I really like baking with fruit, apple muffins and banana bread are regulars at our house, but I am quite unexperienced with baking with peach. This summer I have baked twice with peaches: a peach and blackberry pie (which was actually a bit underwhelming, sadly), and these peach crumble bars, which I thought were quite nice!
At Christmas time at my Gran’s house there are always many families that come. As a result, there are simply far to many people to give a personal gift, so many families give the same gift to a lot of the families there. Our family, for example, often makes gingerbread biscuits, which I think are really fun, because you can spend a fun afternoon doing creative decorations on them, but one family makes a delicious tomato chutney.
I really like family recipes, I feel that they are extra special because in a way they tell a story, as well as tasting delicious from years of being cooked over and over again. I while ago I found my Grandma’s lemon loaf recipe, but I decided to give it a Mexican twist.
So about a year ago now I posted a recipe for meatballs. These are very similar, but instead of having a sauce with lots of herbs, this one has spices. Also, there is coriander (cilantro) in the meatballs, giving them a nice exotic flavour.
No true Aussie hamburger would be complete without the addition of pineapple, egg and beetroot. Unfortunately, sometimes pickled beetroot can be expensive or unavailable. Luckily, it isn’t all that hard to pickle beetroot at home!
Although it is only May, I feel as though summer is well and truly here. The days are hot and humid, and in the afternoons we are getting a lot of very short, but quite intense thunderstorms. Though it may be a bit hot in the kitchen, I think it is well worth turning on the oven to make these chocolate biscuits!
Sometimes leftovers are really good. Lunches, dinners when no one could be bothered to cook and leftover cake makes for yummy morning tea. Soggy fruit in the fruit bowl is something that is often not so nice, though. However, this banana caramel cake came about from having leftover caramel sauce in the fridge and a soggy banana in the fruit bowl, and it is yummy!
One of my favourite dishes when I was a kid was fried rice. When we lived in Australia we could buy Chinese barbecue pork to add in, and it was so delicious that it was given the prized position of being my birthday dinner one year.
Well, Chinese barbecue pork isn’t exactly readily available where I live now, but I am a big fan of fried rice, so I have made my own versions of it. One of my recent ideas for a different variety of fried rice is the Tex-Mex fried rice.
The weather is being a bit crazy here at the moment. On Monday it was so hot that I felt as though summer had come, but the other day I was wishing I taken a jacket when I left the house and we were smothered by a thick blanket of grey cloud! However, on Monday I was seriously in the mood for summery food, and these tacos seem like the perfect summer food, with the cool cucumber and mango
There is quite a story behind these meat triangles. A couple of weeks ago, my Dad was cleaning off a desk, and found a whole stack of recipes. I hung onto a few of them, and among them, a little pamphlet with some Russian/Ukrainian recipes, that to be honest, I don’t really know where it came from.