I made dessert last night, Jamie Oliver’s Portuguese Tarts.
I had an urge to sort out my pantry yesterday. I changed the labels on the tubs to something quite easy to read. They replaced labels that were clear and had very small writing. Not ideal, but works for the time being. Now we can all see where things are in the cupboard.
I baked yesterday. A cake from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Simply Nigella’ cookbook. The liquorice was in powder form and wasn’t very strong in the cake, well I didn’t think anyway. The cake was really soft, moist and delicious.
Yesterday was our son’s 19th birthday. I made a boiled fruit cake (his request) for his Birthday cake. The recipe calls for water but I usually choose to use grog, this time Drambuie. It was delicious.
Last night we had trifle for dessert. It’s not a pretty dish, but it is yummy.
This year my son has been learning to cook. Every Thursday he would cook dinner. He has done very well. There was only
one two occasions where bandaids were needed. The latest recipe he wanted to learn was Boiled Fruit Cake, a cake he loves. Using my Mum’s recipe, he quadrupled it and large cake, a slightly smaller one, and six Texas muffin sized one. Now they are wrapped up ready for gift giving.
I made dessert last night, a Congress Tart. It is jammy and coconutty on a pie base. At the weekend when we were at Cerberus, my husband was reminiscing with his friend and he talked so lovingly about the tart that I thought I should make one.
Made dessert last night, a pecan pie from Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box book, and it was delicious.