Wednesday, 22 June 2016

※ Buttermilk Nut Bread

BUTTERMILK NUT BREAD (Makes one 9 X 4-inch loaf)

  • 1 1/ 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnut meats
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • V2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup Borden's Buttermilk

Sift together flour, salt, soda and baking powder. Add whole-wheat flour
and walnuts; mix well. 

Combine eggs, sugar, melted butter, molasses and buttermilk; blend well. 

Add to dry ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into a buttered 9 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan. 

Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 50 to 60 minutes.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

※ Dutch Chocolate Mocha Pudding

DUTCH CHOCOLATE MOCHA PUDDING (Makes four 1/2-cup servings)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Borden's Instant
  • Rich Roast Coffee
  • 2 cups Borden's Dutch
  • Chocolate Drink
  • Borden's Heavy Cream, whipped and sweetened, if desired


Combine cornstarch, sugar and instant coffee in a 1-quart saucepan. Gradually
stir in chocolate drink, keeping mixture smooth. Cook over medium heat,
stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into individual serving
dishes. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream just before serving.

Monday, 13 June 2016

※ My New Winter Obsession- Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese baked in the oven, sauce made in the Thermomix.

  • 30g of butter
  • 15g (or 2 tablespoons) of gluten free plain flour
  • 250g of milk
  • 100g of grated tasty cheese
  • 25g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder*
  • 1 cauliflower head broken into florets
  1. Place 2cm cubes pieces of the tasty and Parmesan cheese into your Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds on speed 10 or until finely grated.
  2. Add the butter, plain flour, milk, stock powder your Thermomix bowl and cook for 7 minutes at 80 degrees on speed 4.
  3. While the sauce is cooking I steam the cauliflower for the time the sauce cooks. Then drain and place into a baking dish.
  4. Pour sauce over cauliflower and bake until slightly browned I cooked for 35 - 40 minutes at fan forced 160 degrees.

* I use Massel stock powder and the chicken stock powder is actually vegetarian and vegan.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

※ Roasted Herb Corn - The Chiffon Tailgate Party Cookbook

Haven't posted a vintage recipe book pic in ages...

Came across this from The Chiffon Tailgate Party Cookbook (1980)

  • l/4 cup Chiffon Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon dried crumbled parsley
  • 3/4 tsp crumbled rosemary leaves
  • 1/2  teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ears corn
Mix Chiffon and seasonings. Spread evenly over corn. Wrap tightly in heavy
duty foil. Place corn on grill 4 to 6 inches from hot coals. 

Roast, turning corn frequently 15 to 25 minutes. If desired, serve with additional melted

Makes 6 servings.

Tip Wrapped corn can be baked at 400° for 30 to 35 minutes, turning once during baking.

Monday, 6 June 2016

※ Shop Local Geelong

Brand new batch of the "Shop Local Geelong" purses will be hitting the pop up for sale tomorrow. 
Limited run, so get in quick! ///

Have you been to the @geelongcreatives Pop-up shop?

Don't forget it's a Pop-up shop,  which means it's temporary so make sure you get in before it goes!

ADDRESS: 6 Rutland Street Newtown.

Support the wonderful artisans of your town - Geelong! #supportlocal #smallbusiness #geelong #oneteamonedream #goodvibes #geelongcreatives #madeingtown #picoftheday #regram #shopsmall #shoplocal 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

※ Igni - The Best of Geelong

We dined at Igni again on the weekend. One word: Flawless. 
No surprise it made

The Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants list

it had only been open 3 months at the time. 

No words, just go and experience it for yourself. 

Address: Ryan Pl, Geelong VIC 3220

Thursday, 12 May 2016

※ My bags are available in the @geelongcreatives pop up shop.

My bags are available in the @geelongcreatives pop up shop.

Pop-up shop 16 Rutland street Newtown.
10am to 3pm Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm sat Closed Sunday

HOW EXCITING!! /// #Repost @geelongcreatives with @repostapp. ・ Look what's dropping into the pop up shop! @elli.luca has made just 8 of these babies! You better get in quick as they are ready to purchase tomorrow from the Pop-up shop! #supportlocal #smallbusiness #geelong #oneteamonedream #goodvibes #geelongcreatives #madeingtown #picoftheday #regram #shopsmall #shoplocal

Monday, 9 May 2016

※ What a lovely Mother's Day.

We visited Jack Rabbit Winery for lunch. I had the Bone in free range chicken breast, panko bocconcini, dehydrated olive, carrot, local garlic, herb glaze. It was so succulent and delicious  I could not fault it.

For dessert I had  Rhubarb trifle- Mr Black cold press coffee zabaglione. Rhubarb pureed, jellied and poached, rosemary biscotti, coffee soil. It was heavenly, the coffee zabaglione was so good. I would go back just for that!

Jack Rabbit Vineyard
85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine Victoria 3221

 A snippet of the lovely things I revived today. So happy my family supported local. Here is a posey from @asdaisydoes and an @almacustomdesigns Audrey doll. My daughter calls her Daisy I suppose after @asdaisydoes these and some other lovely things were purchased from As Daisy Does and @geelongcreatives pop up store inside. 16 Rutland street Newtown. (Note the tiny hand trying to swipe the doll) 

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Alma Custom Designs
Geelong Creatives