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Bake it baby!

July 31, 2018

Welcome dear reader!

I do love baking – mainly because I love eating food of a particular texture and flavour, and as I’ve pointed out before my schtick is country cookery.

Lots of texture is my preference and double flavour isn’t far behind – plus I like to know what I’m eating rather then choosing food that is processed …


Mumma’s tuna and vegetable tart … lightly sautΓ©ed onions, carrots, broccoli, capsicum and sun dried tomatoes with lots of seasoning of salt, pepper, fresh chilli and garlic folded through with eggs and cheese and drained canned tuna and poured into a shortcrust pastry base and cooked for about 45minutes.

Result: complete deliciousness!

Then there’s:

Donnie’s curry pie … an oldie, but a goodie!

Browned minced beef and onion, with carrot and a generous amount of curry powder with chicken stock and thickener, for a smooth gravy in a shortcrust pie base and with a puff pastry lid.

This recipe is quite the favourite with the family on a cold winter’s night.

Result: tantalised tastebuds!

But let’s not forget:

Bicky basics … an all year round treat the kids can expect to get when they come for a visit.

Wholemeal gingery gingerbread made from the right measure of flour, raw sugar, butter, and more butter and so much gingeriness AND

Wholemeal peanut butter cookies with so much peanut butteriness and melt in the mouth deliciousness as you can only get from generous quantities of peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, raw sugar, vanilla, eggs, white chocolate and dark chocolate all combined to make a heavenly delight!

Result: so much yumminess, so little time …

And finally:

A little housewarming picnic prepared for my daughter and her wife when they moved into their first home together earlier this year … savoury muffins choc full of onion, bacon, sun dried tomato, garlic, mustard, chilli, butter, egg and wholemeal flour, spicy chicken wingys (not pictured), German gingerbread bundt cake with lemon icing and peanut butter cookies – this time with white choc buttons instead of dark … plus a little flower from my garden …

Result: a crazy moving day had some wholesome, fun tastiness at the end of moving furniture, boxes and books and fixing washing machine hoses, and made it all a little less crazy, for sure …

I’ve been cooking this sort of food for such a long time.

Keeping a well-stocked pantry is essential for me because I like to cook such deliciousness when I feel like it and don’t want to have to rush out to purchase ingredients, although the “quickee mart”across the road does get some traffic from us from time to time for the odd choc chip or carton of eggs!

My recipes are simple, tried and true, and we all seem to love enjoying them!

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web and please keep in touch with a like, a comment on this post, or by following me for more posts like these and other stuff too,

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ™

  • styleofbonnie
    July 31, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    My mouth is watering.

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 31, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Yes – home-baked goods are the best! Thank you for commenting πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ™

      • styleofbonnie
        July 31, 2018 at 11:33 pm

        I have new updated post. Welcome to my home for a visit

        • donnadoesdresses
          July 31, 2018 at 11:38 pm

          And you can visit mine also!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ™

  • crazyorangekittygirl
    October 24, 2018 at 4:35 am

    I love to bake! I haven’t mastered pies but I can bake cakes and biscuits from scratch.

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 29, 2018 at 12:53 am

      That’s great! All in good time and the baking from scratch is such a good and healthy skill!! Well done! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Nika
    January 26, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Yes! Then we can fit into more of our beautiful dresses… lol. But, looks soooo delicious!

    • donnadoesdresses
      January 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Hahaha! Exactly – it’s all part of the mindfulness stuff! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™


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