Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

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Caramel Chocolate Slice

Caramel Chocolate Slice

The ingredients for this classic Australian slice are simple, as is their preparation. The skill in this dish though, lies in the technique. Unlike some other recipes where you might have a generous mistake buffer, if you over cook any of the components of this recipe or it will not work or taste as good as it should; you’ll get a hard base, a chewy middle and a lack-lustre topping. This recipe is sort of like Millionaire Shortbread; the biscuity bottom is not shortbread but rather coconut based.

Keep a watchful eye on the cooking process. Don’t let the base …

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

There was a time that I played cook in a cafe we used to own and run. It was called On a Roll. I didn’t like it much. The mornings were very early, usually before sunrise, and the work was repetitive, lots of shredding chicken, lettuce, tomatoes etc for the sandwich bar, roasting joints of beef, making muffins, bagels and pastries and breakfast fry-ups for early birds. I was only 21 at the time and our 2nd chef had just left, leaving us with a business to run but no one to staff the kitchen. I don’t know how or …

Cranberry Christmas Crackles

It seems there’s no end in sight for my Christmas creations this year….Hot on the trail of the peanut butter cups, I decided I had to have some White Christmas.Well, that’s what we call it here in Australia…not sure if anything like it is made around the world. But you see there’s a problem. I don’t really like the ingredients of the traditional White Christmas. No, I’m not talking about coconut the milk powder, I’m talking about the glace cherries, candied citrus and sultanas.So, I figured out a way to enjoy all my favourite parts of this old fashioned slice, …