Seasonal, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Easter Bun Cupcakes: Because Kneading Dough is a Pain in the Behind

{ Updated version from 2019 with Gluten and Dairy Free Options can be found here } I spent a large portion of today kneading dough for Hot Cross Buns.  It occurred to me half way through the second painful "waiting for the dough to rise"  period that very few people have this much time on their… Continue reading Easter Bun Cupcakes: Because Kneading Dough is a Pain in the Behind

Christmas, Seasonal, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

The Fatty in the Corner : Apricot Balls

I can't be the only Aussie who grew up treating the Apricot Balls on the platter a bit like the fatty in the corner.  After a long night of boozing with all the pretty, pretty rum balls having been whisked away one by one,  any self-respecting sweet tooth will start to eyeball the apricot balls… Continue reading The Fatty in the Corner : Apricot Balls

Christmas, Seasonal, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

It Wouldn’t Be an Aussie Christmas Without ’em : Rum Balls

This year will be our third Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere and the big roast turkey and steaming bowl of brussels sprouts along with all the other trimmings is now a given on our Christmas dinner table.  We would love a proper white Christmas but that hasn't happened yet so we make up for it… Continue reading It Wouldn’t Be an Aussie Christmas Without ’em : Rum Balls