This selection of Tapas delicacies was published in the Herald Sun in about 2002.  Of course they are much more common now, but this selection are fairly simple to make and as the accompanying article says are ideal “taken with a glass of sherry, beer or wine”.



I almost didn’t post this recipe because Vitari is no longer made by Nestle.  I changed my mind though on googling it and deciding you could use Weis Sorbet instead or at a push a good ice cream.  It looks so tasty in the picture I thought it was worth doing.


The cheesy pastry base in this recipe is filled with mashed potato, bacon, spring onions, creamed corn and more cheese, which sounds like a great combination.  It doesn’t say so, but I’m assuming they mean for you to heat it hot, although cold the next day might be interesting as well.


I’ve included this recipe because it brings back a lot of memories. Gem scones are a cross between a scone and a muffin, but sadly impossible to cook unless you have a gem iron, which I don’t think you can buy these days.  My cast iron gem iron was made for me by a friend of Mum & Dad’s, when he made one for Mum.  The secret of cooking them is to get the iron super hot so that the mixture sizzles when you drop it in.  They taste great and finding this recipe now makes me want to cook a batch again.