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Strawberry Almond Shortcake

Mention “strawberry shortcake” and my mind will immediately think of a cutesy pie little dolly that my daughters played with endlessly thirty years ago. However, this is not a strawberry … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 15 Comments

Inspired by Eton Mess

The chief taste tester and I  had a long conversation about what this  should be named dish, Melbourne mess, Richmond mess, meringue disaster mess, but we decided it was still … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Chocolate Meringue Cake

“Simple to make, cuts cleanly, looks good, tastes delicious! That’s about all you want from a cake, unless you need it to transport easily, store well and improve with age,”  … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mosaic Melon Wedges

  From memory, this recipe came to me in a leaflet of low calorie desserts. I have made it countless times as an eye catching fruit option on a dessert … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · Leave a comment


Our blog’s primary function is for me to hand over family recipes to my daughters, for my granddaughters.  We had some hands on time in the kitchen baking last Saturday, … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 7 Comments


There is limited availability of economical fresh seasonal fruit on which to base desserts in the colder months in Melbourne, rhubarb, citrus, apples, pears, but Australia produces some of the … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment


This is an economical and easy old recipe from the 1907 edition of Mrs Beeton’s Family Cookery that belonged to my Grandma. As mentioned in a previous ramble about puddings, … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

My Mum’s Hot Apple Crumble Recipe

This is one of my  “written down” recipes for hot puddings copied from clippings pasted in my Mum’s recipe file. A few weeks ago I posted Hot Rhubarb and Banana … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 4 Comments