Raspberry Jam Drops – an old fashioned favourite

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Raspberry Jam drops are synonymous with school fetes and community fund raising. They are a staple at any country bake stall and always one of my personal favourites biscuits. For those after a traditional, easy biscuit, this recipe is for you. Only slightly adapted – mainly for convenience – from a recipe found in The┬áCoronation […] Read more…

Blog Spring Clean

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Hang on, what’s going on here? Well, Ice-cream & Jelly has undergone a spring clean and transformation. 2013 has been a looong year, a year which I am ready to see the end of quite frankly. Just like a new summer dress or a fresh haircut, Ice-cream & Jelly was ready for a new look. […] Read more…

Dreamy Pistachio Cake

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Light as air, and best eaten immediately {surely the best type of cake}, a dreamy pistachio cake is the cure to many ills. Each layer is topped with raspberry jam and marshmallow-y pillows of icing, perfect for a Sunday Birthday cake. Sunday was one of my Mother-in-Law’s Birthday and some of the family were coming […] Read more…

Sponge Cake Challenge

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A few posts back I set the challenge of perfecting the art of baking a soft and airy sponge. For years I have generally given the dear old sponge a wide berth, after many a failed attempts which looked more like an egg pancake than anything resembling a sponge. ┬áBut after my Granny reminded me […] Read more…

WAAAF Apple Tea Cake

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When I was home Aunty Jean gave me a couple of recipe books, including a book published by the Ex-Women’s Auxiliary Australian Airforce (WAAAF) – Newcastle, which was given to her by an old family friend. I am not sure what is going on in this illustration…is this guy cold, scared or jumping with anticipation?? […] Read more…

Queen’s Birthday Travels – Country Australia

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Over the long weekend we made the long pilgrimage home for the first time since October last year…and boy was it nice to get out of the city! Having grown up with so much space, escaping the rat race recharges the batteries. The city envelops a person…the concrete, the height, the noise. Standing on Adelaide […] Read more…

Pantry Peach Crumble

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Life is often about the simple things. Those little gems of joy which just make you happy. This week has been stressful, and yes I am fully aware it is only Tuesday! So a bit of joy is what we needed in this house. Yesterday I had a “suspicious” looking mole removed from the back […] Read more…

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