damper 2

He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers loves damper for Afternoon Tea.

3 Cups Self Raising flour

pinch of salt

80 gm butter, cubed

3/4 Cup water

Rub the butter into the flour and salt, then mix in the water using a knife.

Knead quickly and gently, then shape the dough into a ball shape. Cut the top into 8 wedges.

Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for thirty minutes. When the damper is cooked it will sound hollow when the bottom is tapped.

Serve hot with butter and jam.



Limoncello recipe


I needed Limoncello for a couple of recipes I was busting to try, but as a non drinker, the price blew me away. How can people afford to drink?
Anyway, I came across this recipe which works out to be a fraction of the cost of a bottle from my local liquor store, so thought I’d give it a try. It tastes just like the bought stuff and you can adjust the sweetness to your own taste by adding more sugar.

350 ml vodka (use a cheap brand)
4 lemon rinds
1/2 C white sugar
3/4 C water

Peel the lemons (try not to get any of the pith) and place the rinds in a metal or glass bowl. Pour the vodka over the top and cover with plastic cling wrap. Set aside for one week.

One week later:
Boil the water and add the sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Once the sugar syrup has cooled, strain the vodka mix into a jug and stir in the sugar syrup. Mix well and pour into a bottle with a screw cap lid.