Preserving: Any Berry Jam Recipe

Any Berry Jam

Any Berry Jam

The Any Berry Jam Recipe is perfect for those times when you find yourself with an overload of excess berries and not enough time or people to consume them! Instead of letting all this delicious fruit go to waste, preserve them in a delicious jam recipe that tastes great with cheeses, on bread and even in cakes. Home made jam preserves make fantastic gifts too – thoughtful and delicious!
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Classic Australia Day Lamingtons!

Australia Day Lamingtons

Of all the delectable cake choices available, there is none more Australian than the Lamington! So bake up a storm this Australia Day (or any day) and indulge yourself in this delicious treat, one that has long since become a staple of Australian fetes, fundraisers and barbecues!


PREP TIME: 45 Minutes

COOK TIME: 18 Minutes




  • 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons boiling water
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 3/4 cups desiccated coconut


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Lightly grease a deep 32cm by 18cm lamington pan with melted butter and line the base and sides of the pan with non-stick baking paper. Make sure to leave a 5cm overhang to make removing the sponge easier.
  3. Sift the two flours and cornflour together.
  4. Repeat the sifting process five times to aerate the flour thoroughly.
  5. Whisk eggs and salt in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer until pale and thick.
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until no residue is left from the fork test. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
  7. Cover with foil and stand overnight.
  8. Remove the sponge from the pan and trim the edges.
  9. Then cut the sponge into 5cm squares.
  10. To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium heatproof bowl.
  11. Stir in the boiling water and mix well to combine.
  12. Place the coconut in a medium bowl.
  13. Using two forks, dip the sponge squares into the warm icing and then roll in the coconut.
  14. Keep an eye on the icing, if it begins to thicken place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until it goes back to the desired consistency.
  15. Place the lamingtons on a wire rack lined with non-stick baking paper for one hour to set.
  16. Classic Australia Day Lamingtons!
  17. Though it’s not imperative to leave the sponge to set overnight, if you have the time it’s preferable as it will allow the sponge cake to be firmer and easier to handle when coating.


Three-Cheese Pizza

3 Cheese Pizza

Why order out for a pizza when you can make it from scratch in the comfort of your own home? Not only is this the healthier option, you’ll be able to customize your pizza to your own taste plus pizza-making can turn out to be a really fun, enjoyable way to bond with friends and family members.

Indulge yourself in this recipe for a three-cheese pizza that’s sure to melt in your mouth. It’s perfect for vegetarians and cheese-lovers alike, best eaten hot off the oven!
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Healthy Wholemeal Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Dough

Aside from being a healthier alternative to basic pizza dough, wholemeal pizza dough also comes with an exceptional nutty texture – another way to enjoy great pizza.

This wholemeal pizza dough recipe is delicious and crispy and can be made with dried mixed herbs. This recipe goes well with chargrilled vegetables or simply your own combination of toppings.
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Crunchy Pizza Dough without Gluten

Gluten-free Pizza Dough

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you know how difficult it is to find and enjoy a decent slice of pizza. A common complaint is that store-bought gluten-free pizza dough is often dried out and way more expensive than it should be, and though there are various gluten-free recipes available, it’s also equally difficult to find one that hits the right spot.

Well, this pizza dough recipe solves that problem. Crunchy and chewy, you’d be hardpressed to believe that this recipe is gluten-free. It is as good as, if not better than, regular dough that uses regular flour.

Try this gluten-free pizza dough recipe for your weekly fill of this favourite Italian dish.

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