I’ve made the usual almond bread many times as it always goes well with coffee after dinner, but this spicy version looks good and would work really well with a cheese platter.




SAVORY ROULADES with Ham & Corn, Creamed Chicken and Smoked Salmon fillings

Mum must have cut this recipe pretty roughly from the The Sun newspaper, her breakfast time reading every morning.  It’s missing a small section, but I think you can work out the ham and corn filling without it.  I’ve never made a roulade using potato, but it would make a nice firm base and Nancy Baldwin’s instruction are very helpful.


On a cold winter’s day in Melbourne the idea of a lamb stew for dinner is very appealing.  I love the name of this one that was published by the Herald Sun back in July 1992 – not quite sure that a shearer ever made it, but you never know it’s certainly hearty enough.


I have no idea who Adam is, so I thought I’d rename this recipe Meringue Topped Apple Custard.  What I like about it is, that as with a lot of the old recipes, there’s no fancy ingredients, just things you have in the cupboard.  In this case, milk, bread, butter, apples, vanilla essence, eggs and sugar so that makes it a great ‘last minute’ dessert.