Archive for May, 2012

Banana Cake

Banana Cake250g butter
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
500g SR flour
4 bananas (Very ripe)
2 tbsp honey


250g Cream cheese
1 cup Icing sugar
3 tsp cinnamon (ground)


Twice Baked Cheese Souffle

75g butter
1/4 cup flour
350mL milk
100g grated cheese (your choice depending on flavour preferences!)
25g parmesan cheese
3 eggs, separated
herbs, cherry tomatoes etc.

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding

200g dates, pitted and chopped
1tsp bi-carb soda
1 1/4 cups boiling water
50g butter
2/3 cup brown (or raw) sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup SR flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence

300g brown sugar
1 cup cream
100g butter
100mL brandy
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Potato and Leek Soup

2 cups vegetable stock (here)Potato and Leek Soup
8 medium size potatoes
1 onion
1 small bunch spring onions
2 shallots
6 leeks
2 clove garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil
1L milk
3L water
100mL cream



Approx 1kg fruit (peeled/pitted/pipped/stoned)
2 lemons (juiced)
2L water
50g pectin (or jamsetta)
1-2 cups white sugar

Vegetable Stock

2 onions
2 carrots
2 potatoes
1 small bunch spring onions
2 stalks celery
2 tomatoes
olive oil
2 shallots
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
2L water