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pear and halva crumble loaf with pecans, honey & maple

Pear and halva crumble loaf with pecans, honey & maple - adpated from Donna Hay

Pear and halva crumble loaf with pecans, honey & maple - adapted from Donna Hay

There are times when you are cruising around the Internet and stumble across a recipe so enticing you simply have to make it as soon as possible. This actually happens to me ALL the time. I wasn’t on the internet as such but rather reading Donna Hays latest mag on my iPad which I subscribe to. She had me at halva and then pears, and then pecans, and the whole thing sounded so damn delicious I had to get busy. This pear and halva crumble loaf with pecans is absolutely phenomenal and a great base recipe to add a few tweaks to. Continue Reading →


apple phyllo pie with pecans and maple

apple phyllo pie with maple and pecans

I have been dying to make a crispy ‘Morroccan’ style phyllo pie like this for ages, and you can go in either a savoury or sweet direction with it. I opted for the latter. I love the combination of apple with pecans and maple, and next time I may be a bit more generous with the syrup and drench it – baklava style.

Regardless, this method really does take the stress out of using phyllo pastry (if you have any), as you simply roll the filling up into four rolls and then tightly pack them into each other in a greased cake tin. Very pretty looking too. Continue Reading →


easy apple tart with maple syrup and pecans

I quite like to eat apples. They are especially good when eaten on a hike or out in nature. For some strange reason they just taste better outdoors to me. Maybe its because they travel well and don’t get squashed in the bag. For the most part I eat  them because they are high in fibre, low in GI and generally a healthy option in terms of fruit.

When it comes to baking with them, they totally rock my world. Continue Reading →


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