Christmas Bauble Biscuits

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Decorated Christmas Bauble Biscuits

My grandson came home and said he needed food for his school party, because his dad was so busy with work I said I would make something for him. My grandson said he wanted something sweet, so I decided to refer to the Donna Hay Christmas Magazine that I had recently purchased.  Continue reading

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Christmas Reindeer Biscuits

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Lovely Tasting Reindeer Biscuits

Leading up to Christmas, time seems to get away from you, and all your plans of what you want to accomplish suddenly become impossible. I usually make quite a few baked goodies for the festive season, my first item for this year was this really great tasting reindeer cookie. Whilst reading the current Donna Hay Christmas Magazine I came across this really great recipe for the spiced reindeers https://www.donnahay.com.au/magazine/

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Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

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Beautiful Vegetarian Rolls

Since my grandson has decided to eat vegetarian it is sometimes hard to find food that looks similar to what others eat. These vegetarian sausage rolls not only look similar to those that we know but they taste really good. In fact at a recent gathering where I served these they were eaten by everyone.

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Magic Custard Cake

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Layers of custard cake

I was going through recipes that I have taken out of magazines and printed off the internet trying to put them into some sort of order when I came across this recipe. It was called the magic cake.  When all the ingredients are mixed together and poured into the tin the final baked product forms layers.  I have made something similar some time ago which used breadcrumbs and these formed the base of a quiche.

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Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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Lovely pinwheel design

It has been a while since my last post and that is partly due to my being a volunteer for Fish For Life an organization raising funds for the Cancer Council. We have just had our Official Launch Event and there was a great deal of time spent on getting the evening organized. Back to normal for now until we start arranging the next function.

This biscuit recipe was one I saw on Better Homes And Gardens made by Fast Ed and I thought it looked great.

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Company For Lunch

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Waiting For Food

Although it is still winter here, and believe me we have had some really cold and windy days, there have been the odd pleasant ones with a blue sky and some sunshine.

On a day that was sunny with very little wind we decided to take our lunch outside and enjoy this weather.  We had a very special guest visit us also hoping to be included in our luncheon proceedings. I really wanted to share this with you as it is very special.

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Cumquat And Almond Cake

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Beautiful Moist Not Too Sweet Cake

My cumquat tree is laden with fruit and I wanted to find a recipe that would use this rather tart ingredient. I have made a cumquat cointreau jam previously, but we are not great users of marmalade or jam, so I wanted something a little different.

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Chocolate And Craisin Ricotta Cake

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Chocolate Ricotta Cake Ready to Enjoy

I had been doing quite a bit of savoury cooking using ricotta cheese but had bought far too much and had a substantial amount still in my fridge. I decided to surf the net and see what I could find using ricotta cheese but in a sweet recipe. I managed to find a chocolate cake which sounded really good and decided to give it a go.

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Beautiful Grape Harvest Cake

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A slice of cake

We had the pleasure of being introduced to this cake during our trip to Tuscany. We were told that traditionally this cake is made for only a few weeks a year.  The small sweet red grapes are used, usually those remaining after the grape harvest has been completed. Whatever the reason behind this cake it is a beautiful tender and flavoursome cake using part butter and part olive oil with juicy baked grapes. 

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“The Best” Apple Pies In Miniature

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The Best Apple Pie Miniatures

I had come across a lot of recipes which used sour cream pastry and I thought it was about time I gave this a go. I found a recipe which I will share with you later and have cooked with it for three different pies this week.

We have had two savoury and then this sweet apple pie. The first pie was with spinach, ricotta and fetta. The second one was somewhat different with fresh salmon and prawns in a lovely filling, and I will make these again and share the recipe with you then. I found the pastry brilliant in all three versions and will definitely make this again and again.

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