Yummy recipes - some of them are yummy FOOD ones, some are yummy DRINK ones, and some are yummy HOUSEHOLD product ones!

  • RECIPE: Cornflake Biscuits

    This recipe was a huuuuge favourite with our kids when they were youngsters, and whilst they are a bit fiddly to make, and it isn’t often that we make them these days, they are nice to have with a cuppa – and are a good way to use up ageing cornflakes. [we usually double the recipe] Ingredients 125g butter ⅓ cup (75g) caster sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract ⅔ cup (105g) sultanas or other preferred dry fruit (cranberries are good!) 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 2 cups lightly crushed cornflakes Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cream butter and sugar until…

  • RECIPE: Pickled Radish

    Pickled Radish

    Another canning job completed on the weekend! [recipes below] In the cooler weather we get a lot more plants producing abundant harvests in our garden, as the micro-climate creates perfect conditions for many of the crops that won’t grow well once the full-on heat of brutal summer kicks in. One of those things right now that we’re having a glut of, is

  • RECIPE: Lemon Cordial

    Lemon Cordial

    Old-fashioned lemon cordial Makes: approx 1.2L Ingredients 1 kg sugar 1 litre water 1 tablespoon citric acid 1 tablespoon tartaric acid zest of two lemons (optional) juice of 6 lemons, strained (350ml once strained) Instructions Add the sugar, water, citric and tartaric acids to a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmering point, stirring continuously until the sugars and acids have completely dissolved. This takes 5-10mins. Stir in the lemon juice. Once cool, bottle. I used a funnel to pour the cordial into used and washed bottles. Notes The original recipe calls for 2kg of sugar, I decided to halve the amount. If you don’t use citric and tartaric…

  • RECIPE: Dame Washalot

    . Today it was time to whip up another batch of Laundry Liquid, although we still have about 4L left from the last batch, but we’re getting a bit sick of the empty containers cluttering up the kitchen bench, so rather than throw them out (GAH!) we’ll fill them back up, so that they aren’t taking up ‘wasted’ space somewhere. AND – as we’d said that we would post