• Mixed berry cheesecake

    Summer in Australia can be brutal – and as we move towards the end of the seemingly constant stream of 30°C plus days, I felt the need to indulge in a light, cool dessert.  Lo and behold, the mixed berry cheesecake.  Yum! Ingredients 250g plain biscuits (I use Arnott’s Butternut Snap, so an ‘oaty’ biscuit is great) 100g butter 250g cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp lemon juice 3 tsp powdered gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water 2 cups mixed…

  • Cream cheese frosting

    There is NOTHING better than a super delicious frosting for a cake, and there isn’t a frosting much better than cream cheese frosting. I could be super biased, but I think this is best cream cheese frosting I’ve ever made.  This frosting is best on citrus and berry based cakes, such as orange and poppyseed cake, carrot cake, or even a sneaky swipe on banana bread. Ingredients 250g cream cheese 1/4 cup orange juice 1 tbsp orange rind 5 cups icing sugar Method Literally just throw it all in your…

  • Lemon Lime Tart

    My mother’s favourite dessert is a really tart citrus tart.  Like, it has to really bite as you take a mouthful, and then once in your mouth it takes on this sweeter, smooth consistency. Ingredients Base: 1.5 cups plain flour 1/4 cup self raising flour pinch of salt 1/2 cup caster sugar 100g butter 1 egg Filling: 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons worth) 1 tsp lemon rind 1/3 cup lime juice (about 2 limes worth) 1 tsp lime rind 1 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup thickened cream 5…

  • Mini Baked Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes

    I love cheesecake.  There’s likely going to be a lot of cheesecake recipes on here.  I’m just preparing you now. I found a recipe online for lemon blueberry cheesecake, but when I made it, the whole thing just fell apart.  It was a disaster.  And that was the last time I actually followed a recipe instead of making my own. So with this, you can either make it in little mini forms (this recipe makes 24 mini), or as one normal sized cheesecake. Ingredients Base: 250g packet of plain sweet…