Today, I have a very nice cake from Belinda Jeffery’s cookbook, Desserts. As I have mentioned (a few times) before, I do like Belinda Jeffery’s books. I actually make recipes from them which is more than I can say for a lot of my books. I also like syrup cakes because I have a tendency to over cook my cakes. As a result, they tend to be on the dry side. The syrup hides this fact. If you have a similar tendency, syrup cakes could be for you, too.
It most certainly is déjà vu.
Francesca, from Almost Italian, commented on my previous post by saying that she made a similar chocolate slice but hers included Vita Brits (Weet-Bix). Francesca’s comment got me thinking. Was the slice I remembered from my childhood the recipe from my sister, Vickie, or was it the one to which Francesca was referring? We never ate Vita Brits or Weet-Bix for breakfast in our house but I do remember finding them in the pantry and eating them with butter and jam. Were they left over after Mum had made this slice?
This is a recipe you will recall from your childhood. Even if you have never made it, I am sure you would have sampled a piece along your way. It is certainly familiar to me. Continue reading
I was going through my emails the other day, deleting like mad. In this household, we get five of every email, we have two computers, an iPad, and two iPhones. That is a lot of deleting. To make matters worse, when we arrive at either Bridgetown or Perth, the in-box is chockers after not being open for up to two weeks. On the night of arrival, I delete like crazy and, again, on the night before departure. Sometimes, I get carried away and delete an important email or one I had saved to read – que sera, sera.
When I was a kid, we only had shortbread at Christmas. Mum made shortbread, melting moments, White Christmas and rum balls once a year and we thought they were the bee’s knees. She would make them well before Christmas but we weren’t allowed to eat them unless we had guests and only then if it was a “Christmas visit”. Continue reading
The egg white situation is out of control. At last count, I had 34 in my freezer! I don’t know how it happens. I don’t feel like I make that much custard, although, …
I did make a passionfruit tart the other day which contributed 12 egg whites to the collection. EllaDee was visiting so I thought I would make something special. One has to impress fellow bloggers, doesn’t one? Continue reading