Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup white sugar 1 cup of yoghurt 1/2 cup of neutral oil 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups of SR flour zest of half a lemon 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 punnet bluberries Icing 1.5 cups of icing sugar (sifted) 1/4 cup of lemon juice Method Set oven to 160 fan, grease…

Sri Lankan Mango Curry

When I was a kid, I considered my mother making a mango curry to be a real tragedy. Mangoes, especially green mangoes, were best served peeled; with generous amounts of chilli and salt. Cooking them was akin to blasphemy! Many a time my mother would throw her hands up in exasperation , as the bowl…

Nashville Hot Wings

This recipe is my own version of the recipe for the official Belle’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. I’ve turned it into a wing recipe as we’re more fried chicken people, if it comes down to it. Ingredients Chicken Wings (7-8) Oil for deep-frying Seasoned flour: 1.5 cups plain flour 2 tbsp of the spicy seasoning Masala…

Spicy Mackerel Curry

Tinned mackerel is confusingly called ‘salmon’ in Sri Lanka. So this dish, in Sinhalese, is salmon hodi, or salmon in gravy. Now that I think on it, all tinned fish in Sri Lanka is called salmon. Why or why? Anyway, this is a recipe for a spicy curry of tinned mackeral. I prefer to buy…

White Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

These are a new version of my tried and tested brownie recipe. This recipe yields a decent quantity so plan to freeze or share with friends and family. Otherwise, halve the quantity to feed a more reasonable amount of people. However, no judgement here if you decide to eat one tray on your own, they’re…

Borani Banjan (Afghani Eggplant)

We were in Adelaide this time last year. It was a food centred trip, as most of our holidays are, and we trekked across the city to find some quirky and unusual haunts. Parwana Afghan Kitchen was lauded as authentic and delicious, two words we couldn’t really look past. Despite missing the turn and having to…

Mojo Picon Sauce

Years ago, the farmers market at Fox Studios Sydney, used to have an awesome food stall that Mr Firehouse and I used to frequent. Called Mojo Picon, they sold a few delicious Spanish inspired dishes. First, a chorizo sausage, in a French bread roll, with lettuce and plenty of Mojo Picon sauce. You could also…

Lime and Coconut Cake (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

It’s been a long time between posts, my apologies. Turns out it takes more than cardigans, spectacles and a killer “shhhh” to become a librarian. You have to study, and ironically, there were very few books involved. I’ve finally emerged from the assignment and online study scrap heap with some of my sanity intact and…

Quick Lamb Biriyani

One of the great rites of passage as a new mum is the first day you get to venture out alone without kids. My cousin’s little boy is just on 10 months and at about 6 months we decided a day out without baby was in order. The real dilemma was of course, where should…

Black Pork Belly

I got the idea for this recipe while still in the states.I was perusing my favourite blogs, and Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella, posted a review for a new restaurant in Sydney that was serving Sri Lankan food. One of the dishes she tried while she was at the restaurant was a Black Pork Belly…