Sweet Snacks

banana jam

banana jam

Bananas are a staple in our weekly fruit bag. This week I’ve allowed them to fully ripen in anticipation of making banana jam. Normally bananas or jams are not something I get excited about but I have been thinking about this recipe for several weeks.

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two-layer pumpkin pudding

pumpkin layer pudding

This is the second week running I find a wedge of pumpkin in our vegetable box. I am a little surprised to find pumpkin in late Spring which takes me on a search of seasonal vegetables in Australia.

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quick dessert, roselle bud granita

roselle bud granita

An old friend from London came over for dinner at the weekend. I had cooked my weekly batch of chicken curry and with Sydney warming up for the summer, I was inspired to make Shwedaung salad: coconut chicken curry, noodles, shredded white cabbage, raw shallots and fresh coriander. It was a perfect supper teamed with a good bottle of red.

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durian cake recipe

durian cake

While we were in Penang, we ate some durian cake. They were light yet buttery and packed with a durian punch. With an abundance of durian at the moment it seems like the ideal time to have a go at making a durian cake. I am using the classic equal butter to sugar to flour recipe. Creaming the butter and sugar is without effort here in Malaysia, where the temperature is a constant 30C.

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