Roasted Butternut and Almond Tart

This delicious quiche has a dense, roasted butternut flavour encased in a light almond- and- wheat flour pastry. Ingredients  Crust 100g all-purpose flour 50g almond flour 75g salted butter 1 egg yolk  Filling 500g butternut, cubed and roasted 3 eggs 20ml unsalted butter, melted 100g almond flour 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated Pinch of allspice,…

Anzac biscuits

A delicious, slightly chewy, easy Anzac biscuit recipe.


A quick and easy recipe for when unexpected guests arrive for tea. Serve with homemade jams or marmalade and a dollop of whipped cream.


A classic tea time treat bringing back lots of childhood memories of friends, family and neighbours joining us for tea.


Brownies are my all time favourite – here is a delicious Nigella take on them.

Barbara’s chocolate roulade

An original Cordon Bleu cookery classic, this is a Higgins’ family favourite and tradition for a special occasion made by Barbara

Almond lemon cake

Almond and lemon are two of my favourite things – this 4 ingredient cake is delicious and so easy.

Peanut brittle

Reminds me of my childhood and stopping at Peel’s Honey on the way to ballet. This recipe is so quick and easy to make.

Pink salmon and tomato bisque

This delicious soup is very quick and easy to prepare but makes a great impression as a starter for any formal dinner party as well.


This recipe is one of my Aunty Judy’s and a firm family favourite. We often make it as dessert on a warm day for our South African Christmas lunch.

Orange and thyme Madeleines

There are many different variations on the basic madeleine recipe. These madeleines are almond flavoured with a tangy orange and thyme syrup drizzled over them.

Healthy apple muffins

These deliciously healthy apple and cinnamon muffins taste just like apple crumble. Perfect for leftover apples and a healthy snack.


The word tiramisu means ‘cheer me up’ and how appropriate – I love this traditional italian layered dessert with a rich coffee flavour.

Green pea soup

This vibrant green pea soup is one of my favourites and it’s so easy to make. Perfect for all seasons.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Another family favourite and the perfect addition to any tea. My mom and I both love lemons and this lemon meringue pie recipe lets the lemony flavour come through

Granny’s chocolate cake

For all the chocolate cake lovers out there, this is so easy and so delicious. With the perfect texture and flavour balance – this recipe is a family favourite – original recipe from my Granny Hazel

Classic orange baked pudding

This simple, comforting, baked citrus pudding is more often found using lemons but my mom makes a delicious orange version…

Chocolate log dessert

We often make this lovely dessert over the festive season – adapted from a recipe from Janet Roche

Judy’s crunchies

This is a delicious crunchie recipe from my aunt Judy – the perfect tea time snack and very much a family recipe.

Buckwheat and Chia bread

This healthy loaf is gluten-free and made from a blend of whole raw buckwheat groats and whole chia seed. It has a similar texture to rye bread.