Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Bircher Muesli

1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
1½ cups rolled oats
1½ cups apple juice -  or other fruit juice
1½ cups natural yoghurt
½ cup toasted flaked almonds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tbsp honey to taste
Extra cherries and yoghurt to serve
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Refrigerate for one hour or overnight.
Serve with extra cherries and yoghurt. Serves 6

(cherries can be substituted with other in season berries, dried cranberries, or other dried fruit)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quick Steam Pudding

This is Mum's butterscotch-y flavoured steam pud' she used to make. It makes heaps! Cheap and yummy feed for 6 people or so, tastes great with vanilla icecream.

Mix into a soft dough with some milk and water:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 level teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tatar
  • Butter (size of about a walnut)

Put into a basin and pour over this mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 oz (50g butter)
  • and 2/3 cup boiling water on top of that
Steam 1/2 hour without cover on basin, but put lid on pot.

Mum didn't turn out to serve as all the yummy mixture is in bottom of basin.

self saucing chocolate pudding

Here's another version, similar to what Brenda has already posted.
This is the recipe Mum used to make.

For the pudding:
100g soft butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon cocoa

For the sauce:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/4 cup cocoa
plus - 2 cups boiling water

Beat sugar, egg, and vanilla essence.
Sift flour, baking powder, and cocoa together then fold into the wet mixture above.
Put into an oven proof dish.
Sprinkle the dry sauce mixture over the top, and then pour the boiling water on gently

bake at 180'C for 35 minutes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

cherry tomatoes (and fish)

I need somewhere to store this label from a can of "Select = Woolworths" brand cherry tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes in a can were such a find when the fresh ones can be so expensive, or whole larger ones just don't cut it. I have a favourite sausages recipe that calls for cherry tom's and for a very little while there they easy to find and were even supermarket branded! Now I find we have to go to a speciality food store to find them in a can.

Here is a label I saved off a can once. It has an awesome recipe for baked snapper (fish). Every time we have fresh snapper I seem to have misplaced this piece of paper... we tend to use large fillets than the whole fish.