We served this simple cake to our Cake O"Clock ladies and the feedback was all positive so I thought I would share the recipe.


1 cup boiling water

1 cup dried apricots, chopped

200gm butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla


approximately 2 cups icing sugar

grated rind and juice of 1 orange

25gm butter, softened                                


  1. Pour the boiling water over the apricots, then microwave 5-7 minutes on high. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 21-22cm cake tin with baking spray and line the base...

This gorgeous cake is a recent additon to

my sewing groups recipe book. Try it, you'll

love it!


175gm ground almonds

175gm butter, softened

175gm golden caster sugar

175gm self-raising flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk

450gm strawberries, hulled and sliced

icing sugar, for dusting

whipped double cream mixed with

Greek yoghurt, to serve                                 


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degress, fan forced. Butter and line the base of a 23cm springform cake tin. In a food processor, mix the ground almonds, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, egg and egg yolk until evenly mixed. 

  2. T...

My sewing group has requested this yummy

and spicy cake on more than one occasion.


2 cups self-raising flour

1 1/2 tsps ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup caster sugar

2/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup golden syrup

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

400gm can pie apple slices

vanilla custard, to serve

Macadamia Streusel

1/2 cup plain flour

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 cup chopped unsalted macadamias

60gm unsalted butter, melted


  1. Invert base of a 24cm springform pan. Grease and line base and side with baking paper.

  2. Sift flour, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.

  3. Whisk buttermilk, syrup, oil and eggs in a medium bowl. Add to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Do not over-mix...


Its finally here, our first ever post on our first ever website….. Although it's still under construction our web shop is open for business!  Our “Notions” and “Paper Piecing” are ready for purchase and the fabric is getting ready for its debut.  Our bright and vibrant fabrics are taking a little longer to get ready than we thought but as is typical of a woman; its not how long she takes its how she looks that’s important! 


Our land based shop is also on its way [we hope], we are waiting for our local council to give us their seal of approval for a retail outlet – so WATCH THIS SPACE.


We have lots of exciting plans for the shop when we do finally open, but we can only let you...

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