Lost my Lemon Delicious recipe recently and had to test a few recipes out to match my old recipe.

One of the easiest dessert recipes to make and perfect to make with the kids.

Served either hot or cold this recipe is sure to be a hit with family or friends.Best served with whipped cream or ice-cream.

Keeps for 3 to 4 days in the fridge after baking.




150g unsalted butter, melted
Finely grated lemon rind from 2 medium sized lemons (360gms approx)
Juice from 2 lemons
1.5 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1.5 cups milk
4 eggs, separated


1.Preheat oven to 180°C/ Grease six 1 cup-capacity ovenproof dishes with butter.

2 Place butter, lemon rind, lemon juice, sugar, flour, milk and egg yolks in a bowl. Whisk to combine.

3.Using an electric mixer, beat egg-whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Using a metal spoon, fold one-quarter of the egg white into lemon mixture. Gently fold in remaining egg white.

4.Spoon mixture into prepared dishes. Place dishes in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into baking dish until halfway up sides of smaller dishes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and just set.Leave to cool in pan for 30 minutes before removing from ovenproof dishes.

Dust with icing sugar. Serve.

Smokey BBQ Pork Ribs

Smokey BBQ Pork Ribs

Summer in Australia means one thing..BBQS! So i thought i would share my favorite recipe for the BBQ.
This recipe is for 2 people and can be multiplied by the number of guests you have.
Can replace Smokey BBQ sauce with a good quality cherry plum sauce for a sweeter flavor or just experiment with your favorite flavors to make your own baste sensation!
Serve with a saffron pilaf rice and tossed salad for a satisfying and tasty BBQ meal for all the family!




1.Bring pork ribs to the boil, starting with cold water and pour off water once brought to the boil.
2. Refill with cold water and boil gently for approx 40 minutes till tender ( bone will give a little once ready)
3. Blanch ribs by leaving under running cold water for 15 minutes till cool.Drain and refrigerate till needed.
4.To make basting sauce, mix all together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
5. Pre-Heat BBQ for 10 minutes till hot before placing ribs on grill.
6.Place ribs on BBQ grill and brush baste liberally on ribs with a pastry brush.
7.Once slightly marked by the grill, turn ribs over and baste other side.
8.Keep repeating this process, until the ribs are nicely charred or all baste has been absorbed by the ribs.
9. Remove from BBQ and slice ribs between ribs sections with a sharp knife on a chopping board and serve!


Salted Bourbon Butterscotch Cupcakes

Salted Bourbon Butterscotch Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

With the festive season fast approaching, this recipe will bring a lot of smiles to your family and friends at your next special function.

Can add extra bourbon by brushing tops of cupcakes with bourbon before filling for extra punch.Will keep to up to 3 days in an airtight container.


Ingredients for the Brown Sugar Bourbon Butterscotch Cupcakes:

1/2 cup (120 ml) whole milk, at room temperature
1 large egg plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon
1/4 teaspoon extra strong butterscotch flavoring, such as butterscotch flavoring oil (optional)
1 1/4 (160 grams) cups plain flour
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (125 grams) dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick, 85 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into 6 pieces

Ingredients for the Butterscotch Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

4 large egg whites (4 ounces or 113 grams)
1/2 cup (110 grams) dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or flaky sea salt
3 sticks (339 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into chunks
1/2 cup (120 ml) Salted Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

Ingredients for the salted Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

1/4 cup /4 tablespoons, unsalted butter
1/2 cup (about 109 grams) packed dark or light brown sugar
1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) flaky sea salt (or 1/4 teaspoon regular salt), plus more to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons (8 ml) vanilla extract, plus more to taste                                                                                                                                                    2 teaspoons of Bourbon

Best to make the butterscotch sauce beforehand , Melt butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar, cream and salt and whisk until well blended and bring to a very gentle boil and cook for about five minutes, whisking occasionally.

Remove from heat and add one teaspoon of the vanilla extract,and the teaspoon of bourbon stirring to combine and dip a spoon in the sauce and carefully taste the sauce to see if you want to add additional pinches or salt or splashes of vanilla. Tweak it to your taste, whisking well after each addition.

