Chocolate olive oil cake by Nigella Lawson

This is my go-to dessert when we have guests over, or I’ve been asked to provide dessert. It’s easy to make and usually takes about 20 minutes to put together, and 40 minutes in the oven. It’s dairy free with a pudding-like consistency, and not too sweet either. Perfect with a dollop of yogurt or […]

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How to make curried sausages

This is a variation of a recipe passed to me from my mother-in-law (which was passed to her by her mother-in-law) using ingredients I generally have on hand. I first tried this delicious dish at my in-laws’ home about 7 years ago. For me, it’s an Australian version of a curry without too much spice […]

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Easy Mini Pavlovas for Christmas in Summer 

Christmas is celebrated in the summer months in Sydney (or Australia!) so the traditional feast is (sometimes) replaced by something colder, for example, swapping the steamed pudding for a cold pavlova. Pavlova – named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova and apparently created by a chef in Wellington, New Zealand – is simply a […]

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How to Make my Mum’s Cheesey Toasts

You might have noticed that all of my recipes on the blog lately are my mum’s. That’s because my parents have a better kitchen to take photos for recipe blog posts AND my mum has a lot more delicious recipes (mostly with a Sri Lankan twist) up her sleeve than me. So today I wanted […]

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How to Make my Mum’s Healthy Sri Lankan Patties 

My mum has been making these delicious Sri Lankan patties for me as long as I can remember.  Patties are like an empanada or cornish pasty and is filled with a spicy potato mix, wrapped in pastry and deep fried.  Mum’s version is healthier because she bakes them instead.  Here’s how to make them…. Ingredients: […]

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