Quick and Easy Pancakes

These pancakes are so super quick and delicious that you can whip them up in the morning for breakfast! It's true! What makes these pancakes so fast is the oil which is used as the fat component. No melting butter for these pancakes. A bowl and a whisk is all you need...

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Tosca Cake – A Baker’s Odyssey Challenge #61

This cake has got to be one of the most delicious cakes I have ever had! Not only is this cake delicious but it has it's own baked on topping! What more could a girl ask for? Oh, that's right it's really easy too. Simply mix up the cake batter (and that IS simple...

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The Anzac Biscuit with a difference

These Anzac Biscuits zing with the warmth of ground ginger that melds perfectly with the flavour of the golden syrup. There are many recipes for Anzac biscuits and all are very similar. In this version, I have added just a couple of teaspoons of ground ginger. Anzacs...

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German Plum Cake – A Baker’s Odyssey #60

Plums are at the end of the season here in Australia. I noticed there were still a small amount of plums in the stores the other day when I was shopping. Plums are a luscious fruit and there are so many varieties. Earlier this year I came across these gorgeous plums...

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Easter Malted Chocolate Cake

Do you need a quick but impressive cake for your Easter dessert table? This Easter Malted Chocolate Cake is just the thing. Nothing complicated here. Just combine the ingredients gently in the mixer bowl, bake in 3 pans and fill with a simple malted buttercream. Sour...

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Zucchini Frittata with Pea and Celery Salad

I think frittata is in my DNA. Growing up frittata showed up on the dinner table regularly and I didn't always like it. All the other kids at school were eating fish and chips or roast lamb. We ate things they had never heard of and that was hard for a 70's child. As...

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Welcome to Marcellina in Cucina


My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.