A Helping Hand


NOT a sewing post: Ha ha.

I love love love this Handmade Help recipe book - Homemade
All donations go to the Salvation Army who are supporting the victims of the Victorian Bushfires.
I bought the pdf version here for a tiny $8 from Handmade Help. A small price to pay to help out those in need.
It's packed with lovely family favourites and is separated into soups, mains, cakes, and desserts.
I've already made the chocolate banana cake last night, omitting the cocoa, and it came out lovely and moist.

Here's another one of my favourite recipes straight from the Exclusively Food web site.

* Creamy Potato Bake *

300ml (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) cream
166mls (2/3 cup) milk
1 medium garlic glove, crushed
1kg potatoes (6 medium desiree potatoes)
3/4 tsp salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
100gm (1 cup) firmly packed grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 200degrees celsius (180 degrees fan -forced)
Stir cream, milk and garlic together in a bowl
Peel potatoes and cut into 3-4mm slices (I used my V-slicer)
Layer the potato slices, seasoning with salt and pepper in between in a 2.6litre capacity baking dish.
Pour cream mixture over the potato and tightly cover with baking paper and aluminium foil.
Bake for about 1-1.5hours or until potato is tender.
Remove the foil and paper and increase the temperature to 220degrees.
Sprinkle grated cheese over the top and bake for another 15mins until cheese is golden.
Allow to stand for 20minutes (if you can handle it!) so it soaks up the little bit of runny juice that is left on the bottom.

Enjoy!! I know we did. I could have eaten half the baking tray myself! You can try adding some onion or other variations such as bacon, sweet potato... etc.

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