Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Cake

Last night I prepared the fruit to get my first Christmas Cake made today. 
 I just love making my own Christmas cakes.

All that delicious dried fruit and nuts.

This morning the ingredients were mixed and the cake assembled.

This morning as I mixed using my beautiful old spoon I thought again about my dear Nana and Grandma.  I have a spoon from each of their kitchens and I love and use them daily.

I thought about all the cakes that had been mixed by their hands with these very same spoons and the love that had gone into our family by doing so.

I thought about them and how much I miss them and being in their kitchens cooking. 

So with my Christmas preparations finally started, I hope my family will one day remember the love that goes into the preparation of Christmas and maybe one day treasure the very special memories that I hope I have created for them.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Mmmmm Blueberry Muffins

Another Sunday morning trip to deliver one son to his job at Woolworths, saw me come home with a punnet of Blueberries!

Muffin Mix

1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Bicarb Soda
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg (lightly beaten)
3/4 Cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Sift dry ingredients into bowl, stir in sugar, the combined eggs, milk and oil.  Do not over mix, batter should be lumpy. 
Stir through 125g Blueberries (reserve a few for the top)


1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Plain Flour
40g butter chopped

Rub Butter into dry ingredients.  Sprinkle on top of muffins and top with reserved berries

Bake in a moderate oven approximately 20 minutes.

This recipe works well with other fruit alternatives e.g. apple, stawberry

They are delicious!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sunday Morning Friands........

There is something about getting out of bed very early on a Sunday morning.........first of all it makes me very tired.  But secondly, I can achieve so much! 

Mitchell had to go to work by 6 a.m. this morning and with BJ already at work, that leaves me as the taxi driver.  Only for a little while longer though.  Mitchell has finally achieved that magical 100 hours on his Learners Permit and now can book a driving test.  Here's hoping he can get through first go.  It will make our life so much easier, but filled with more worry!

So by 8 a.m. yummy lemon friands were in the oven and by 9 a.m., pancakes had also been made.

By 10.30 I had enjoyed said Friands on the front verandah with a lovely coffee! 
The washing and ironing are done so I am off to stitch for awhile!!