LAMINGTONS

Australia Day is only a couple of weeks away and how better to celebrate it than with lamb, pavlova and lamingtons.  The lamingtons take a bit of patience to make yourself, but are much better than the bought variety.  The conversion for this old recipe of Mum’s is: 8oz = 250ml, 4oz = 125g and the 9in square cake tin = 23cm.

RIPPLED CHOC-SPICE CAKE

When my children were little I used to make a Chocolate Ripple Cake as the base for their birthday cakes.  The recipe I made was the same as this one, but without the spice.  The cake always taste good, although when I look back at the photos I can see that my decoration, while enthusiastic, could hardly be described as a work of art……

TOPSY-TURVY APRICOT PUDDING

When I first read this recipe I thought it was going to be a fairly standard apricot pudding, then I came to the addition of the cocoa and realized it was actually a Chocolate Upside Down Pudding.  I then read on to ‘serve warm with custard or cream’ and decided I could eat a piece there and then – yummy.