Apricot and Cream Cheese Pastry

AlexandraBreakfast, Desserts38 Comments

Apricot and Cream Cheese Pastry. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

I have been looking forward to enjoying an Apricot and Cream Cheese Pastry for a while now.  However, as fresh apricots are not yet in season, and I can wait no longer, I am using canned apricots in these pastries. The combination of the flaky pastry, the cheesecake-style filling and the fresh-tasting apricots is delicious. Do not be deterred by … Read More

Three Ingredient Lemon Marmalade

AlexandraBreakfast, Condiments, Gluten Free, Vegan84 Comments

Three Ingredient Lemon Marmalade. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Lemon Marmalade has always been a favourite with my parents, my father in particular. He has been without his homemade breakfast condiment for a few weeks now and has politely let us know that a jar of shop-bought marmalade is not on his agenda. As fortune would have it, a friend presented me with some beautiful, homegrown lemons and I … Read More

Smoked Salmon Wreath

AlexandraBreakfast, Gluten Free, Main Courses, Side Dishes, Starters103 Comments

Smoked Salmon Wreath. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

This Smoked Salmon Wreath is a quick, easy and elegant starter. As a result, it will make a stunning centrepiece for your festive table. For this lovely appetiser, smoked salmon is truly the star of the show. It is accompanied by thin slices of peppery radish, in addition to curls of cooling cucumber, finely sliced lemon, tangy caper berries, spring … Read More

Bacon and Egg Galettes

AlexandraBreakfast, Starters102 Comments

Bacon and Egg Galettes. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I present to you a very delicious way to start your day: my Bacon and Egg Galettes. Caramelised onions, tasty bacon, a delicious egg, all contained within a flaky pastry case. This is an ideal breakfast or brunch, and best of all, it is really simple to … Read More

Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

AlexandraBreakfast, Side Dishes, Starters, Vegetarian82 Comments

Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

These Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes are one of my favourite side dishes. They are easy to make with ingredients you may have to hand. I fill ripe, flavoursome tomatoes with a mixture of panko breadcrumbs combined with dried oregano, parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic. Then I bake the tomatoes until they are soft and the breadcrumb topping is golden and … Read More

Easy Plum Jam

AlexandraBreakfast, Condiments, Gluten Free, Side Dishes, Vegan228 Comments

This Easy Plum Jam is a great way to make the most of a quantity of plump, juicy, sweet plums. When you make this jam you will have your produce to enjoy all year long. That is if it lasts that long! A good, home-made Plum Jam is a useful and tasty addition to your pantry. It is a delicious … Read More

Mini Plum Tartlets

AlexandraBreakfast, Desserts, Nibbles and Small Bites188 Comments

My Mini Plum Tartlets are quickly and easily made. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, with a cup of coffee or as a snack. It is definitely a recipe worth making as we, sadly, near the end of the stone-fruit season here in Australia. Whilst I have used plums in this recipe, if you prefer, you could use other … Read More

Peach, Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

AlexandraBreakfast, Gluten Free147 Comments

Chunks of sweet, juicy peaches, complemented by the tang of raspberries and lemon, fill these delicious Peach, Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins. So if you’re thinking that homemade muffins would make a great snack, breakfast-on-the-go, or you’re planning a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast, this may be the recipe for you. I love to make the most of summer’s generous bounty … Read More

Peach and Mint Smoothie

AlexandraBreakfast, Drinks, Gluten Free215 Comments

Create this delicious Peach and Mint Smoothie in minutes. This is one of the many ways, and certainly one of the easiest ways, to enjoy some of the summer’s bounty. I love all the fruits of summer, but especially peaches, so when they’re in season I like to use them in as many ways as possible. This delicious smoothie is … Read More

Apricot Jam

AlexandraBreakfast, Condiments, Desserts, Gluten Free, Vegan240 Comments

It is the first time, I have made Apricot Jam.  Well, the truth is, it is the first time I have made jam of any kind, but it won’t be the last. Armed with some advice from my mum, Faye, I have produced 12 beautiful jars of golden, sweet deliciousness. With this beautiful condiment, I will be able to enjoy … Read More