Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Home Made by Me

I picked this topic as I know so many of you ladies are so very talented and I thought it would be a cool way of show casing the beautiful things that are crafted with our hands and our imaginations. I personally believe I am only good at 2 things…. Photography and Cooking, so combining these 2 things is quiet enjoyable for me. I am currently in the process of putting together a family recipe book. This book is a works in progress and every time I cook a family recipe I take photos and add it to the book. When completed I will print a number of copies for this book, some to be stored away for my children and my niece so our traditions can be carried on to the next generation. I thought I’d share 2 very simple recipes even for the non cook which are great for entertaining.



2 sheets of ready made Puff Pastry
100 - 200 grams of Shredded Ham
Cream Cheese Spread
Pizza Sauce
100 -200 grams grated tasty Cheese
1 egg (beaten)


1. Spread thawed pastry with cream cheese mixture.
2. Lightly cover with pizza sauce.
3. Sprinkle shredded ham and grated cheese over top.
4. Roll the sheet of pastry up
5. Cut roll of pastry at half inch intervals
6. Place on baking tray
7. Glaze with beaten egg mixture. Bake for 10 minutes in hot oven 200 Celsius (400F) until golden in colour.



Short Crust Pastry
½ cup milk
½ cup cream
4 eggs
tablespoon flour
sprinkle nutmeg
And any combination of:
Ham or Bacon
Sautéed onion


1. Grease pie, lasagna dish or muffin pan for mini quiches
2. Line pan with short crust pastry
3. Beat eggs milk and cream together
4. Add flour and nutmeg
5. Sprinkle bottom of pan with cheese and desired toppings
6. Pour over egg mixture
7. Bake in moderate over 180 Celsius (350F) until golden on top (about 20 minutes)


  1. Liss..i am so happy to have both of these recepies and look forward to your cookbook...what a wonderful theme for this week!

  2. Such yummy concoctions and so deliciously displayed! I say your talents are magnificent :)

  3. i like this theme, liss. only wish i was home this week to share here some of the things i have crafted. oh well... i'll have to do with what i can come up with here.

    i am also working on a family cookbook - at the moment its handwritten in a journal. i have to start on taking pictures i guess.

    your pictures are very tempting.

  4. thank you for the recipes...they look so delicious!

  5. Liss, they really look good, I am off to make breakfast now! lol

  6. What a great theme for Thanksgiving week, Love your photos and recipes.. I will have to keep my camera ready while all the cooking is going on this week as I love photos of food.

  7. my first ever post and comment here. delighted and humbled at the same time. i am especially interested in the second recipe, just hoping i get all the stuff required. droolicious! cheers!

  8. Liss, delicious and just in time for Christmas. Thanks for the theme and your photos are once again great.

  9. OOOh yum. I could reach it and grab one of those- if only!

  10. mouth waters as I type! I love your photo too - looks like it belongs in Martha Stewart's magazine.
    Great theme, too!

  11. oh these are definitely a must try! and soon!!!

  12. Great topic!...and those mini quiches look like they are to die for!...Wonderful photo...


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