Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

  Over the weekend I was craving something chocolatey (surprise, surprise) and something with peanut butter (again, another surprise). After devouring a not-so-healthy brownie after dinner with the girls during the week – which was delicious – I wanted to recreate something similar. Sometimes I love eating unhealthy desserts to give me inspiration and that’s exactly what that brownie did… These peanut butter chocolate swirl brownies are the perfect treat when…

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Dadar Gulung

  Ah, Bali… there is so much to love. I just returned a few days ago from the most relaxing trip with two of my girlfriends. We were so lucky to stay at one of the best hotels in Ubud, Komaneka Bisma. Nestled in the middle of the rainforest, Komaneka feels secluded from the hustle and bustle yet is still so close to the town (although we hardly left the hotel –…

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Chocolate & Almond Gelato

  For anyone who is following me on Instagram you would know that this was ‘accidental’ gelato. This gelato was actually meant to be nougat. When I was ready to slice the ‘nougat’ my boyfriend looked at it and said ‘that’s going to melt.’ He was right. And when he dug in his teaspoon to taste it, I gave it one look and one taste to know that this recipe…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

  Peanut butter – some (most) people love it. And if you’re one of them – you will love this recipe. This recipe is actually an old favourite of mine – I reinvented it the other day when my sister and I were craving a clean treat. I can’t tell you how many times I have made this recipe. There has been numerous times when my best friend has come…

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Salted Caramel Double Choc Cookie Sandwiches

I was craving something sweet but I couldn’t put my finger on it… something chocolatey… but different to what I normally make. I have two favourite people who give me true criticisms of my recipes; my dad and brother. These guys don’t muck around – they eat kit kats, cadburys – you name it. If they want to eat my treats – then I have created something worth putting on…

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Nutella Drop Biscuits

A few days ago it was International Nutella Day, and it was a totally a coincidence that I felt like making Nutella a day before the special occasion. Needless to say, I was pleased I could celebrate the day in foodie style with some clean nutella drop biscuits. Nutella is extremely easy to make – you will need a processor, hazelnut meal (from The Source..  buy it here), cacao butter,…

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Mini Lemon & Coconut Tarts

I just returned from a dream holiday in Bali last week and had been looking forward to creating a simple, summery treat. In Bali, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of things: Seminyak is the ‘happening’ city with lots of great restaurants, shopping and places to go out. But my heart was in beautiful Ubud – so quiet and peaceful – and amazing food (I stayed…

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5-Ingredient Nutella Fudge Cake

  It’s no secret that I love Nutella. Whether it’s winter or not – I can’t go past a nice big scoop of the gooey goodness that is Nutella – so I try to stop myself by making clean versions of treats with a hint of Nutella deliciousness! This cake is extremely easy to make… 5 ingredients. In the oven for 35 minutes. And you’re done. The combination of hazelnut…

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Christmas Star Cookies

Somehow this year has flown by and we are nearing the end of 2015, and more importantly, the greatest excuse to eat as much food as our stomachs can handle – Christmas. One of the reasons I make these desserts is so I can eat MORE of something. For example – would you rather have a few bites of a normal Christmas dessert, or a few slices? We all know…

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Strawberry Sponge Cake

Years and years ago, I once worked for a bakery who made the most delicious strawberry sponge cakes (all sponge cakes to be exact). It was the standard cake at all of my family’s birthdays – not only for its light and fluffy texture – but also for the lovely presentation that could never go wrong. The pink icing against the natural sponge filled with cream – what’s not to…

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Banana & Chocolate Cake

                                                    So it’s no secret that I LOVE cake. I will use any excuse for cake, and when I know something is only sweetened with bananas and dates, that’s all the convincing I need before I delve in and devour the entire thing. I’m not saying you…

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Spiced Apple Muffins

I can never get enough of apples. They are so sweetly delicious on their own – and even better in dessert. Last week I felt like something fruity, soft and spongy – so I created these Clean Spiced Apple Muffins. A great one for spring – and even better to bring to your friend’s dinner party (I will have one of these over a TimTam, thank you). As you bite…

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