Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

I like bananas on the just barely ripe end of the spectrum, so it is no surprise (especially in summer) when I have a surfeit of ripe bananas which have turned from ‘ripe-but-I-can-cope-eating-them’ into a ‘nope’, necessitating the apron to come down and oven to 

Banana Sour Cream Cake

Banana Sour Cream Cake

Another recipe that uses up those bananas which have turned from firm yellow to mashable speckled brown! This recipe was born from a surfeit of bananas and a pottle of sour cream in the fridge that needed to be used. It is super easy to 

Best Ever Banana Muffins

Best Ever Banana Muffins

This recipe is an adaptation from a very loved, and very well used, collection of recipes published by Kimi Ora School called “Nuffin but Muffins”.1 It is a delightfully easy and tasty way to use up bananas which have passed from the yellow and firm 

Walnut Cake

Walnut Cake

I had another post planned, but then I made this cake and it took priority. This recipe comes from Rachel Allen’s Bake which is a fantastic cookbook and one that I highly recommend. In fact, I’ve made this cake twice – I enjoyed it so 

Easter Fairy Cakes

Easter Fairy Cakes

This is a deliciously simple cake recipe to use up the left over ground almonds and glace cherries from Christmas. In fact, as this recipe is without butter and eggs, it is good so for those who eschew these products during Lent (or at anytime) 

Plum and Almond Upside Down Cake

Plum and Almond Upside Down Cake

I love upside-down cakes. There’s something about the fruit sitting on the bottom of the pan, only to be turned out to the top of the cake where it sits in its own glory. Maybe it’s because I grew up down-under? Ba dum tss! *insert 

Pavlova

Pavlova

The humble and iconic Pavlova: a staple dessert during the summer festive period in New Zealand and Australia. The ‘Pav’ is traditionally topped with whipped cream and slices of kiwifruit and strawberries – although pretty much any soft fruits will work well: raspberries, mango, passion 

Zucchini (Courgette) Bread

Zucchini (Courgette) Bread

Tired of Banana Bread? Want to have fun with zucchini? Try Zucchini Bread! Seriously though, this is a lovely bake. It’s an adapted and modified recipe from Rachel Allen’s Bake, which is a fantastic cookbook. It’s a sweet (but not too sweet) bake worthy of 

Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins

Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins

This is a perfect post-Christmas-what-to-do-with-the-remaining-cranberries recipe. Actually, it’s worth buying cranberries just to make this recipe – it’s that good. It comes from the indomitable Isa Chandra Moskowitz and can be found on her website and in her Vegan Brunch cookbook (a beloved addition to 

Pear and Cardamom Yoghurt Loaf

Pear and Cardamom Yoghurt Loaf

As Summer transformed into early Autumn, our pear tree went bonkers. Its branches became laden with fruit that was crisp and excellent for baking in August, and then became sweet and juicy for eating in October. One recipe that profited from our pear tree’s beneficence