Friday, 25 July 2014

※ Neopolitan Cake

I will take no credit whatsoever for this recipe or inspiration.
It all came from here Recipe here 
I went with 4 layers instead of five as I thought that was enough.
On advice from the birthday cake boy chocolate butter cream instead of strawberry.
I also filled the layers with Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves

The same cakes were made a month later for my daughter's birthday: (with strawberry butter cream this time (and only two layers, strawberry and vanilla)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

※ The Magic of Spices - Part 1 (Scan from a 1964 booklet)

Came across the gem, I love the horrid food styling techniques from the 60's - 80's.
Will post a little more of the inside contents next Wednesday.

Monday, 21 July 2014

※ Slow Cooker Beef Stew

1 kilo diced beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups beef stock (or stock cubes reconstituted)
1 large carrot diced, 
1 tomato roughly chopped, 
1 zucchini diced, 
1 potato diced, 
2 stalks celery diced, 
1 cup pumpkin diced, 
1 cup red wine
2 onions diced, 
4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
Few sprigs thyme chopped thyme, 
Few sprigs Rosemary
1/4 teaspoon paprika, 
1/4 black pepper,
1/4  chili salt, 
1/4 celery salt, 
2 tablespoons Worcester sauce

Brown off meat in small batches and place straight into slow cooker.
While doing so, I dice up all vegetables roughly and thrown them straight into slow cooker with exception of onion and garlic.

When fished browning meat I add onions and garlic to the pan and cook till slightly caramelized. 
Scrape straight into slow cooker.

Deglaze pan with red wine and then pour straight in to slow cooker.
Add all vegetables, herbs and spices and cook on low while you are at work. 

I served it with mashed potato and garnished with a little fresh Thyme.

Friday, 18 July 2014

※ AWESOME FREEBIES for Kindle owners (recipe books)

Most were $3.99, currently free. 

30 Easy Weeknight Dinners – The Winter Recipes and Winter Food Edition (Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes – The Easy Weeknight Dinners Collection Book 7) [Kindle Edition] LINK

Smoothie Recipes: 101 Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss, Going Green and Overall Health (Smoothies For Weight Loss) [Kindle Edition] LINK

Gluten Free Slowcooker Recipes:: Easy And Delicious Recipes You’re Sure To Love! [Kindle Edition] LINK

21 Easy Classic Recipes Every Kitchen Should Have [Kindle Edition] LINK

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

※ Tiffany Blue Party Gift Boxes, Stickers & Pug Balloons

After quite a few queries to where I got them here are the details for those interested. 

Gift boxes from here
Cost: $10.00 US for 50 Size: (approx- 5cm x 5cm x 5cm) L x W x H 

Pug Balloons from here
$10.46 US for 10

Stickers from here 
$3.50 (on sale) - $7.00 a sheet standard
I always wait for their 50% off days and order way in advance as shipping is a little slow (From USA - Australia)

Here is a photo of the cake, will blog the recipe soon
Lalaloospsy Cake made by me.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

※ AEROPHOS Recipe Book 1951 VINTAGE COOKBOOK (scans)

  • Custard Sauce
  • Cornflour Sauce
  • Lemon Sauce
  • Jam Sauce
  • Hard Sauce
  • Brandy Sauce
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Melted Chocolate Sauce
  • Apple Strudel.