Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

AlexandraNibbles and Small Bites, Starters130 Comments

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets – a delicious canape that is easily made! Pastry making can be daunting to the most experienced cook. So, if you avoid pastry making, you will find these little canape cases are just the thing. They’re so simple, made in minutes from bread which takes the place of pastry as a case for these delicious appetisers. … Read More

Overnight Oats with Apple and Sultanas

AlexandraBreakfast, Vegan130 Comments

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats – a nourishing breakfast for all too enjoy. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I am one of those people who take a long time to wake up in the morning! (Hence one of my favourite quotes – “I don’t really rise and shine. Most days I just caffeinate and hope for the best.” 🙂 ) That … Read More

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

AlexandraGluten Free, Main Courses, Vegetarian124 Comments

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells – a delicious and warming baked pasta dish. When entertaining, my preference is for food which is simple to prepare but also has lots of flavour. A very important part of successful entertaining is a relaxed host. The key to being a relaxed host is simple food which can largely be prepared in advance. (Who wants … Read More

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

AlexandraDesserts, Gluten Free128 Comments

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake -a delicious and simple cake that will become a household favourite!   This cake ticks all the boxes: It’s quick and easy   Well, it’s cake   Wait – did I mention it’s chocolate cake 🙂   And, gluten free – but everyone will love it   The most of important of all – it tastes fantastic I’m … Read More

Gluten Free Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

AlexandraGluten Free, Side Dishes, Vegetarian126 Comments

Gluten Free Foccacia

Gluten Free Olive and Rosemary Focaccia – a delicious Italian classic! To label this focaccia as “fantastic” is quite a statement, but I assure you, in no way is it exaggerated. Those of you who have had to eliminate gluten from your diet will be well aware that bread which is gluten free frequently doesn’t satisfy as it did in … Read More

Toffee Crisps

AlexandraDesserts, Gluten Free, Nibbles and Small Bites118 Comments

Toffee crisps

  Toffee Crisps are a delicious sweet treat that is easy to make, and great to have on hand! I have adapted this lovely recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly “Cooking Class Cookbook”. It’s difficult to categorise the Toffee Crisps; they fit somewhere between a biscuit and confectionery. But one thing is certain; you will find the crisps absolutely delicious … Read More

The Best Chocolate Muffins

AlexandraBreakfast, Desserts, Gluten Free112 Comments

Chocolate muffins on a plate

The Best Chocolate Muffin Recipe is here… It’s Sunday morning and that means freshly baked muffins. The muffins I’ve baked today are the American-style, made from a batter which is leavened with a raising agent. The American style muffin differs from the English which is basically a flattish roll, leavened with yeast. These are split and toasted, buttered and often served with … Read More