Archive for the ‘ Family Favourite ’ Category

Banana Cake 2

250g butter
1  cup caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
500g plain flour
2 tsp bi carb soda
6 bananas (Very ripe, mashed)


Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni  250g ricotta
250g spinach, shredded
Olive oil
1 onion
1 clove garlic, diced
1tsp oregano

  Cannelloni tubes/wet pasta sheets (see egg pasta)

  1 onion
2 cloves garlic
4 tomatoes
350mL tomato soup
2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Red wine
White wine vinegar

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)

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

English Trifle


2 sponge cakes (2-3 days old)
1 packet port wine jelly
1 packet fruit jelly
Fresh berries (or jam)
60mL Sherry or Port (or other sticky)

2 cups milk
1/2 lemon zested
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup cornflour
2 tbsp butter