Not sure how often friends ‘drop in for afternoon tea’ these days, but if you get a last minute call to say they’re on the way this quick and easy tea cake might work for you. Although I think I’d take the time to cut the apricots up and not just add them whole to the mixture.
Long ago Mum gave me the recipe for homemade lemon butter, it was always a favourite when the lemon tree was producing lots of fruit. Nowadays it’s a lot easier to just buy a jar at the supermarket – doesn’t taste as good though. So for this recipe if you’ve got the time, and the lemons, you can use homemade, but if not go with the bought variety.
I would never have imagined that you could use rice cakes to make the base of a lemon meringue pie, but this recipe from Sunrice Australia published in the Women’s Weekly does just that. In the picture the base looks quite good, it does have some crushed biscuits in there as well as coconut, so I guess it works and the filling has rice in it as well. It’s certainly a different lemon meringue pie!!