Tag Archives: picnic

Roasted cauliflower open pie – vegetarian

24 Sep

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I do not recall the exact date that roasted cauliflower became my children’s favourite cooked vegetable but suffice to say, it was a case of ‘oh happy day.’ Continue reading

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Apple cinnamon tea cake

27 May

 

apple cinnamon tea cake The Hungry Mum

My red KitchenAid is one of my very favourite possessions. The Hungry Dad bought it as a gift for me many years ago, when I was just getting into baking. Talk about full-blown addition – now if I don’t bake at least once a day I feel all jittery until I can get a hit of the baking good stuff. Continue reading

Lemonade birthday cake with cinnamon buttercream recipe

17 Oct

Lemonade cake with cinnamon buttercream

It was my BFF’s birthday recently and a celebratory picnic was in order. Families and kids were rounded up, cheese was purchased, Pimms organised, rugs placed in cars. And a cake was baked. Continue reading

Donna Hay black forest cake

19 Aug

The Hungry Mum black forest cake

The Hungry Dad is a huge fan of black forest cake and it recently occurred to me that I had yet to make it for him.

We were headed out on a picnic with some friends and I decided to bake this cake. Let me interrupt myself here by saying that picnics for me are heaven, while The Hungry Dad treats them as something along the lines of purgatory. All that eating in the fresh air – pah, says he.

So this cake was a peace offering / bribe to encourage him to enjoy the day. And a good time was had by all. Hooray! Continue reading

Donna Hay mini raspberry and coconut crumble loaf cakes

9 Aug

Donna Hay mini raspberry & coconut crumble loaf cakes

Oooh, how cute are these little cakes?! I love mini individual cakes and these little loaf cakes are a nice change from cupcakes – and they are a smidge more sophisticated, too..

These mini raspberry and coconut crumble loaf cakes super easy to make using store cupboards so you can whip these up in no time at all. Because it is a Donna Hay recipe it is all simple technique with great results. Continue reading

Hot smoked salmon rillettes

4 Apr

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There is no polite way of describing how I react around smoked salmon. I like the word gourmand but feel glutton is more apt. I adore the stuff and love it served any way – on sandwiches, in pasta, wolfed straight from the packet… Continue reading

Chocolate freckle slice

21 Feb

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I love making slices and from my wide experience, people love eating them. Cutting them isn’t as faffy as cutting a cake, and a piece of slice is usually more exciting than a bickie. Continue reading