Dairy/Soy free Banana Bread

Have I told you about my lovely husband that always reminds me to buy bananas when I go shopping and then lets at least one of them rot in the fruit bowl. Well now you know. This has forced me to have a variety of banana friendly recipes to use up the soft bananas….good thing…

Dairy and Soy Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Ahh the unending joys of motherhood, I’ve been put on a fabulous new diet. Dairy and Soy free. The doctor hopes it’ll help Mister C stop spitting up so much. I’m hoping it’ll help drop those post pregnancy pounds  that refuse to budge. This new diet has a multitude of challenges that come with it,…

Unduwel – Panni Walalu

 Growing up, we had a friend called S. She would visit us in the holidays and pester us to entertain her…apparently it was our duty. She would arrive very early in the morning and wake us up. She would then ask us to make her holidays fun…we were none too impressed. We would have to…

Dhal Wade

My parents are originally from the Sri Lankan mountain city of Kandy. We still have many relatives there and spend time on our family holidays there. Our main pot of call is Helpitiya, where my mother’s Aunty lives. There’s is a huge house, full of secret rooms and nestled in cool tropical forest. They  are…

Masala Chai Mix

I love tea! I love drinking it, eating with it and even just smelling it. It’s my happy place. The smell of tea reminds me of Sri Lanka. I was wracking the old brain to try and think of something to give the lovely ladies at my second baby shower. Pabs, I guess this means…

Coffee cake with caramel meringue buttercream and caramel chips

This is a recipe I’ve adapted. Credit for the original cake recipe goes to the lovely ladies at Exclusively Food and the icing is based on a Martha Stewart one. Coffee buttercake Ingredients 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 150g butter, chopped and softened (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4…