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Almond Cake

This was made at the behest of my husband for Easter, I have however followed a recipe that uses a mix of plain/all-purpose flour & ground almonds.  Almond Cake is normally made using almond flour, sugar, eggs & baking powder as flour or wheat is one of the grains that is prohibited during Passover as a reminder of when the Jews fled Egypt with unrisen dough … Continue reading Almond Cake

Mincemeat (Pie) Bread Pudding

This is what I did with my left overs from last year’s Christmas mince pies instead of a Mincemeat Pie Strudel. Mince Pies are a very English tradition and is normally served with brandy butter and is really a mixture of dried fruits, candied peel & suet. You can also make your own fillings with or without suet (fats). I usually go for the Robertsons  … Continue reading Mincemeat (Pie) Bread Pudding

Yoghurt Banana Loaf

Yet another banana loaf variation. Ingredients: makes 2 9″ loaves 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoon) baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup vegetable oil 100ml plain yoghurt 3 eggs 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries Method: Mash the yoghurt into the mashed bananas. … Continue reading Yoghurt Banana Loaf

Orange Meringue

I figured if you can make Lemon Meringue, you can make use of the plentiful oranges on hand as well. It did turn out a little too sweet for my liking, but it might just right for someone out there. Ingredients: makes 1 9″ pie 1 portion of  Short Crust Pastry – 2 Custard: 1-1/2 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed, about 3 oranges) 2 tablespoon orange … Continue reading Orange Meringue