Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In My Kitchen: June 2012

A sure sign winter has arrived: Fresh, homemade fruit loaf! I've made this every weekend for the last three weeks. It's my favourite thing to have for breakfast at the moment, washed down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice...

Since SJ brings home a bag of oranges from work at the end of every week, this orange cake has been doing the rounds: Morning tea with my Ma & Pa, an easy dessert with the in-laws, and taken to work to share with my work colleagues...

Custardy, custardy goodness: Peaches & Cream pudding.

Ma picked me up these CWA (Country Women's Association) recipe books from a garage sale recently. They are fantastic! SJ & I had a good chuckle at the opening paragraph of Fingers and Forks, a delightful little book on outdoor entertaining, which sets out the expectations of the dinner party hostess. Timeless!

I picked the last of the beets from the veggie patch last weekend and using the CWA's Ways with Fruits and Vegetables, set about making some beetroot chutney. It was a terribly messy process (as things involving beetroot inevitably are), but surprisingly easy and incredibly tasty.

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  1. Sorcha, my sweet, what do you include in your fruit loaf? It's looks lovely and spiced.

    1. I use my sunbeam bread maker to make this loaf; it's not as big baking it this way but it is far less time consuming and messy! ;)

      The recipe I use calls for brown sugar, ground nutmeg and ground cloves, which I am quite generous with when adding. I also add extra mixed dried fruit, because I love my fruit loaf fruity. :)


    2. Thank you! I'll give it a try. Mr A is a huge fan of fruit loaf, and I love a bit toasted in the afternoon with tea.


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