Glorious gooseberries

This week I was given a bucketful of gooseberries,  what a treasure!  For those who haven't tried them it's a great shame as they are one of summer's finest fruits.  I can't really describe the flavour - it would be like trying to liken the flavour of quince to another fruit, simply not possible. If … Continue reading Glorious gooseberries

Blackberry Jelly and Blackberry Pie

Another weekend has passed with a frenzy of preserving, so wonderful!  The mustard fruits are almost made, just waiting for them to cool before adding that liquid gold, mustard essence.  In Angela Hartnett’s book (“Cucina”) she says that they are delicious served with meats and cheese.  Can’t wait to try them out. I had fun … Continue reading Blackberry Jelly and Blackberry Pie

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters Serves 4 1 cup self raising flour ¼ teaspoon salt Good pinch of bi-carbonate of soda Cold water 4 bananas, peeled and cut in half horizontally Peanut or rice bran oil for frying Sift the flour, bi-carbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Mix with enough cold water to a coating consistency.  If … Continue reading Banana Fritters

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble  8 cooking apples (such as Granny Smiths), peeled, cored and diced ¼ cup water Pinch of ground cloves (optional) ½ cup sugar, approximately 1 cup self raising flour ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed 75g butter, diced  Turn oven to 170°C (fan forced).  Grease a 20cm casserole dish.  Place the apples, water and … Continue reading Apple Crumble