Cinnamon Teacake Recipe

A light and fluffy teacake recipe from an old (circa early 1980’s) ‘Best Ever’ Women’s Weekly cookbook. It’s quick and easy to whip up and most people would have these things in their fridge/pantry ready to go. Perfect for morning or afternoon tea and visitors that ‘call in’ which I’m sure happened much more back then than it does now. Shout out to my Mum who often delights us with this when we visit. You will need:

  • 60g butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 15g butter, extra at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon castor sugar, extra
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

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Salmon, Orange and Chickpea Salad Recipe – Quick and Healthy

I’ve made this many times both as a main and a side. It’s from an old Jill Dupleix cookbook ‘Lighten Up‘ which houses many excellent and simple recipes. A few deviations I’ve often made to the recipe below: (1) substituting salmon for pan fried haloumi or poached chicken; (2) adding shaved fennel; and (3) using baby spinach instead of rocket or a mixture of both. You can play around with the citrus quantity as well. I prefer it quite zesty. It serves 4 and you will need:

  • 600g salmon fillet, skin on
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon┬ázest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 400g canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • Handful of rocket leaves
  • 3 tablespoons small black olives
  • 1 tablespoon salted capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves

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