Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cooking and sewing

which do you like best? For me its sewing everytime. I get the urge to cook at times and I like to make lunch box treats for the boys. This morning I worked on a block for "Remember when" quilt by Libby Richardson, this is sample for the shop, when I finish I'll show a photo. I also made a start on a table runner that I have had in the planning for ages. Today I sewed many 4 patches and half square triangles. This is what I have made so far. 4 rows together and I love it already. The fabric is Collections for a cause, of course its a beautiful reproduction range, my favourite kind.

In between sewing my blocks I made these 2 cakes, don't they look yummy.

I also made this Lemon and passion fruit slice, the boys got into it before I was ready to take photo. Its so easy to make I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Lemon and passion fruit slice.
1 cup of Self raising flour
1 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup castor sugar
125 grqams of melted butter
395 gram tin of condensed milk
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of passionfruit pulp (I bought a tin)
Preheat oven 180 degrees C
Mix dry ingredients and make a well in the middle, make a well in the middle and pour in melted butter. Mix well. Press firmly into the bottom of a tin lined with baking paper.
Cook for 12 minutes or until golden.
Combine topping ingredients and pour over base and bake a further 8-10 minutes. Until the top is set.
Allow to cool and chill over night.
Lift slice from tray and peel away paper, cut into pieces and drizzle with extra passionfruit.


Cubby House Crafts said...

Yum! Will have to try that one in the holidays!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The blocks look great! And it is sewing every time. But, once in a while I do like to cook, especially now that I am retired and have more time. However, I could spend all day sewing and not get tired of it!

Renee said...

it's a tough one for me to decide between cooking and sewing! I seem to stuff up less with my sewing though! Your slice looks lovely - I have book marked this page to try it sometime soon :)

a good yarn said...

I like both of course! I have a glut of lemons right now and I adore passionfruti so I fancy making your slice. The cakes look nice, would you share the recipe for those too please? I think I have a layer cake of that fabric range. It looks marvellous made up like that. Ann :-)

Pauline said...

ah yummy...could use some of those for my morning tea on gas oven just wont cook like i want it too..soooo boughten bikkies for my lot..there will be lots of goodies from the other girls at least.... nice fabrics Leanne..

Anonymous said...

最美好的東西是看不到、摸不到的,但可以用心感覺。 ..................................................

teresa said...

Hi Leanne, I think there is supposed to be condensed milk in there somewhere.....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there Leanne...I love your and sewing which do you like best...I'm often faced with that!!! Love your slice and will try it...but I will use gluten free flour and see how it goes...Dzintra♥x

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