Chocolate Basque Cheesecake

Images and recipes by Fiona Hugues I made my usual vanilla Basque cheesecake a few years ago and it was photographed as part of a festive editorial for a national magazine. I won’t name the publication, as the readers, I imagine, are much akin to the legendary readers of UK Horse & Hound, opinionated, unbudgingly […]

Olive oil Lemon Cakes

You can’t get more Mediterranean than olive oil and lemons! Like the Olive Oil Cookies, the oil in these cakes make them simple to make and means they keep fresh for a few days. I love the addition of thyme to the lemon syrup as it complements the herbaceous notes of the extra virgin olive […]

Apricot and Almond Slice

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires This is a lovely light cake perfect for a summer picnic or a dessert to serve at your next BBQ. When apricots are no longer in season you can replace the fresh versions with tinned – I love the Delphi24 ones from Vetro. Black Doris plums would also be […]

Burnt Butter Spiced Carrot Loaf

Last year Harriet spent a considerable time refining the perfect carrot cake, and this inevitably meant we had to taste test many! You would think this would mean I’d be sick of the carrot cake combo, but it’s not the case. The traditional carrot cake uses oil which, along with the carrot, makes a super […]

Winter Parsnip Cake with Maple Toasted Almonds

Two decades of being a mother and I am very well experienced in hiding vegetables in all manner of disguises. Even with a house full of teenage kids these days, I’m still fairly apt at getting them all to unwittingly eat their veggies. This cake is no exception and successfully brings me the win I […]

Rustic Tamarillo and Apple Tart

Apple balances the intense flavour of tamarillos with the citrus zest adding subtle fragrance. Served with a scoop of ice cream or dollops of whipped cream makes this tart simply irresistible. I like to prepare the tamarillos ahead so they have plenty of time to sweeten up a bit. You can leave them in the […]

Ginger Loaf with Pear and Butterscotch Sauce

In combination this is a wonderful dessert, but there is nothing stopping you slicing a piece of ginger loaf for afternoon tea or pouring the butterscotch sauce over good old vanilla ice cream. 125g butter ¾ cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking powder Cream the butter […]

Lemon, Rhubarb and Coconut Cake

This cheesecake-like dessert was an instant hit for family Sunday night dinner, so there were no complaints when I had to test it a few more times! Warning, it is big, rich and sweet, which is probably why it was a hit. The tartness of the lemon and rhubarb add a little balance, so if […]

Apple, Almond + Rosemary Syrup Cake

This is also really lovely made with pears or figs when in season, in place of the apples. Serves 12 1¾ cups ground almonds ½ cup raw caster sugar ½ cup tapioca flour 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder ¼ tsp fine sea salt 2 large free-range eggs ⅓ cup olive oil ¼ cup milk of […]

Cooking Up a Book

They say the best way to eat an elephant is one mouthful at a time. When we embarked on the challenge of creating our latest cookbook it felt like an elephant size task – thankfully the mouthfuls were a lot tastier. The chatter from Nourish fans about a possible cookbook was growing louder, so last […]