Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Greek Tomato Baked Lamb

My husband is a fan of slow cooked lamb and I have a standard recipe that involves oregano, white wine and lots of hours of slow cooking to have the meat literally falling off the bone. But one day while reading the age he found this recipe by Jill Duplex, she also has the recipe for his favourite sticky date pudding as well so she is quite popular in our house and this lamb was another winner!

It was seriously good, so here is the recipe, give it a try! You wont regret it!!

Rhubarb Yoghurt Cake

My MIL often gives me rhubarb from her garden as it grows well and she does not eat a lot of it. Often I make apple and rhubarb pie but this time I went surfing the net and found this great recipe. It is very moist and yummy and served warm with custard over it, it is fantastic!!

Here is the recipe

Orange & Almond Cake

My nephew is gluten intolerant so I had to find a birthday cake recipe that was low in gluten for his party. I found this one and it was extremely delicious! Because it has spelt flour it does contain gluten but most people who are simply gluten intolerant rather than being a true celiac can eat small amount of gluten.

225gm unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup almond meal
2 oranges, zested

250gm cream cheese
1/2 cup icing sugar
1tbsp desiccated coconut

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Beat melted butter and icing sugar until creamy
  • Add eggs and beat well
  • Add orange juice and beat again until well combined
  • Add the flour, baking powder, almond meal and zest, stir until combined
  • Pour into pan and bake for 10 mins
  • Then reduce the temperature to 170 degrees and bake for a further 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean


  • Beat together all ingredient until a thick and creamy icing is formed
  • Spread over cooled cake