Monday, August 6, 2012

Mum's recipes

My mum is an amazing cook. She can cook ANYTHING and cook it well. Over the years she has accumulated an impressive array of recipes from innumerable sources. OLD recipes from elderly relatives, books, magazines, friends, my food technology classes at school, tv shows and more recently, websites. Mum has modified old recipes for a modern twist, combined different recipes into one “Super recipe” and flat-out invented new recipes. My goal is to immortalise these amazing recipes as best I can using this blog. I not only want to make sure these tasty morsels don’t get lost to the ages, but also to share the wonderful flavours with all of you. This weekend, I sat down and raided my mum’s recipe book and came up with approximately 40 different recipes ranging from starters to mains, side dishes and sauces to biscuit and desserts. Some are simple, some are complicated. Some are budget friendly (German potato pancakes), some are not (Carpet bag steak). Over the next weeks and months (hopefully not stretching into years!!!), in addition to my normal blogging, I plan to make ALL these recipes (and more), photograph them, then blog about them. I endeavour to include not only the ingredients and method, but also a brief history about how this recipe came to be.

Recipes to look forward to:



Pavlova (Both crisp and marshmallow centre)

German Potato Pancakes

Peacan Pie

Sweet and sour sauce

Sponge Cake


Cinnamon Tea cake

Pasta Cabonara

Rock cakes

Steak with whisky sauce

Angel cakes


Honey Joys

Carpetbag steak

Cornflake biscuits

Meatballs in tomato sauce

Honey jumbles

Herbed Chicken Marylands

Jam drops

Prawn toast

Mrs Thomas biscuits

Sweet Chilli chicken

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Satay Chicken

Strawberry Yogurt cake

B├ęchamel Sauce

Lemon Meringue Pie

Raspberry coconut slice

Chocolate rough slice

Maple Fritters

Chocolate caramel slice

Spiced peach pudding

Caramel marshmallow slice

Skywalker scrunchies

Anzac biscuits

Coconut crisp biscuits

Date loaf

Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas puddings

Carrot cake

Blueberry muffins

Lattice slice

Chocolate mousse

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