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For chicks who love to cook, to be honest... I bake a lot more than cook, so there'll be substantially more sweet recipes than savoury! 

I am also a bit of a calorie trimmer where possible, so you will find a lot of my recipes with just egg whites instead of full eggs, and other "small" alterations. I use the low-fat alternatives in my recipes too i.e. low-fat spread instead of butter, but it's totally up to you, your preference and what you have in the kitchen! 

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Cookie Dough Brownie Slice
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Cookie Dough Brownie Slice

What can I say... I'm one of those people who wouldn't dare (and even if I wanted to I wouldn't have the will power) put a bowl straight into a sink of soapy water when the remnants of cookie dough still remain. In fact, you say cookie dough and I say nom, nom, nom!

So it was only a matter of time before I embarked on a recipe where I could indulge in cookie dough in all its natural glory! Be warned, this recipe is decadent and for those fellow cookie dough lovers - enjoy!

Whole Wheat Fruit English Muffins
  • Time: 20 minutes prep (plus 1hr, 20mins rising time) + 20 minutes cooking
  • Complexity: medium

Whole Wheat Fruit English Muffins

Nothing beats the smell of hot cross buns, cinnamon, and mixed spice, and these wee treats are something I absolutely adore. After buying them excessively from the supermarket, I was positive they must be able to be done at home and I was right! 

This recipe for whole wheat fruit english muffins is gorgeous popped in the toaster and then coated in some delicious New Zealand manuka honey! Or if you want to, change out the flour and exclude the spice and fruit to make some nice breakfast muffins - toasted with tomato and cracked pepper on top!

Elmo Cupcakes
  • Time: 40mins plus icing time
  • Complexity: medium

Elmo Cupcakes

He's not my favourite Sesame St character, but I couldn't resist creating this awesomely adorable Elmo from Sesame Street cupcake for Red Nose Day (charity) bake off at one of my previous workplaces. The red theme went through most of the baking present, but I must say... I did happen to take out the crown! Woop woop :)

White Chocolate and Baileys Mudcake
  • Time: 20 mins (plus 1hr cooking time)
  • Complexity: easy

White Chocolate and Baileys Mudcake

As a lover of white chocolate and a lover of Baileys, these two are just a match made in heaven as far as I'm concerned - I even had one tier of our wedding cake as this flavour combination! So naturally, when deciding on a birthday cake for myself, I wanted something decadent, indulgent and delish! I give you, my White Chocolate and Baileys mudcake. 

It's dense, heavy, moist, sweet, and oh-so-good, everything a mudcake should be.

Formula One Race Car Cupcakes
  • Time: 30 mins + 45 mins (decorating time)
  • Complexity: easy

Formula One Race Car Cupcakes

Formula One is a big event here in Melbourne and my boy is a big fan, so I felt it necessary to bake some cupcakes for the boys! 

These cute as a button cupcakes could be used for a wee kiddies birthday or for anyone who loves cars, but I'm using them in tribute to Formula One (go Ferrari!). 

Basic Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: easy

Basic Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a recipe I've used for a few cupcakes and can be modified slightly to do something a bit more interesting like a little surprise filling in the middle!

Nutella Marshmellow Rice Krispie Cookies
  • Time: 1 hr 15 mins (includes 30 mins of refrigerating time!)
  • Complexity: easy

Nutella Marshmellow Rice Krispie Cookies

A gooey, sticky and delectable treat! I was inspired by the idea of combining nutella with marshmellow, and the addition of Rice Krispies seemed a natural fit!

This recipe is my first attempt, but I think pretty successful. The cookies are gooey, kind of chewy, have a slight Krispie crunch and the delish flavour of nutella.

I used wholemeal (whole wheat) flour, but I might try a batch with white flour next time.  

Afghan Cookies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy

Afghan Cookies

These hail from my home country, New Zealand, and are a bit of a kiwi classic so I haven't done my usual of changing up the recipe!

I made these quite small, almost 'mini' size, but I think the texture is much better if you do them bigger, in fact, I would say the bigger the better!

Rice Krispies
  • Time: 25 mins
  • Complexity: medium

Rice Krispies

Everyone seems to have fond memories of Rice Krispies, and I thought it was about time that I gave these childhood favourites a whirl! 

You can find recipes that are all pretty much the same all over the net, the only difference with mine at this point is a reduction in the amount of Rice Krispies as I like them really gooey!

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies

There are only three possible words to describe these cookies: Ah..Maze..Ing! I have to say, having created this recipe in a bit of a spur of the moment and being inspired by my love of peanut butter, I was a little nervous but they turned out to be quite possibly (and this is a big call!) the best cookie I've ever made! 

Think chewy, peanut-y, caramel-y, totally delish!

Boston Cream Donut Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 20 mins (plus decorating time)
  • Complexity: advanced

Boston Cream Donut Cake

Being a huge fan of donuts (to the point of obsessive), I wanted to make myself a birthday cake that was a little something special and decided to draw on my love of donuts as inspiration!

This cake is delish - well, for donut lovers at least... Boston Cream's are my favourite, and it really does taste like one! Definitely a goody to take into work and share!

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

I have to say, I lurrrrve Okonomiyaki and this version is a healthy one that you can indulge in without any feeling of guilt!

St Patrick's Day Cupcakes
  • Time: 40mins plus icing time
  • Complexity: medium

St Patrick's Day Cupcakes

These little gem's are to be sure, to be sure a hit on St Paddy's day or any irish occasion!

Yuuuummmmmy!
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies

I've played around with this recipe for a while, but I'm fairly confident I've got it pretty well sorted now! My boy certainly seems to think so and he doesn't even like sweet things, but still manages to polish off most of the batch!

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