Grandma’s Cheese Drop Scones

    These are called ‘Drop Scones’ because the consistency of the mixture is softer than regular scones and the mixture is ‘dropped’ off a spoon onto the baking tray rather than the scone dough being cut or formed into shapes. If you want larger scones rather than spoon-sized ones, just double the amount on […]

Raspberry Meringues

  Raspberry Meringues (with Fresh As Freeze-Dried Raspberry Powder)     Raspberry Meringues with whipped cream filling: these taste raspberry-licious!   Raspberries and cream: such a great taste combination and a classic flavour.   When thinking of meringues, the usual image is of white, crispy, puffed shells. I have never been overly fond of meringues […]

Vanilla Easter Biscuits with Royal Icing

    The eggs only. They look eggs-tra specially eggs-cellent.   We didn’t put all our eggs in one basket: we added a chicken and bunnies as well. A pretty blue bowl of pretty biscuits :   “Time consuming but absorbing, and fun to make” – this how Mum described the making, baking, and icing […]

Morning Teas for the Painters

  For the past couple of weeks Mum and her neighbour (T) have had a crew of painters painting the roof and the outside of their houses. Mum and T have been providing home-baked goods for the painters morning teas. I was introduced to the painters – “Chunks” and his Crew – last time I […]

Christmas Cake Icing, Almond Paste Recipe, and Finished “Christmas Candle Cakes”

Finished “Christmas Candle Cakes”   This is a companion piece to the blog I posted in December called “Mum’s Christmas Cake Recipe”, and is also linked to the blogs “Christmas Cake Recipe (CT’s)”, and “Christmas Cake Recipe (Uncle Charlie’s)”. Here I am describing how to make the Almond Paste (marzipan) and apply the royal icing, […]