White Chocolate Bark

Domestic Diva - White Chocolate Bark

I have been wanting to try making chocolate bark for a while now. I knew it would be easy, but just one of those things I never got around to. After making it at our latest "Make it Merry" Thermomix cooking class, I had to attempt a failsafe diet version. It got a huge tick of approval from my family! This is something you can make as gifts for family and friends, take on a plate to share at a Christmas party or function, our just to indulge a little for yourself during the festive season.   White Chocolate Bark Pretzels, broken into chunks 50-70g Dehydrated pear, diced …  [Continue Reading…]

Tiger Roll Cake

Domestic Diva - Tiger Cake Roll

A Swiss roll tiger cake was the perfect choice for my youngest who doesn't like cake and loves tigers. A Swiss roll doesn't look like your traditional birthday cake and is a fun alternative. The best thing is, she actually ate it and enjoyed it! Hooray! It probably looks more like a snow leopard since I didn't focus on getting an orange colour into the cake mix, although I did try with the roll in the foreground to add saffron (steeped in 1 tbsp of boiling water for 10 minutes) to help colour it slightly. Using Hoppers cloudy orange would give you a deeper colour (Hoppers are coloured by …  [Continue Reading…]

Tim Tams! Failsafe

Domestic Diva - Tim Tams

This Australia Day it's time to indulge a little, time for some delicious Aussie Treats! Tim Tams! I have always wanted to try to make a failsafe diet version, now seemed the perfect time to satisfy my sweet tooth. These got the thumbs up all round …  [Continue Reading…]

Gin & Pear Cocktail & Mocktail

Domestic Diva -Gin & Pear Cocktails

Happy New Year!! To help celebrate the new year, I thought it was time to indulge in a new cocktail for myself. Gin, whiskey and vodka are all spirits suitable for the failsafe diet. I have been in a rut of occasionally just drinking gin and …  [Continue Reading…]

Golden Syrup – Homemade

Domestic Diva - Golden Syrup - homemade

I love discovering recipes that I can make in the Thermomix to save money! So you can understand my excitement when I stumbled upon a Thermomix recipe shared to make golden syrup. It is something I buy regularly from the supermarket and to be able to …  [Continue Reading…]

Pear Upside Down Cake

Domestic Diva - Pear Upside Down Cake

I was flicking through a magazine that had a beautiful picture of an upside down pineapple cake in it. It looked stunning and I just wanted to grab a fork and dig in. The photo inspired me to make one, but with pears of course to make it suitable for …  [Continue Reading…]

Easter Egg Cakes

Domestic Diva -Carob Easter Egg Cakes

This decadent cake concept is easy to make and can really be used for any occasion, not just Easter. I used an Easter egg shaped cutter but you can use any shape for any occasion and celebration. Trees or bells for Christmas, hearts for valentines …  [Continue Reading…]

Lamb Meat Pies

Domestic Diva: Lamb Meat Pies

It's Australia Day tomorrow! Amongst the madly preparing for school going back in two days time, baking and covering books, I asked my family what they would like to eat on Australia Day. I loved their first choice... MEAT PIES! Yes! I even had some …  [Continue Reading…]

Mussels and Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

Domestic Diva: Mussels & Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

  A couple of months ago I posted this pic below on my instagram of some Organic Black Bean Spaghetti that I found in a local health food store. It was been sitting in the pantry staring at me every time I open up the door screaming out to be …  [Continue Reading…]

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Birthday Cake & Cup Cakes

Domestic Diva - Lego Friends Cake - Ice-cream Theme

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Cake A Lego Friends cake was the brief from my daughter for her 8th birthday. Dreading the thought of attempting fondant figures, I took the cheats option and purchased a Lego set to go on the top of the cake. …  [Continue Reading…]