Chila Cake (Bolo de Chila)

Chila cake
This is another recipe from our lovely friend Anja ( www.reisenundspeisen.com ) and she made it for her wonderful hubby, Micha, for his 60th birthday. Chila (or Gila) is Portuguese for fig-leaf gourd/pumpkin and gets used a lot in Portuguese desserts and jams.

Philadelphia Tart

Philadelphia Tart
This deevine cake, recipe and photo are all from my mate Anouschka. She is an awesome baker and I unashamedly am posting her recipe and photo here today.

Passion for Pancakes

Lena’s deevine pancakes
Passion is definitely the theme for January so I decided to share another passion, this time one of The Husband’s Passions. Joerg loves pancakes (me too!) and Lena’s pancakes are positively fabulous. I make a mean Apple Pancake (Lynn my American mate can vouch for this), but these are deevine too.

Pizza dough recipe

This is not quite a traditional pizza dough recipe as we add cooked potatoes to the dough, but I promise you, once you’ve tried it, you won’t want it any other way!

Olhão

(Recipe for Churros at the end of the post)
Fishing boat in Olhao harbour
Olhão is another beautiful market town on our Portuguese adventure route. It has stunning market buildings and a great market. The inside market is open every day, but the outside market is only there on Saturdays. Both are well worth visiting.

Fig Almond Carob Cake / Tart

Fig Almond Tart
This is the photograph of a tart we had in Monte Gordo, but the recipe for a different version of the cake. What can I say, no matter how much I beat him, he wouldn't give me the recipe! The Husband said I should have just talked as much as I usually do and he would have given it to me just to get rid of me. Husbands, I tell you.

Lemon Teacake / Bread

Lemon Tea Cake
You met my friend Carola previously in the Beef Stew post and she returns today with yet another great recipe, this time for an English cake. This is so soft and juicy and keeps so well, you just have to love it.

Nut Corner Cookies

(Recipe at the end of the post)

Teacher: Do you say prayers before you eat?
Student: No, I don’t have to – my Mom’s a good cook.
(I don’t know who it’s from, but I love it!)
Nut Corners

Black and White Biscuits

Black and White Biscuits
It's Christmas again (or almost) and I just know you want some more Christmas biscuit recipes, don't ya. I think these look so stunning and they even taste good. Well, you know, sometimes good things get sacrificed for beauty...but not today! So without further ado, here's the recipe.

Quiche Lorraine a la Pierre’s Mom

Pierre cycling
Pierre was one of the lovely French students that stayed with us this summer (he gets a mention the curry extravaganza post too) – that’s him in the photo, cycling the hills around our farm. We met his equally lovely Mother and sisters and they very kindly gave me their secret family recipe for Quiche Lorraine with a twist. Unlike the original, this one contains mushrooms and is also no longer a secret! I have promised my ultra special pizza dough recipe in exchange, so watch this space Pierre as it will soon be posted…