Milk Tart

RECIPE: I wanted to celebrate my husband’s 20 years in Australia, having moved here from South Africa in 1999, so I decided to make him a lamb roast dinner (Australian enough) and a milk tart (South African) for dessert. I didn’t alter the recipe from Immaculate Bites. PREPARATION: The pastry base is prepared by blitzing…

Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars

RECIPE: Once again wanting to entertain with a difference, I decided to try a couple of new recipes in my Dorie’s Cookies book. The only change I made to this recipe was to use defrosted frozen blueberries, because I wasn’t about to pay $8 for a 125g punnet of fresh ones (it’s not blueberry season)….

Rhubarb Custard Cake

RECIPE: I made this cake more than ten years ago and couldn’t for the life of me remember where the recipe had come from. I searched my books, looked online and found nothing. Finally, this month while I was searching for cake recipes for my husband’s many 50th birthday celebrations, I found it and I…

Coconut custard buns

RECIPE: My husband loves custard, so what better than to bake a custard bun. At first I was going to try a custard scroll, then found this recipe. I chose to make it because I had yet to succeed with a truly light and fluffy white bread. I followed the recipe and used the syrup…