24 November 2017our favourite: edible decorations
Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland this Christmas with these oh-so sweet edible decorations.
24 November 2017Our favourite: Festive meringues
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a pav! So here’s our favourite meringue recipes designed to impress and guaranteed to melt in your mouth!
22 November 2017Our favourite: Thanksgiving pies
For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week - or for those who just love pie! Here’s a collection of our firm favourites - just click on each image for the recipe.
10 November 2017Our favourite: festive nibbles
The festive season calls for quick and easy recipes fit for entertaining. Whether it be a picnic or a backyard barbeque, these festive nibbles will prove popular crowd-pleasers.
10 November 2017our favourite: festive drinks
Celebrate Christmas and party all summer long with our pick of the season’s coolest drinks. From, watermelon and mint to lemongrass and cucumber, these winning combinations are perfect for the festive season!
10 November 2017behind the scenes
04 November 2017Summer days by the sea…
28 October 2017weekend baker: apple pie
Planning on staying in this weekend? One warming slice of this apple pie will take you to heaven. We made our own pastry crust in a few easy steps too!
14 September 2017sweet 16th birthday – behind the scenes
02 September 2017spring is in the air…
28 August 2017best ever: make-ahead breakfasts
Our busy schedules can sometimes leave us with little time to stay healthy. So we’re giving you 9 make-ahead breakfast recipes for when your mornings are all go. Click on each image for the recipe.
10 August 2017cooking with… eggplant
From beautifully glossy globes in hues of rich autumnal violet to the delightful petite pea-green variety, we celebrate eggplants in all shapes and sizes with these warming recipes.
05 August 2017
how to: homemade sauerkraut
Fermentation is one of the oldest techniques for preserving food and you get to enjoy the tasty results in less than a week. Tangy and refreshing, a forkful of sauerkraut will uplift any dish. Bottle a batch yourself before using it in a range of zesty meals.
03 July 2017American All-Star favourites
Inspired by the festivities of our American friends, these crowd-pleasing recipes are perfect for any occasion - so let’s get the party started! Click ‘read more’ then click on each picture to find the recipe.
30 June 2017best ever: breakfast bowls
These chilly winter mornings make it’s so tempting to lay under the covers a little while longer. So we’re giving you nine delicious reasons to spring out of bed! Our collection of best-ever breakfast bowls will add some wholesome goodness to your morning routine. Click on each pic for the recipes.
22 June 2017
weekend baker: handmade cake boxes
Entertaining this weekend? These handmade cake boxes will make the perfect takeaway gift for your guests. We used 225gsm cardboard and attached name tags with tiny wooden pegs to add a personal touch. Cute and practical!
21 June 2017cooking with… sage
With its soft and delicate leaves in shades of silvery green, with splashes of purple and cream, sage is favoured for its elegance in both beauty and flavour. Offering a slightly sweet, peppery aroma to balance rich, robust dishes, this earthy herb adds strength and warmth to rustic breads, pastas and roasted meats. Click ‘read more’ to learn about the different varieties of sage you can find.
05 June 2017Shimmering sunset
02 June 2017best ever: cacao desserts
We know everyone’s been talking about this superfood for a while, but we still can’t get enough of raw cacao powder. So simple to cook with – it’s a deliciously dark and decadent way to get your ‘chocolate fix’ with a little less guilt. Click on each photo for their delicious recipes.
21 April 2017how to: cannelloni
Impress your dinner guests with this comforting traditional Italian dish. It’s so easy to make!
06 April 2017how to: classic chicken laksa
Indulge in a warming bowl of comfort food, perfect for a crisp autumn’s night.
14 March 2017GO GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
We’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between. Click on each pic for their recipes.
10 February 2017We love: Flavour-infused ice cubes
If the temperature outside is soaring, don’t sweat: just drop a couple of these fruity jewels into a tall drink, put your feet up and watch the heat melt away.
10 February 2017How to: cocktail popsicles
Put an icy-cool twist on happy hour by freezing your favourite drinks into sophisticated popsicles!
21 January 2017HOW TO: rustic free-form tart
We’ve got the perfect weekend baking project! The rustic folds of pastry house a medley of sweet summer fruits in this free-form tart, here’s how to make it…
14 December 2016How to: fruit mince pies
Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies… these fruity little treats are festive baking at its best!
09 December 2016How to: shortbread and raspberry slice
Buttery shortbread teamed with tartly sweet raspberry jam… this festive-looking slice is simple and seriously tasty!
30 November 2016How to: easy passionfruit tart
This fresh and flavourful dessert is an instant crowd-pleaser and ideal for sunny days.
12 November 2016HOW TO: LEMON CURD
Add a zesty tang to your favourite desserts with homemade lemon curd. This simple recipe is perfect on ice-cream, cakes or swirled through a vanilla cream to top a crispy meringue.
01 November 2016Donna’s tips: for Christmas bliss
I adore Christmas. I love having everyone over to my place which usually involves a mix of classic and traditional dishes, as well as drinks to start, and of course, something spectacular for dessert. Try not to let cooking for a large number of people stress you out – there are plenty of things you can do in advance to help make the occasion as simple as possible, but one which will still be impressive and memorable.
21 October 2016How to: spicy chicken satay skewers
Whether you like them tongue-tingling spicy or satisfyingly mild, skewers of chicken satay are a firm favourite for the barbecue or grill – and now, they’re super easy to make!
14 October 2016quick fix: super green smoothies
Smoothies brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, good-for-you ingredients and superfoods are our favourite way to give our bodies more nutrients and nourishment. Great to kickstart your metabolism in the morning or satisfy a 3pm energy slump, we’re sharing our secrets to help you create your own beautiful blends and get the perfect smoothie, every time.
‘I start every day with a large green smoothie that I make at home and then pour into a container that I can take in the car with me to work – I then sip on it all morning at my desk. My favourite blend is baby spinach, parsley, mint, coconut water and cucumber – no specific quantities of each, just whatever I have in the fridge.’ Donna Hay
09 September 2016DONNA’S EUROPEAN BOOK TOUR
I’m so excited to be heading to Europe for a whirlwind tour for my book, Life in Balance. So, if you live in Germany, the Netherlands or the UK check the details below and come along to one of the book signings.
12 August 2016weekend baker: the prettiest melting moments
Melting moments are the ultimate afternoon-tea treat – so dainty and sweet, they are also incredibly easy to make and, when presented on a pretty cake stand or plate, are bound to impress at your next gathering.
29 July 2016best ever: buttermilk fried chicken
I can never resist a piece of crunchy and golden fried chicken, and, as with most things deep-fried, it tastes even better when you make it fresh at home! My southern-style recipe creates a perfectly balanced bite; soaking the chicken in buttermilk keeps the meat moist and juicy while the spicy flour mixture results in an impossibly crisp and flavourful skin.
24 July 2016weekend baker: sticky cinnamon buns
Whether you call them cinnamon scrolls or sticky buns, this pull-apart treat is a favourite treat the world over. They’re surprisingly easy to make and the end results are seriously delicious.
07 July 2016weekend baker: easy lattice pie crust
A beautiful pie crust is simpler than you may think! Follow these simple steps and find out my top tips for complete pie perfection.