Thursday, 31 May 2012

Peach Plum Cake

Peach Plum Cake

4 oz butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
700g plums and peaches, pitted and sliced into small chunks

For the topping
3 oz butter
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream the butter, add the sugar, vanilla, egg, vanilla, sour cream and salt.
In a small bowl, mix the flour and baking powder and add that into the cream mixture.
Grease the base of a baking pan and spread the dough over the pan.
Liberally spread chopped plums and peaches over the dough.
To make the topping, cream the butter, add flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle over the plums and bake for 30-45 minutes in the middle rack at 180C.
Serve with lashings of vanilla custard and/or ice cream

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Another Farewell

A typical scenario...

as the school year comes to an end, many families will be leaving, following various assignments around the world.

Today's lunch was to bid farewell to moms with kids from the same grade as Elsa.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Double Farewell Do

Can't remember how many farewell parties I've attended...

Whilst I do enjoy organising and/or attending them, I find farewells  pretty awkward especially when it's me who's bidding goodbye.
But, what's amazing about living this lifestyle is that our goodbyes are not necessarily forever, we're bound meet-up one of these days. So here's hoping!

Anyways, for now we're bidding a fond farewell to our friends Christine J and Christine C....
Happy trails to you, until we meet again