Monday, June 27, 2011


I remember growing up and cooking with Mum, scones were one of the very first things I learnt to make. I loved making & of course eating them way back then and I still do. scones so easy to make, so very easy to eat, especially yummy topped with jam & cream ;)

2 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 oz butter
approx 3/4 cup milk & water (combined)
sift flour and salt into bowl stir in sugar. rub in butter untill mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. pour nearly allliquid in & mix to soft dough (flours vary, if dough not soft enough add remaining liquid) place on floured surface & knead lightly. pat dough out to approx 3/4 inch thickness & using a 2 inch cutter, cut into rounds. place on a greased baking tray or lamington tin, glaze with a little milk.  bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes or untill golden brow, when done scones will sound hollow when tapped on the bottom :P

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Devilled Chicken

devilled chicken is simple to do and gives great results. if you like it a little more spicey you can add extra curry and or cayenne pepper. recipe from old Aussie recipes.

2 1/2 1b chicken pieces
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion
1 teaspoon oil extra
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon curry
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Saute chicken in hot oil then remove and arrange drained in a casserole dish. Saute onion and crushed garlic in little extra oil until onion is clear. Add lemon juice and rind and other ingredients, cover and bring to boil, then pour over chicken pieces. Bake in moderate oven for 1 1/2 hours approximately.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fairy Cakes

I love fairy cakes and could eat them all the time. these little beauties are from the Australian Womans Weekly Cookbook, 1970 edition. so easy to make & so delicious!

4oz butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups self raising flour
cream butter & sugar together untill light and fluffy. add vanilla then gradually add lightly beaten eggs. fold in sifted flour alternately with milk mixing well. drop dessertspoons of mixture into well greased patty tins, bake in moderately hot oven 10-15 minutes or untill done. decorate as liked. my pink icing is somewhat brighter than I intended so its a good thing I love pink :P


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


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