first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a
long time ago now!
then the internet was a very different place with much
more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was
a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For
those of us interested in food and cooking it was a
great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people
living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother
with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional
chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who
was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share
recipes so others could enjoy them.
lot of the details of who contributed what have either
become blurred or disappeared over the years but the
recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right
or for the inspiration they might give.
dl (1 1/2 cup) all-purpose white flour
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
150 g (good 5 oz) butter or margarine
1 egg yolk
1 dl (1/2 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice
6 egg yolks
1 1/2 dl (3/4 cup) sugar
1 tbs sugar
fresh or frozen raspberries or strawberries
fresh lemon balm leaves
the dry ingredients for the crust in a food processor
or on the table.
divide the fat in the mixture and add the egg yolk.
Quickly work to asmooth dough and press it out in
a shallow pie dish, diameter approx 25 cm / 10",
so that the bottom and edges are properly covered.
and leave the dish in a cold place while the filling
the oranges and slice them or cut out skin-free wedges
on a plate.
the juice for the filling.
egg yolks, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan.
while beating until it thickens.
the pie crust on a rack in the lower part of the oven
at 225°C / 425°F for 12 - 15 minutes.
the crust cool slightly and spread out the creme filling
on the sliced or wedged fruit and sprinkle with some
Bake for another 6 - 8 minutes or until the surface
the pie cool, decorate with strawberries or raspberries
and serve with lightly whipped cream.
pie keeps very well in a cool place for 1 - 2 hours.
It should not be frozen.
1 cake (8 pieces)
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