Crunchy ginger crunch

“My Coeliac sister said she tried your crunchy ginger crunch and that it was life changing.”  So there you have it: cake that may change your life (or maybe just your afternoon). Better try it and see. Crunchy ginger crunch   For the base: 160g butter  150g brown sugar  160g fine polenta  160g gluten-free flour  1 teaspoon…

Little lemon yoyo biscuits

These are the perfect little sweet thing to have with your morning coffee. This recipe is from my good friend Keila, an exceptional baker, artist, home renovator, preserver of fruits and vegetables, and general all-round inspiration. A couple of years ago I set up and ran a cafe which became known for these lemon yoyos and…

Salted caramel slice

I’m a bit blasé about chocolate; can pretty much take it or leave it. Caramel is another matter. I would never turn down caramel. If a bowl of caramel happened to be in my fridge, I would eat it by the spoonful. For breakfast. If you’re a fellow caramel fiend, try this technique: make this slice…

Anzac caramel slice

1. Caramel 2. Oats Actually, maybe three of my favourite things – long thread coconut. Oh wait, four – butter. This slice contains a lot of good things. Make it, eat a piece, and then go for a vigorous walk. Then come home and have another piece. Anzac caramel slice Adapted from this recipe For the base…

Sunday madeleines

If you invite me around and say not to bring anything, that you’ve got it all covered, including dessert, a tiny bit of me feels disappointed. Not because I’ll have to eat your undoubtedly delicious creation (you are my friend for a reason, after all), but because it’s such a good opportunity to make one of…