Monday, March 02, 2009

Pesto & plums







My dear daughter (DD) has been very interested in cooking lately. She especially enjoys improvising a 'salad of the imagination'!


Tonight we made pesto pasta together. For salads, DD chose a simple bowl of chopped fresh vegies and a side of mashed avocado, tomatoes, lemon juice and yogurt.




Dessert was my department. I made a cake using old-fashioned tart plums from our neighbour's tree. The recipe was adapted from Donna Hay's Off the Shelf, one of my favourite cookbooks. Beat 125 g butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and creamy. Add 2 eggs and beat well, then stir in 1-1/2 cups self-raising flour. Spoon into an oiled and baking-paper-lined 24 cm round cake tin. Top with halved plums. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 160 °C (or 1 hour for a 22 cm cake tin).

4 comments:

Libby O said...

Scrrrrumptious, dear Becky! I so love (and miss) a good tart Aussie plum...
The Hausfrau xx

Greg said...

We're glad you're back in the blogging mode.....we look forward to keeping tabs on your adventures in the kitchen!!

Brian said...

Makes me wish I could just show up at your house on a Sunday afternoon for dinner. Pesto and Plums, very festive.

Rhonda said...

I am glad to see DD has an interest in cooking. She will learn from the best!!