Ginger Fluff Sponges were second only to a jam and cream filled sponge when I was growing up. Not everyone likes ginger, but for those who do a slice of cream filled Ginger Fluff is a real treat. This isn’t Mum’s original recipe, but one she cut out of the Herald Sun newspaper, the tip at the bottom of the recipe is might explain why my sponges never rise.

Ginger Fluff


I think Mum taught me well, because like her when I’m entertaining I always like to have everything prepared in advance and leave only a few things to be done when the guests arrive. What I like about this recipe is that you can prepare the chicken up to stage 4 and then cook and serve the rolls when your guests arrive. It would work well with either a salad or vegetables and that makes it very versatile.

Stuffed Chicken Rolls cropped


Casseroles seem to fall into two categories, the fancier type that Mum would serve up to guests and the basic ones she would make for family meals. This recipe falls into the second category, it’s really just meat and vegetables, but great to just put in the oven and forget. Today I make this sort when I have time and reheat when needed.

Baked Steak cropped