Instructions for the Brown Sugar Bourbon Butterscotch Cupcakes:

1.Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.

2.In a measuring cup, whisk together the milk, egg, egg white, vanilla, bourbon, and butterscotch flavor.

3.In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and dark brown sugar.

4.With the mixer on low, add the butter one piece at a time until the mixture looks like moist crumbs.

5.Add all but 1/3 of the milk mixture and beat on medium speed for about 60 seconds.

6.Add the remainder of the milk mixture and beat on medium for an additional 30 seconds.

7.Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat for 20 more seconds.

8.Divide the cupcakes between the 12 paper liners and bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9.Let cool completely on wire racks.


For the Butterscotch Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

1.Combine the egg whites, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl

2.Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water. The bowl should not touch the water, nor should the water be at a rolling boil.

3.Heat the egg white mixture until it reaches 71 degrees Celsius, whisking frequently so as not to get scrambled eggs.

4.Remove the bowl from the heat, and whip the egg whites on medium high using the whisk attachment of your stand mixer.

5.Whip the egg whites until they become fluffy and double in volume. The bowl should be neutral to the touch (this will usually take several minutes).

6.Turn the mixer down to medium low, and add the butter in one chunk at a time, until it has all been incorporated.

7.If the mixture looks curdled at this point, this is normal. Just keep whipping for a few more minutes until it comes together. If the mixture looks soupy, you can add a few cubes of chilled butter, or stick the whole bowl in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes and then continue beating.

8.Beat till smooth with half a cup of the cold salted bourbon butterscotch sauce.


To Assemble the Cupcakes:

Use an apple corer to make a hole on the center of the cupcakes and scoop out the middle (leave enough on the bottom so the sauce will not spill out).

Fill each hole with butterscotch sauce and place the scooped out portion back on top.

Using a piping tip, pipe the frosting on the cupcakes.

Drizzle with the remainder of the butterscotch sauce and top with a few flakes of fleur de sel (salt flakes).


Crack cake - Cheffing Around

Crack Cake

This recipe did the rounds 2 years ago but we cant stop making this delicious cake.Why is it called crack cake?

That is because you cant stop at one piece and is very addictive or i prefer that's the sound your teeth makes as this cake is very very sweet!

You could add some freshly grated lemon zest or banana pieces to the filling to change the flavor also.

Served with fresh vanilla ice-cream or a good quality double cream this will be the crescendo for your dinner party or family occasion..Enjoy!

AUTHORS NOTE: As usual had to make in muffin tins for quantities. Crust recipe will make 12 muffin tin sized crack cakes, whereas the filling is enough to make 24 muffin tins.

Crack cake - Cheffing Around

Cheffing Arounds Recipe of the month for the month of December 2014 is the infamous Crack cake

Ingredients – Oatmeal cookie

  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Directions – Oatmeal Cookie Crust

  1. Heat the oven to 190 C degrees (375 F).
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, using an electric mixer cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk the egg into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture until fully combined. Stir in the oats.
  6. Spread the mixture onto a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking sheet and bake until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to the touch on a rack. This can be stored for a couple of days if required.

Ingredients – Crust

  • Oatmeal Cookie (made earlier as per above recipe)
  • 1/4 cup butter (soft)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions – Crust

  1. First break up the cookie into pieces and pulse in a food processor until a breadcrumb like consistency and place into a bowl.
  2. Add butter, brown sugar and salt into bowl and mix using a wooden spoon until evenly combined.

Ingredients – Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus a 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon milk powder
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks using large eggs
  • Powdered sugar to garnish

Directions – Filling

  1. Heat the oven to 175 C degrees (350 F).
  2. Whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, salt and milk powder. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Gently whisk in the egg yolks, being careful not to add too much air.
  4. Divide the filling evenly between the 2 prepared pie shells.
  5. Place the pies on a tray before placing in the oven.
  6. Bake the pies, one at a time, for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 160 C degrees (325 F) and bake until the filling is slightly jiggly and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove the pies and cool on a rack.
  7. Refrigerate the cooled pies until well chilled. Serve cold, and the filling will be gooey. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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