Tag Archives: Family

Ginger Slice

This is one of Nana’s little handwritten recipes. Her writing is beautiful, but sometimes hard to read. This is the type of recipe that turns up so often in Nana’s notes. With incredibly simple instructions. So straight forward that they … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Crunchies

  Passionfruit Crunchies. This is a bit of a misnomer. This came from a newspaper cut out pasted into one of Nana’s books. I had imagined something well…crunchy. And yet these are not remotely crunchy. Instead, they are melt in … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Mallow Pie

This deliciously retro dessert includes a frightening number of my most commonly avoided baking tasks – I’m still amazed that I even attempted it. It included the following: Pastry – Temperamental. Fiddly. Precision required. Avoid at all costs. Anything gelatine … Continue reading

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Baked Apricots

Well hello there 2016. I’m just emerging from a paradise of good food, good wine, good travel and really great company. The extended festive season was incredibly festive this time around and it’s sad to see it end. Over the … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plum Pudding

As Melbourne swelters through 41 degrees today, this post comes at a good time. Christmas lunch at Nana’s was always a roast. No matter how high the mercury reached all 16 of us would squish into her house with our … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Spice Biscuits

Some of my most vivid memories of my childhood are spending Christmas in Gunbower with my Nana and Pop. Each Christmas Eve Santa would drive around Gunbower’s streets in the town’s fire engine. All the children would run out to … Continue reading

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A Dessert Not To Be Trifled With

Don’t cry over failed sponge. ┬áMake trifle. The aftermath of the Great Sponge Saga was an extra sponge, sadly sitting on the bench looking very rejected. Anyone who knows me well knows that I cannot bear food to be wasted. … Continue reading

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The Sponge Saga

What cake do you bake for someone turning 90? This is the question I asked Mother Dearest. It’s a lot of pressure, they have a life time of cakes to compare yours to. Mother Dearest answered ‘a sponge. Pop loves … Continue reading

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Simplicity Chocolate Cake

So that pretty special get together I mentioned in the last blog. It was my Pop’s 90th. 90 years, not bad going hey. Pop got the royal sponge cake treatment…more on this, and him, later. It was also my cousin … Continue reading

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Lemon Cornflake Coconut Cups

Move over Honey Joys, there’s a new kid in town. He’s zesty, crunchy and just a little sweet. This recipe might well become my go-to. It’s incredibly simple and delicious. Ingredients: – 2 cups cornflakes – 1/2 cup coconut (I … Continue reading

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