What’s in the Fridge? No. 9

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, Dessert, In the fridge?, Morning or Afternoon Tea

Christmas Sink Cake The Olive’s Kitchen recipe for Summer Fruit Cake is very versatile. You can modify the ingredients in many ways, keeping the key cake ingredients (dry and wet) to roughly the same proportions. The fruit, including the apple, can be varied according to what you have on hand. The recipe came in handy before Christmas for Rhonda’s family’s …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 8

Robin Boyle Australian, Dinner, In the fridge?, Main course, Red meat

Lamb Leg Roasted in Chutney Slow-cooked lamb recipes are everywhere, with many celebrity chefs publishing their own version. Their recipes sound exotic and magical, offering special results; and generally they do. However, you don’t need an exotic recipe to produce a wonderful result. Try this surprise method then experiment with your own versions. Don’t be surprised if this is up …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 7

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, In the fridge?, Morning or Afternoon Tea

Banana Bread We recently had short notice that interstate friends were in Melbourne and turning up for morning tea. We had about two hours to put something together. We could have gone shopping. Instead we searched the fridge and freezer. We found five frozen bananas, some frozen cream and a pack of frozen butter. (If we have excess bananas, ripening …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 6

Robin Boyle Australian, Dessert, In the fridge?

Trifle with cookies, kirsch, poached apricots and custard cream The old-fashioned trifle is one of the forgotten great desserts. The recipe or technique probably arose from the need to use up left over cake. At one extreme, trifles can be flavourless and gluggy. However, at the other extreme, it is easy to make an elegant light version. It is a …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 2

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, Dessert, In the fridge?, Morning or Afternoon Tea, Recipe

We love to cook with leftovers or with what’s in the fridge or freezer or on the pantry shelves. Last week we had friends coming for afternoon tea. We had an apple, two plums and some strawberries that needed using, along with some cream heading towards its use-by date. We also had a stock of frozen berries that needed using …