Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe,…

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Melting moments are as described, small cookies that melt deliciously on your tongue. Light and moreish with a lovely creamy vanilla flavour thanks to the custard powder, these cookies are very popular in Australia. Usually flavoured just with vanilla and the custard powder, or occasionally with lemon zest, I decided to take it one step…

Yorkshire Rascals

The rascal, or fat rascal, has been around since the 1800’s. Originating in Yorkshire, this fruit packed treat bares a close resemblance to a scone or rock cake. It is traditionally decorated with plain blanched almond and glacé cherries, but I like to put my own spin on it. I use Morello glacé cherries, as I…

cheese and onion puffs

Cheese and Onion Puffs

As part of the kitchen diner renovation, we had to move the big chest freezer I have into the old small kitchen, which is now to be used as a utility room. This meant eating a lot of the pre-prepared meals I have done over the last few months to try and empty the freezer….

bacon tomato and basil quiche

Bacon Tomato and Basil Quiche

Most of my favourite dishes could be possibly be described as comforting or stodgy, definitely more autumn winter fayre than spring or summer. However, when the weather warms up, I do find myself craving lighter foods. This week has been one of those rare spring weeks where the temperature has been pushing past 25°C, so I…

Fantasy Drip Cake

There is a craze of everything ‘fantasy’ or ‘unicorn’ at the moment; milkshakes, cupcakes, frappes etc. More often than not, the item does not include anything actually unicorn related, but has more of a pastel fantasy colour scheme. This is where I was going with this cake. It’s my sister’s birthday and I like to…