Simple Plum Cake

Ingredients: 150g caster sugar 115g butter, at room temperature 140g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 pinch salt 12 plums, pitted and halved 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste 1-2 tablespoons caster sugar, for sprinkling Method: Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy with electric mixer. Mix flour and baking powder and sift into … Continue reading Simple Plum Cake

Late Summer Plum Brandy

Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 1.5 litres plum brandy Ingredients: 4 pounds ripe plums 2 cups sugar 1 750-ml bottle brandy Instructions: Sterilise equipment. Roughly chop plums and put in bucket. Add sugar, covering plums. Stir so that sugar is completely moistened. Close bucket, properly affixing airlock. Let mixture sit in pantry for 3-4 weeks, stirring every other day. After 3-4 … Continue reading Late Summer Plum Brandy

Raspberry & Lavender Gin Fizz

The crispness of the gin is paired perfectly with the floral notes of the lavender and sweetness and tartness of the raspberries. Ingredients: 4 raspberries Pinch of dried lavender buds 50ml gin 2 spoons honey 20ml fresh lemon 20ml fresh orange Dash egg white Dash soda   Method: Using a cocktail shaker, start by adding the honey into the bottom. Next, add the gin and … Continue reading Raspberry & Lavender Gin Fizz

Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding

Ingredients: 100ml water at room temperature 200ml coconut milk 200ml fresh milk 2 tbsp gelatine 80g sugar Instructions: Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine onto the water, allow the gelatine to sit and bloom Put the remaining ingredients (fresh milk, sugar and coconut milk) into a saucepan. Heat it up using a medium heat, stirring all the time. As … Continue reading Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding