These gorgeous cheesy, savoury muffins make a perfect breakfast snack or lunch box snack. I usually make them with gluten free flour as many of our guests are gluten intolerant. The small snack size versions keep perfectly in the freezer so make a batch and they'll do for snacks for a couple of weeks ( or maybe not, they're so yummy you might just eat them all in one sitting). Enjoy!! Download a copy of the the recipe below.
Serves 12 large muffins or 24 small muffins
This is great way to use up those bananas that always seem to be left to go brown. Quick and easy to make when you have a spare half hour in the kitchen. I always have a selection of muffins on the go for our guest breakfasts and this is one of the favourites.
Makes: 12 muffins normal size or make 24 mini muffins for a small healthy snack.
If you want to make this recipe as a loaf, place the mixture in a greased loaf tin and bake at 180 C for about 45-50 mins . Cover top with foil if it starts to look too brown. I sometimes also add a handful,l of oats for added fibre.
Looking for the perfect gift for a special person, couple, parents or perhaps a special friend? A Mulberry Lodge Luxury Country Retreat Gift Voucher could be your perfect gift for Christmas or for any special occasion.
There are 3 options:
All gift vouchers will include:
Vouchers bought for stays of 2 nights or more will also include:
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Not only are these muesli bars delicious they're are a healthy version as there's no sugar and coconut oil is used instead of butter. I offer these as part of my guest breakfast each morning but they're great snacking on during the day.
.Make these sugar-free Muesli Bars part of your Sunday cook-up repertoire to have handy during the week.
The cut squares can last in a sealed tin for around 2 weeks, however most of ours disappear within a few days.
This has to be one of the most delicious gluten free treats that I make for our guests. Much better than the standard recipe and I always get lovely comments from our guests. So I thought it was about time to share this. Welcome to chocolate brownie heaven! .
The original recipe calls for fresh raspberries but I've found when they're out of season and expensive you can replace the fresh raspberries with a bar of dark Lindt Raspberry Chocolate, and of course I stock up on this chocolate when it's on special offer. I actually think I prefer them with the Lindt raspberry chocolate.
Prep time 10 mins, Cook time 30 mins, Total time40 mins
Serves: 12 - 16 slices
Store in an airtight container, in the pantry or refrigerated, for 4 days - 1 week.
Click on the document below to download a copy of the recipe.
We have the the most amazing lemon tree on our property which fruits all year and I have great fun finding lots lovely recipes in which I can use our lemons.. This was a cake recipe that I found a while ago by Nigella Lawson and is one of the most delicious, and moist cakes that I have come across. The bonus is that it can be made gluten free and dairy free.
I always treat our guests to some homemade cake and this is by far one of the favourites.
FOR THE CAKE
FOR THE SYRUP
NOTE: To make this cake gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free baking powder, or omit the baking powder altogether and beat the batter exuberantly at step 4.
To make this cake dairy-free, substitute 150ml light and mild olive oil for the 200g of butter.
Click here for the recipe
Makes 6 large or 12 small Frittata Muffins
Storing: These will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. I also make a batch and freeze them. Let them cool, then freeze in a single layer in a covered container. Remove from the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 200 degree Celsius oven for about 10 minutes.
Click below to download a copy of the recipe.
This is a great weekend of activities in McLaren vale bringing together car and wine enthusiasts, The Vintage and Classic marks the end of vintage for the premium wine district.
Last year, an estimated 15 to 20 thousand spectators lined the Main Street of McLaren Vale to catch a glimpse of their favourite classic vehicle, or to cheer on a loved one participating in the spectacular parade.
Head down to the Vale on Saturday the 1st, stay over and enjoy the Vintage and Classic Charity Dinner which will be held at ‘Serafino’ McLaren Vale The dinner event starts at 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
This year’s guest will be World Acclaimed F1 racing champion Alan Jones. Dinner bookings are essential and will fill fast. Click here to book tickets for the dinner
This year’s Art Show will be at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre starting on March 23, through till April 9. The exhibition will see local artists' impressions with the Vintage and Classic theme.
On Sunday, April 2, the event will commence with the Grand Parade of 500 plus vehicles down the Main Street at 11am, encompassing vintage and classic cars, with classic aircraft flying overhead (weather permitting).
Drivers will then head out to participating wineries to display their vehicles for the afternoon, whilst picnicking and enjoying the facilities.
Join the cars and owners at the participating wineries and enjoy lunch with some of the special flavours that the area is well known for and enjoy the local wines.
The following wineries are participating this year:
Angove Wines - Chrysler
Doc Adams Wines - Falcon
Fox Creek Wines - Jaguar
Paxton Wines - Mustangs
Serafino Wines - Mazda MX5
Middlebrook - Vintage Trucks and Cadillac
Penny's Hill Wines - Rolls Royce and Bentley
Woodstock Wine Estate - Porsche and Volkswagen
Hastwell & Lightfoot - Triumph Sports, Mercedes, Riley, Bristol, Rover
Leconfield Wines - Corvettes, Chevrolet, Holden, Packard/Buick, T Model Fords
McLaren Vale Distillery - Nissan, Datsun, Zephyr, Zodiac
Hardy's Tintara - Fiat, Lancia, Puegot, Renault, Citroen, Volvo, Saab
Put this event in your diary and head to McLaren Vale for the weekend of 1/2 April 2017 and enjoy all the events going on at the Vintage and Classic 2017
Hazel and husband Nik own and run Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat which is a beautiful and unique mud brick property in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia. It's our home and business and run as a hosted luxury, country escape for the discerning traveler. We aim to provide our guests with a wonderful relaxed and indulgent experience. Through the blog Hazel will be sharing information about regional food, including her own recipes, local wineries to visit, events, activities and experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula and also South Australia.
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