Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Leftover raisin bread will make a delicious pudding, not unlike the traditional bread and butter pudding but with some flavourful additions. For the best results use quality spiced raisin bread that is dense and fruity. The raisin bread, soaked in egg that has been flavoured with orange zest, vanilla extract and brandy, is then topped with a whisper of cinnamon and spiced poached apple slices. … Continue reading Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Patricia’s Pumpkin Pie

In Sydney the pumpkins are ripe and we have had a bumper harvest at the garden. Patricia made a delicious spiced pumpkin pie for us and has shared her recipe that uses that sweet pumpkin spiced with cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Patricia’s Pumpkin Pie Ingredients Pie shell: 1 cup of plain flour 60 g butter 1 tsp salt 6 Tblsp chilled water Spiced Pumpkin filling: … Continue reading Patricia’s Pumpkin Pie

Dominique’s Stewed Pears in Spiced Wine Syrup

Pears are in season and these days, there are varieties that are available over most of the year, so it is always the time to stew these luscious fruits. They can be served equally well hot or cold so choose a variety that is available and see how easy to cook and how delicious they are when combined with sweet white wine, vanilla bean, cinnamon … Continue reading Dominique’s Stewed Pears in Spiced Wine Syrup

Pecan, Oat and Maple Syrup Biscuits

The pecan trees in the garden are full of nuts that are giving the cockatoos a great feast. We have collected the fallen pecans and are storing them to dry in the shell.  The climate in Western Sydney seems favourable to the growth of pecans and the heat this summer has provided  perfect weather for them. What better time to bake some wonderful biscuits using … Continue reading Pecan, Oat and Maple Syrup Biscuits

Spiced Stewed Plums

Plums are in season and there is a wonderful choice to eat fresh and to cook.  This recipe will bring you a simple but luscious stewed  mix of President and Angelina plums. The purple skins create a thick and delicious syrup to pour over ice-cream. Spiced Stewed Plums Ingredients 5 President plums, stoned and halved 6-8 Angelina plums, stoned and halved 1/3 cup sugar 1 … Continue reading Spiced Stewed Plums