Meals  &  Deserts  Recipes



3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour

40g margarine

4 eggs

2 cups milk

1/2 cup bran

3/4 cup grated tasty cheese

1 teaspoon basil

salt & pepper to taste

1 diced or grated onion

filling - whatever is available - leftovers - to fill a cup


Combine the first 4 ingredients in a food processor or just beat like heck. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients. Cook in a slow to medium oven for approx. 1 hour (until you can see the custard set).


The dish is served with fresh garden salads. While the quiche is in the oven why not make the following desert good wholesome golden syrup pudding.



2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

3/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda

1 cup SR (self raising) flour


Melt butter and golden syrup in a saucepan or microwave. Just boil milk, add soda and then add butter and syrup mixture. Lastly, add SR flour. Pour mixture into a pudding basin, cover with lid. Place in a second larger pot to which water has been added. Steam for approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hours, keeping the water in the second pot topped up. If no pudding dish is available use an empty jam tin over which you can tie grease-proof paper for a lid.


Here's a little tip - but only for the newlyweds, after all the rest of us already know the tip. Learn to cook a half dozen easy dishes. Learn them until you can do them without a recipe. My mother had a recipe she called 'a big batch of little cakes' (perfect for ritual feasts), and any wet Sunday she would chant off the recipe to whichever one of us wanted to do some cooking.



125g butter

125g sugar

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cups SR flour

whatever flavouring was around the house, including substituting cordial for milk.


Beat the butter and sugar until creamy, add the eggs one at a time, then the flour and milk alternately. This makes one large cake or 13 cup-cakes. Bake in moderate oven until cooked. To test if cooked use a clean straw from the straw broom. Usually 1/2 - 3/4 hour for large cake or 20 minutes for small.