BEEF CASSEROLE WITH CORN TOPPING

Looking through Mum’s recipes there’s quite a lot that use tinned sweet corn, not something that’s used much these days.  This savoury beef casserole topped with creamed corn is a bit unusual, but as it says the corn adds some sweetness to the standard savoury mince so it could be worth trying.

LADY FLO’S PUMPKIN SCONES

Recipe four in Scone Week is an Australian classic.  Lady Flo was a politician in her own right and wife of Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen.  He was a controversial leader, but she was a Senator for 12 years who fought for women’s rights and recognition and at the same time didn’t see anything wrong with a politician who could bake pumpkin scones.  She published a cookbook and is still going strong at 96 – one of Mum’s generation.