Strawberry almond tart

The wisteria is flowering and strawberries are delicious and plentiful. It feels like Spring! The Weekend Australian Magazine had a very tempting recipe for a strawberry almond tart. Resistance was futile! Crustless strawberry almond tart 150g butter, at room temperature ²/³ cup (150g) raw caster sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanillaContinue reading “Strawberry almond tart”

Grief control. Knitting, cakes and chicken tray bakes

Grief. It’s a strange thing. Different very time. Why did I think I’d feel the same after my dad died as I would after my mum did? I guess it is (blessed) inexperience. But it has been so much harder. Anyway. I’m out the other side of (most of) it now. And I have aContinue reading “Grief control. Knitting, cakes and chicken tray bakes”

Mmmm. Delicious autumn food

[is it still autumn??!] Who knew cauliflower could be so delicious? Twice-baked cauliflower souffles Ingredients 200g cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 fresh thyme sprigs 350ml milk 80g unsalted butter 120g plain flour 4 eggs, separated 300ml thickened cream 140g gruyere, grated Radicchio leaves to serve Method Preheat the ovenContinue reading “Mmmm. Delicious autumn food”

Gluten free lemon friands

Thank you for all your lovely comments about Felicity’s Formal Frock made from Funky Fabric with some Flares of Frustration but now Finally Finished. Clearly, I like F-words, and need to keep using them. Words like Friands. These were made by He who Cooks. And they were Fabulous! Ingredients 180 g butter melted, plus extraContinue reading “Gluten free lemon friands”

Cappuccino cake

Yes, more baked goods! (If you are here for the sewing, click away now! or scroll to the bottom to see what’s in progress..) with my sister-in-law’s gorgeous red roses (Papa Meilland– stunning to look at and to smell) Ingredients 220g butter, softened 220g caster sugar 220g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoonContinue reading “Cappuccino cake”

Orange and poppy seed cake

Can I offer you a slice of sunshine? Moist orange and poppy seed goodness? This recipe is from the September 2007 issue of Australian Good Taste, Page 114 Cake 125ml (1/2 cup) fresh orange juice (1 orange wasn’t enough, two oranges were plenty) 130g (1/2 cup) Greek-style natural yoghurt (that’s the secret of this cake’sContinue reading “Orange and poppy seed cake”

Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes

Craft night at my place = gluten free yummy things (one of the crafty peeps is a coeliac). Tonight we had individual serves of nachos and these little cakes. The cakes have that distinctive grainy polenta texture with moist lemon syrupy goodness. Lemon polenta syrup cakes 160g unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 3Continue reading “Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes”

Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream

This is why elastic waists were invented. Chocolate Mousse cake 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon (T) golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 4 eggs 1 T caster sugar 1 T plain flour, sifted Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a 20cm round spring-form cake pan. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowlContinue reading “Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream”

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

Felicity cooks rhubarb again. Apple and rhubarb crumble was our lovely dessert today after roast lamb. As you can see, not much was left over. Fruit base Peel and quarter 4 large apples with the Ikea apple cutter [because it is fun and functional], then cut further into pieces about 2 cm long. Add aContinue reading “Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb”

More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake

I hope this is turning into a pattern. Felicity turned her hand at one of Smitten Kitchen recipes. This is what she did. Cake 560 grams rhubarb 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 120 grams butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 1/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon bakingContinue reading “More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake”

Sephardic Flourless butter-less orange-and-almond cake

Pssst Can you keep a secret? Yes? Good…. now what I am about to tell you must NEVER be told to anyone that is not a cook. Here it is …the secret handshake of the food lovers fraternity…. we share recipes….yep its true …and we pass little jars of quince paste, capsicum relish, greens pickedContinue reading “Sephardic Flourless butter-less orange-and-almond cake”

Lime Coconut Cake

Limes are in season said the magazine, sure enough the greengrocer had them bagged up ready to go, shiny and green and cheaper than usual. The ones ‘on special ‘ were smaller than the ones I had been buying so I did a bit of research… seems the ones currently ‘in season’ were probably MexicanContinue reading “Lime Coconut Cake”

They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die

Ok all you people that are trying to lose the extra weight post Christmas…don’t even look…the following pictures are likely to cause you to throw your good intentions to the wind. Everyone should have a signature dish and chocolate brownies are the one Miss F is famous for. Whenever we have a picnic or specialContinue reading “They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die”