Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

The sharpness of rhubarb and green apples contrasts well with the sweetness of strawberries. This strawberry, apple and rhubarb pie has a spicy crunch of oats and almonds in its crumble topping and is the perfect pie to share for Valentine’s day. Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie: Ingredients: Pastry: 1 cup plain flour 1 egg 100 g butter 75g ┬ásugar pinch of salt ( … Continue reading Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

Cardamom is such a fragrant spice with an intense aromatic mint flavour that combines well with cinnamon and nutmeg. It is popular in baking around the world. This cake blends lemon, cardamom, cinnammon and nutmeg and is topped with a spiced apple. When using spices it is so nice to get the best flavour from them. Wherever possible freshly grinding your own spices will bring … Continue reading Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

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Support Our Farmers

One way to support our farmers through the difficult drought times that the Australian agricultural sector is facing is to go the extra mile to seek out and buy Australian grown produce. So much effort and care has gone into the production of the fruit and vegetables that we buy each week and we should support our local farmers. In fact, many growers bring their … Continue reading Support Our Farmers

Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Here is a recipe to make small single serve heart shaped pies with a traditional style apple strudel filling. The apples are spiced and the pies are made with shortcrust pastry and also sprinkled with spiced sugar. Wiltshire makes little heart shaped tart pans which are perfect for making these little mini pies. After baking the pies your kitchen will be filled with the delicious … Continue reading Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

Champagne pastry has a light cake like texture due to the addition of self raising flour and cornflour. The spiced apples and champagne pastry make a wonderful light slice for afternoon tea. Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry Ingredients: Apple Filling: 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thinly 285 mls water (10 fl oz) 1 Tsp ground cinnamon 4 whole cloves 1/4 cup … Continue reading Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Turnovers made from flaky puff pastry and delicious spiced apples and rhubarb are so easy to prepare and make a tasty treat. I have included instructions for freezing the turnovers so that you will have these delightful little parcels ready to bake whenever you want. Many thanks to Dominique who shared her recipe and clever method for freezing with us. Spiced Apple Turnovers Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Date, Apple and Pecan Loaf

A slice of cake with your cup of tea or coffee makes a perfect morning or afternoon tea. Winter brings us an abundance of oranges and apples and we also have recently harvested pecans. This loaf can take advantage of the bounty and freshness of our seasonal fruits. This loaf brings together spices, dates and fruit macerated in brandy, pecan nuts, orange and apple and … Continue reading Date, Apple and Pecan Loaf