Guilt-free Banana Bread

As the cool Melbourne breeze sweeps the city, the desserts are becoming warmer and warmer… Ahh the joyous feeling when you curl up on the couch watching bad TV (Kardashians anyone?) with a cosy blanket, a cup of tea and a small sweet. It was 25 degrees in Melbourne today so I may be getting ahead of myself, but I’m sure the chilly nights will be occurring soon enough! And…

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Nutella Tarts

For anyone who read my ‘about’ section you would be familiar with my unhealthy obsession with Nutella. The hazelnuts combined in chocolate tastes like tiny clouds of heaven swiftly melting at the tip of your tongue while you grip your spoon and dig for more. I once read that 3 teaspoons of Nutella is equivalent to 1 WHOLE slice of lasagna…possibly dripping in fresh béchamel sauce over warm home made…

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Chocolate Peppermint Slice

Mmmm peppermint. I love it in biscuits, cakes, ice cream, mousse and anything else it may be included in. The fresh taste always leaves me delightfully satisfied and I can never get enough, resulting in the disappearances of my entire slice in a record 3 hours… woopsie! My chocolate peppermint slice is a light and fluffy option if you’re feeling like something minty. And who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint…

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Caramel Popcorn Clusters

Today at work my lovely friend introduced me to sweet and salty popcorn (which is ah-mazing of course), and I had this wonderful thought of creating popcorn clusters mixed with caramel… because why not?! They are definitely not the prettiest of desserts; but they taste divine.  Just a warning – these are extremely addictive! But a lot better for you than store-bought sugar coated popcorn! INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup kernels 5-6 dates…

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Hot Chocolate Pudding

OK, this is my new favourite recipe! I say that a lot… but really this one tastes so so bad for you (making it so so good) it baffles me how rich and delicious it is! I made these for my Italian grandmother yesterday and they were a big hit! Melbourne is quickly becoming chilly this autumn and if there’s one dessert I LOVE eating while curled up in a blanket…

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Mini Coconut Cream Cakes

I woke up this morning feeling a little creative. Someone recently asked me about an alternative for nuts in a dessert base so I decided to do a little experimenting with rolled oats. I wasn’t quite sure how this recipe would turn out, but the combination of coconut cream with chewy oats is fantastic! The oat base holds just as well simply by adding a little rice malt syrup and…

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