Alison Holst’s Lemon Square

Keep Calm & Cake

——————-UPDATED, ORIGINAL POST BELOW——————-

Welcome!

I decided that since this was the most popular recipe on my blog, it was probably time it got updated with some slightly nicer photos! I’m really not that into food photography (who has time for that?! I want to taste my food, not look at it!). I know this post is only getting so many hits because I’m kind of piggy backing off Dame Alison Holst’s reputation, but I honestly mean this as a respectful tribute to her. So, thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you find this recipe helpful. It really is delicious!

wp-1468822448591.jpg This slice consists of a shortbread base with a sticky lemon topping. Very tasty.

I wrote this post when I had found out that Dame Alison Holst, the great Kiwi cook, had dementia and was no longer cooking. I grew up learning to cook and bake from her recipe…

View original post 826 more words

Advertisements

Chocolate Lamingtons

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Mine has been lovely, catching up with lots of friends and attending our second wedding of the summer. Love is in the air!

This week I’ve had a real hankering for lamingtons, so I decided to make some with the help of my new recipe book, Treats From Little and Friday, kindly donated to me by my supervisor (her favourite recipe bookmarked, look out for Chocolate Brioche, coming soon!). Continue reading “Chocolate Lamingtons”

Easy Custard Squares

Hi all!

How’s everyone doing? I’m enjoying being back on the blog and loving the sudden introduction to spring we’ve gotten lately! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, we’ve put our clocks forward so we’re getting sunny evenings, and the supermarket shelves are starting to fill up with my favourite summer produce at reasonable prices! Yay for asparagus, capsicums and avocados! It has really lifted my spirits which have been suffering a severe bout of PhD blues. Continue reading “Easy Custard Squares”

Anzac biscuits with a hint of orange

Today is Anzac day, the day when New Zealand and Australia commemorate all those who have fought and died in war and also honours returned servicemen. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign where the Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) troops were pretty much sent to the slaughter. The campaign was a flop and many troops were lost. While the number of Anzac troops that died at Gallipoli was actually quite small compared to those lost in other battles, the event has become a really significant part of our national identity. This morning Dan and I went to one of the dawn services. It was really special to be surrounded by thousands (yes, it was absolutely packed!) of others as the sun rose, remembering and honouring those who sacrificed so much so that we could enjoy the freedom we have today. Continue reading “Anzac biscuits with a hint of orange”

Alison Holst’s Lemon Square

——————-UPDATED, ORIGINAL POST BELOW——————-

Welcome!

I decided that since this was the most popular recipe on my blog, it was probably time it got updated with some slightly nicer photos! I’m really not that into food photography (who has time for that?! I want to taste my food, not look at it!). I know this post is only getting so many hits because I’m kind of piggy backing off Dame Alison Holst’s reputation, but I honestly mean this as a respectful tribute to her. So, thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you find this recipe helpful. It really is delicious! Continue reading “Alison Holst’s Lemon Square”