LITTLE SCOTCH EGG PIES

I’ve taken the liberty of renaming this recipe.  I don’t think Little Muffin Pies gives any indication of what they actually are.  The only muffin connection seems to be the muffin shape, which means that you could use any pie dish as long as it was deep enough to hold the mixture and stand the egg upright.  I like the idea of biting into it and discovering the egg………….

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PARMESAN EGG SCONEBREAD

Breakfast or Brunch?  I’m not too sure when you should have these, but I am sure that they’ll taste good when you do.  They come from a 1980s booklet put out by the Australian Diary Corporation which is introduced by the bearded chef, Peter Russell-Clarke.  Beside having some great recipes the booklet describes cheeses from Cheddar through to Pecorino and has a chart of which wine to have with which cheese.  It’s a great little booklet.  (If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making scones, it could work on bread roll or a muffin.)

COCONUT CAKE

When my children were at primary school I helped put together a cookbook as a fundraiser.  The school community were asked to send in contributions and we ended up with lots of great recipes.  The mother who sent this one in added the note about it being a good ‘first baking’ cake and it definitely is.  It’s been made many times in my household by both the kids and me. The added bonus is that it also tastes great.

BANANA PLUM PUDDING

Sadly, Christmas decorations are already appearing in the shopping centres even though it’s still October.  So I suppose it’s nearly time to start working out what Christmas cake and what style of pudding to make this year.  I seem to make a different version every year.  I’m not quite sure if this recipe qualifies as a Christmas pudding, but if you’re looking for something different it might be worth trying.