This is one of those pies where you combine all the ingredients, pour them into a pie dish and hey presto when you take it out of the oven the coconut, sugar & flour have risen to the surface to make a crust.  The strawberry and blueberry filling is a little unusual though and the almonds on top add a lovely crunch.



This is one of those old recipes that our mothers made from what they had in the cupboard.  Nothing fancy, just cocoa, butter, weetbix, coconut, flour and brown sugar.  A cheap easy slice that the kids loved.  4 ozs = 125g


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.


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.