La Cucina Butter Cake - Cake of the Day
Yes, anyone can bake…but it certainly is super easy when you have a couple of quick cake recipes you can rely on. Cakes made with the ‘melt and mix’ method are simple to whip up. Simply melt the butter and mix into the dry ingredients together with the eggs and milk, don’t overmix, and then bake. Here are two of my fave base recipes, a Cake Of The Day Butter Cake that you can change up by adding whatever fruit you like, one of my most popular and easy choccy cakes and one that uses olive oil instead of melted butter but the concept is the same and you can replace the ground pistachios with almonds, hazelnuts or even coconut for variety. Let’s eat cake!
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Lime Coconut Fish and Prawns

Thai-style seafood in a creamy coconut and zesty lime sauce.

Pot of Pippies (Clams)

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a bowl of these tasty little seafood morsels.

Lamb, Haloumi and Rocket Salad

Rare slices of lamb and chargrilled haloumi over a fresh salad of rocket, fennel and radish with a lemony dressing.

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Melt, Mix and Bake…

La Cucina Butter Cake - Cake of the Day

Yes, anyone can bake…but it certainly is super easy when you have a couple of quick cake recipes you can rely on. Cakes made with the ‘melt and mix’ method are simple to whip up. Simply melt the butter and mix into the dry ingredients together with the eggs and milk, don’t overmix, and then […]

Up the Salad Stakes…

Heirloom Tomato Salad

The smell of barbecuing meat is wafting all over the country at this time of year but if you want to make your barbie the best, then it’s the salads that can add colourful tastes and textures that will partner any type of chargrilled meat, be it beef, lamb, pork, chicken or even seafood. Here […]

Smoked Salmon Asparagus with Dill Goat’s Cheese

We are in the thick of entertaining season…break out the bubbly! Tickle your guests’ fancy with tasty passarounds that will get the party started. A creamy artichoke dip with the bite of parmesan served warm with crunchy spiced pita crisps… Colourful ratatouille in dainty tartlets…(and, if you don’t have time, use store bought pastry tartlets […]

Ham it up…

Classic Croque Monsieur

Well that huge hunk of Christmas ham certainly looked good on the Christmas table didn’t it? But now, if like me, you have a whole lotta ham to get through, here are a few savvy ideas to make use of the leftovers without going into ham overload… Start the day with a luxurious brekkie of […]

Just Duck It…

Christmas is almost here…and if you want to serve something special but you’re not up to roasting a whole turkey….then duck is the answer. Duck is a very popular choice in a restaurant but people are often shy about cooking it at home. Honestly, if you can cook a roast a chook or panfry a […]

A Clever Christmas…

Spinach, Basil and Ricotta Rotolo

Let’s face it, by the time we get to Christmas, we are usually so smashed by the end of the year that the thought of cooking up a big Christmas dinner can be daunting. That’s why I usually do Christmas dishes that include familiar Christmassy ingredients but with a clever twist that makes them easy […]