Raspberry, Coconut and White Chocolate Muffins

Raspberry, Coconut and White Chocolate Muffins recipe One Perfect Mess easy soft moist jumbo 1

All three of my favourite things in one moist, crumbly, fluffy muffin that is so moreish, you’ll need to quickly give some away to avoid inhaling several as they come out of the oven. I slightly adapted this recipe from one I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally’s blog is one that I often refer to and scroll through when I’m looking for inspiration, she does everything right and her posts are a joy to read and cook from.

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Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe One Perfect Mess 5

I have always envied the cookie monster. If ever he feels a little sad, or stressed, or worried, or excited, or joyful, or basically any emotion, he resorts to stuffing his face with an apparently never-ending source of chocolatey crumbly deliciously cookies…I think we should all live by his cookie-dependent way of life! Cookies are one of my favourite things to bake, I multiplied this lovely Donna Hay recipe by 5 (!!!) because you can never really have too many cookies… But also, I tutor a bunch of very clever and hard working Year 12 students, who are sitting their final exams this week! I wrapped them each a little pack of these ‘Swotvac Cookies’ last week to keep their brains fuelled and thriving during this stressful but exciting time. Hopefully their grades will be bumped up a bit as a result of my baking efforts 😉

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Meringue Kisses


These chocolate hazelnut meringues are deceptively light. I fooled myself into thinking I’d be fine after eating about 15 over the course of one fateful hour as I dipped the crisp, nutty kisses into silky, melted chocolate, and later suffered the wrath of the subsequent sugar rush. But hey, they were pretty irresistible! They are relatively easy to whip up, and are a great dessert for feeding the masses on a small list of ingredients. I think they taste very much like Ferrero Rochers, so in my books they are pretty close to perfect. Continue reading

London Calling; Black Forest Gâteau

Black Forest Gâteau Based on recipe at http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2303676/black-forest-gteau

I recently spent four weeks in London with some lovely relatives from my mother’s side, who graciously and warmly accepted me into their home at the end of my first solo holiday overseas. After two months of being fed a rotation of comforting albeit incredibly salty and indulgent camp food in Canada, I was grateful for the abundance of fresh produce and deliciously healthy meals that my family whipped up each day. Continue reading