This versatile Mudcake is Chef Anita‘s secret weapon and is the perfect go-to recipe when you need something sweet which is a little bit on the fancy side.
The Mississippi Mudcake with Coffee and Whisky is made from ingredients that you would have in the pantry. Serve as an afternoon tea cake or transform it into a luxurious dessert or bite size squares suitable for a cocktail party.
No whisky – no problem, just substitute with Rum, Kahlua, Tia Maria or other liqueur you have on hand.
We hope you enjoy this delicious and very special mudcake.
Debra & Anita
Mississippi Mudcake with Coffee and Whisky
A deliciously simple Mudcake suitable for afternoon tea, dessert or a cocktail dessert.
I had the opportunity to have a coffee and a chat with the inspirational Priya Cooper OAM. Priya is one of Australia’s most celebrated swimmers. She has won a total of 9 Gold Medals at three Paralympic Games and now runs her own inspirational speaking business with Rod, her husband. Armed with my list of many questions I enjoyed a coffee and a chat with this wonderful woman.
Priya is very humble about her achievements and her contribution to Australian sport. She brings a wealth of experience and an articulate voice to sport for people with disabilities. Her achievements include 1999 Young Australian of the Year, competing in Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996 and then in Sydney in 2000, an Order of Australia Medal. Plus, she is the only person I know who has met the Queen! Continue reading “Coffee and a Chat with Priya Cooper – The Mindset of a Champion”
Chef Anita has created a wholesome, winter warmer with Lamb. The spices and orange make this a deliciously fragrant dish.
Being a one pot dish makes this a convenient menu addition and the fragrance while it is cooking has everyone’s mouth watering in anticipation.
Anita serves this dish with Cous Cous but it would be equally popular served with rice.
Instructions for Spicy Moroccan Lamb are for stovetop cooking but it can also be cooked in a slow cooker.
Chef Anita believes in simple, wholesome dishes which can be cooked from ingredients found in every kitchen. Her mission is to bring everyone back to the table. You can read more about Chef Anita here.
Spicy Moroccan Lamb
A delicious one pot dish packed with flavour and the sweet tang of orange.
Chef Anita found the recipe for Helena’s Apple Cake in a magazine about 30 years ago. She realised what an amazingly versatile and convenient cake it was and has been baking it ever since.
Helena’s Apple Cake is a one bowl method cake, so it’s uncomplicated and quick and it only takes about 30 minutes to bake so it’s perfect for surprise visitors or emergency “bring something along” situations.
This lovely Apple Cake is the Chameleon of cakes because it can be adapted using lots of different toppings depending what you have available. Chef Anita has used the following toppings with great success:
Pear and Almond
Nectarine and Raspberries
Canned Peaches and Cardamom
Walnuts, flaked Almonds or Pecans
Baking the cake in a 30cm cake tin gives you a lovely proportion of apple (or alternative fruit) per slice and the cake only takes about 30 minutes to cook.
It’s delicious served warm with cream, custard or ice cream and can be kept in an airtight container for a couple of days.
The base cake mix is also a perfect alternative for making Lamingtons as it is firmer than sponge cake and much easier to handle when coating with chocolate icing and dipping in Coconut.
Helena’s Apple Cake is a recipe to simplify your life!!
Anita has devised a hearty soup which will suit just about everybody. Based on an old German Recipe, this soup contains basic ingredients that are always on hand. You don’t require a blender to make this soup and it only takes about 30 minutes to get it onto the table!
If you have extra people arrive for dinner, no problem, just increase the quantity of each ingredient (alter the number of serves in the recipe box below).
You can adjust the flavour by simply adding more stock powder and some pepper. It can be left simmering on the stove to develop a thicker texture or you can just reheat this soup when required.
Anita likes to serve the soup with some crusty bread or you can serve it with toast, cheesies or hot rolls and parmesan cheese.