Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

We still have lots of pecans from this autumn’s harvest and the choko vine is giving us a bountiful crop of its fruits.  The humble choko, also called chayote in the US, is a much maligned fruit that can be bland when not prepared well but it has its uses.  It takes the flavour of any ingredient that it is cooked with and so makes … Continue reading Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin

Red Cabbage is in season in Sydney and baked with peppery Italian pork sausages, apple, Spanish onion and roast pumpkin and herbs, is a delicious and colourful autumn dish. Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin Ingredients: 6  Italian pork sausages 1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced 1 Spanish onion, sliced 1 granny smith apple, core removed and thickly sliced 1 sprig rosemary, chopped thinly … Continue reading Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin

Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie

This is a variation on the traditional French Tourte de Blettes Nicoise. It is an interesting way to use silverbeet and make a surprisingly delicious pie. Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie Ingredients For the dough 2 cups plain flour 2 eggs 200 g butter 150 g brown sugar pinch of salt For the filling 135 g silverbeet 140 g brown sugar 3 tablespoons of … Continue reading Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie

Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake

This is a variation on a previous cake but this time including sultanas and apple to the ripe banana. The sultanas and orange juice cut through the rich banana flavour and the apple adds a little texture. Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake Ingredients 3 cups Self Raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed down firmly 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed 100 … Continue reading Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake