With the party season now in full swing, catching up with friends for drinks is on everyones calendar. I have pulled together a selection of my favourite drinks images from my Delicious Drinks Pinterest Board to get you in the mood.
I am working on my very own delicious drink recipe to show you next week but in the meantime enjoy this lovely selection. Would love to know if you have a favourite Christmas Drink you always serve?
To see what else is inspiring me visit my Pinterest boards here.
Our November instalment of Gluten Free Baking is here today. Gillian has a delicious Apple & Lemon Cakey Pie to show us and if it tastes as good as it looks then we are in for a treat.
Apple and Lemon Cakey Pie
finely grated zest of 2 lemons
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, & finely sliced ( I use a mandolin )
120g ground almonds
100g butter, melted
200g castor sugar
100g brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
35g gluten free plain flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
Preheat oven to 160 Fan Forced
Grease a 10 inch pie dish with butter and dust with gf flour.
Beat the vanilla sugar and the eggs together until thick and light. Slowly add the milk and melted butter. fold the ground almonds into the gf flour, then stir into the batter along with the baking powder. Add the baking powder, lemon zest, and about ¾ of the apples.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange the remaining apple over the top and then sprinkle with 1 Tbs. brown sugar. Bake in preheated oven for ~1 . This dessert “sets” as it cools, but is just as scrumptious straight from the oven.
A 10inch spring form tin can be used in place of a pie dish. I leave one apple whole and slice it thin for the top layer.
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Gillian Brown is the owner of Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design in Brisbane, Australia. Gillian has spent many years working hard developing allergen aware baked goods after she was diagnosed with celiac disease and her daughter was diagnosed with anaphylaxis to peanuts. Please visit Gillian’s facebook page to learn more about her wonderful business.
Sweet Style has been popping up all over the place in the latest editions of some great Australian Magazines.
Here is were you can see our products lately.
The always gorgeous Australian Home Beautiful Magazine!
The Marina Glass Cake stand is seen on page 70 and at $25 this is a bargain
This really sweet star tag can also be seen on page 74The most recent edition of Modern Wedding DIY features this very pretty cake on top of our Milk Glass Cake Stand You can also see the simplicity glass drinks dispenser in Tickle the Imagination MagazineAnd Australian House and Garden features a large selection of our stands and domes in this very pretty display.
A break with tradition for this weeks Monday Favourite so I can show you my favourite picks from the Sweet Style store that you need in your Christmas Stocking this year! My Monday blog post is always dedicated to all things cake related so if you are a cake decorator or anyone who loves to display their cake beautifully then this selection is for you.
All items shown are currently available in the online store for immediate delivery so that there is no last minute Christmas rush!
With Summer knocking on our door here in Australia you can imagine how excited I was when Harry’s Ice Cream approached me to test some of their new products and photograph them in all their deliciousness so I could host a giveaway here on the blog.
Of course much taste testing ensued at our house to see which flavour was the favourite and with three flavours to chose from everyone was in ice cream heaven!
Harry’s three flavours are Sticky Date Pudding, Raspberry Cheesecake and Pasisonfruit Pavlova! So which flavour was the favourite in our house – well it was split – Mr A, Sofia and Indi loved the Sticky Date Pudding, Sienna was all for the Rasperry Cheesecake and I was in heaven eating the Pavlova flavour- it even had meringue pieces throughout it!
All are available in bright retro packaging at Woolies and IGA stores across Australia – definitely worth a try this summer!
Raspberry Cheesecake Flavour
Passionfruit Pavlova Flavour
Sticky Date Pudding Flavour
So now Harry’s would like to giveaway some of their ice cream plus a great prize pack to go along with it.
The pack includes:-
2 x Maxwell and Williams ice cream sundae glasses
An ice cream scoop and retro fridge magnet
$20 worth of delicious Harry’s Ice Cream in your choice of flavours
To go in the draw all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which flavour sounds the best to you.
Entry is only open to Australian residents and we will draw a winner next Friday 22nd November and announced here on the blog next week!
Happy weekend everyone!
Images: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
Visit Harry’s Ice Cream on Facebook here