Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pat's Birthday Cake

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 tspn nutmeg
  • 1 tspn mixed spice
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup plain flour

  1. Grease and line the base of a 20 cm cake tin. Set oven temp at moderate 180 deg C.
  2. Put butter, milk, sugar, fruit & spices into a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer with lid off for 5 mins. Cool slightly, add sherry & bicarbonate of soda.
  3. When cold, add the beaten eggs and mix well. Sift both flours and fold into mixture. Turn into prepared cake tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 1/4 hours or until cooked.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and store in an air-tight tin.


I have a gas oven and I tend to cook it for 60 mins on 200 degrees C.

I also add some slivered almonds to the mixture.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Lucky's Vegetable Soup

With winter here, nothing beats a bowl of hot soup and home made is the way to go. This recipe I grew up on and it's a favorite in our house as well.

This is how I make the vegie soup.

I use a piece of lamb meat when making the stock. Usually when I buy a side of lamb those scrap pieces of meat are divided up and frozen.

So firstly the meat is boiled in water with a bit of salt added. When cooked, meat is removed and this is fed to the poultry for protein.

Into the lamb stock goes grated vegies......


Added as well is

diced onion
diced celery

Bring it to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.

Add a cup off small noodles (or what variety you like).

1 packet of chicken noodle soup. This gives the soup a kick.

Great with crusty bread.

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