Mum collected this recipe from the Herald Sun back in the ’80s, back then her curries were always made with curry powder. This must have seemed a bit exotic to her – curry rubbed onto the skin of a lamb roast. Her lamb roasts were always baked plain and served with homemade mint sauce and, of course, gravy.
This is a good combination of sweet potato (kumara) and plain potatoes. When you add in the extra vegetables and all the spices then serve it up with some Turkish bread you’ve got a great winter warmer
Being able to assemble this recipe the day before and then put it in the oven when you need it can be a great advantage. When Mum made it she would just use tinned corn, but she did add fresh capsicum, which she fried up with the onion and garlic.
I’m not too sure when Oven Bags first came on the scene, but the first I knew of them was when my mother-in-law started using them in the ’70s. This recipe comes from a sheet put out by the manufacturers of Tiger Oven Bags. It’s an unusual way to cook frankfurts, but I actually think they may taste OK.
Plain cake always sounds so boring, but in reality is tastes great. It has a heavier texture than a sponge and it goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee. Adding the lemon or orange rind to turn it into a Madeira Cake is a great idea.