super Easy Recipe for Making Apple Turnovers that are Sublime

Classic Apple Turnovers are easy to make, and even easier to eat!

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Glenorie Bakery with my little family. One thing you will learn about me is that I LOVE bakeries and patisseries. I just love everything about them – the smell, the fresh bread, the sweet cakes and pastries. It really is my idea of heaven. And this busy bakery in rural Glenorie was certainly a treat!

Whilst at the bakery buying just about 1 of everything, I came across an apple turnover. I haven’t had an apple turnover since I was about 8, and this one looked so good – crisp puff pastry coated with tiny sugar crystals, lovely cinnamony-apple filling, fresh cream. AHHHH… and maybe even a little bit of maple syrup?
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