Cakes, Biscuits & Desserts

Everyone enjoys a treat, including Sally Wise! These recipes will help you serve up heaven on a plate.

Any Berry Monkey Bun

Have a go at baking this soft, sweet, sticky pastry paired with any mouth-watering berry you like.

Apple Crumble

Is there anything better than a warm apple crumble accompanied by a dollop of icecream?

Apple and Lime Shortcake

Apple, lime and shortcake? What’s not to love! Sally takes you through this simply divine recipe step by step.

Banana Fritters

Topped with a drizzling of a lovely Tasmanian honey and maybe a dollop of yoghurt, they are a pretty healthy afternoon snack to tide hungry tummies over till dinner time.

Dairy-Free Scones

These scones are moist, light and fluffy, and don’t even taste of coconut as you would think given some of the ingredients.

Easter Buns and “Peace-ter” Buns

It’s hard to ignore the tantalizing aroma of hot cross buns being baked all over town, all across the country for that matter – that wonderful combination of yeast and spice on the breeze that leads us into local bakeries and cafes, supermarkets even.

Egg-Free Baking

No eggs? No worries. Here are a handful of recipes for vanilla, orange or lemon and chocolate egg-free cupcakes. 

Elephant’s Foot Buns

A type of brioche dough, baked with a stewed apple filling enclosed, covered with pink icing and topped with shards of dark chocolate.


Children love this dessert and it can be made quite nutritious if you use fruit juice and fold through fruit after beating the milk.

Fruit Mince Muffins

Try making these instead of fruit mince tarts. They are very easy to prepare and extremely delicious.

Golden Syrup (Berry) Dumplings

As the nights get chillier, it’s time to resurrect those lovely warming puddings, including Sally’s all-time favourite; golden syrup dumplings.

Gooseberry Tart

When mother nature gives you gooseberries, make a latticed tart!

Homecoming Biscuits

These biscuits would make a great addition to a lunchbox or as a morning or afternoon tea treat.  

Plain Cake

Sally Wise takes you back to basics with a simple but versatile plain cake recipe.

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

If you’re lucky enough to have rhubarb on hand, consider this cheesecake recipe. The flavour and acidity of rhubarb complements the creamy cheese filling perfectly.