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Please do indulge me while I reminisce… 5 years ago, yet feels like yesterday.
This cake reminds me of my Nan. I don't know if it's a recipe she made frequently, or if it was just truly memorable when she did! Good ol' fashioned country cooking. This recipe is ideal for a round 20cm diameter cake tin. I used a 24cm tin and multiplied the ingredients by 1.66 (because to double it I needed 6 eggs and I only had 5) — but since it doesn't multiply neatly, I'll just give you the quantities for a 20cm tin.
I’ve had an obsession with apple and blackberry crumble ever since I saw Granny Pig make it on ‘The Blackberry Bush’ episode of Peppa Pig. And I’m not one to resist a craving. Apple & Blackberry Crumble 6 granny smith apples (tart), peeled, cored and quartered100g butter100g brown sugarJuice of one lemon (just under 1/2 […]
Lamington Cake 250g butter, softened 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups (370g) plain flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder, sifted 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (250ml) milk 1/2 cup raspberry jam Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line two 21cm round cake tins. Beat […]
Ta-da! I’ve finished Alana’s crochet beanie! (Here’s the work-in-progress). It’s a lovely little pattern, and I’m so pleased I finished. Alana’s has a little bit of room to grow in it, but that’s fine — it can still get chilly over the next couple of months. If you’re interested in making one for a little […]
Erika’s Nana Margaret knitted her this very cute cabled vest. Erika loved a vest as a wee one (she was only 9 months old here! Bless!), because her arms were able to move freely without the bulk of a jumper or coat. Now that she’s a little bit older, I love a vest because she […]
Heavenly: Potato, blue cheese and rocket pizza on a homemade base. I love the way the blue cheese goes all bubbly and frothy, and gives a salty kick to the potato. I will definitely be making this again! 2 large desiree potatoes, very thinly sliced (a mandoline is ideal)2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1/3 cup (80ml) […]
So, I’m about 3/4 of my way through this lovely little beanie design from the Patons Retro Babes book. It’s for my sweet niece, Alana. I’m just about to start the contrast-coloured brim, so I thought I should check it’s length on her first. It’s a wee bit big — I made the six-month size, for […]