Icky Sticky Pudding
2 tsp bicarb-soda
1 tsp vanilla
400g self raising flour
4 eggs lightly beaten
500 ml water
120g diced butter
340g brown sugar
340g chopped dates
In a saucepan add chopped dates, bicarb and water then boil until dates are soft. While still warm add butter and brown sugar. Stir until melted and dissolved, leave to cool. Add lightly beaten eggs, sifted flour and vanilla, beat well. Grease and flour a 24cm tin, pour mixture into tin. Bake in a moderately slow oven 140* for 1 hour. Serve warm with Hot Toffee Sauce
Hot Toffee Sauce
200ml thickened cream
dash vanilla
400g brown sugar
250g chopped butter
Dissolve butter and sugar in a small saucepan, add cream and vanilla and gently bring to a simmer.
Note... this makes a huge cake I usually half the recipe but keep the sauce at the same measurements..

Choc Chip Cookies
500g chopped butter at room temp
1/4 cup caster sugar
400g tin condensed milk
5 cups self raising flour
3 packets choc chips... 1 white 1 milk 1 dark
Beat butter, sugar and condensed milk until light. Add the flour one cup at a time... add the 3 packets of choc chips... Set oven at 150*... place heaped spoon on a greased tray and lightly press with a fork... when lightly browned remove from oven loosen and allow to cool..

Five Minute Orange Cake
1 navel orange
175g butter at room temp
3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
2 cups self raising flour
double cream to serve

Grease and line your cake tin.
Cut unpeeled (top and tailed) orange into 1/4's and place in food processor... process until chopped. Add butter, eggs, sugar and flour process until well combined.
Spread into cake tin and cook in 180c for about 45 minutes or until cooked when tested.

Banana Bread
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
125g butter melted
2 eggs
3 ripe banana's mashed
Pre-heat oven 180*... grease loaf pan... combine sifted flours, sugar, cinnamon in a large bowl... whisk butter and eggs together... stir in mashed banana... add this wet mix to the dry ingredients until well combined... spoon into prepared pan... bake for 40 - 50 mins or until a skewer comes out clean...

I do add walnuts to mine about 1/2 cup or more if you wish to...

Tangy Lemon Squares/Slice
125g Butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/4 cups plain flour
3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 cup lemon juice

-Preheat oven to moderate. Grease 23cm square slab pan; line base with baking paper.
-Beat butter and icing sugar in small bowl with an electric beater until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the flour mix. Press mixture over base of prepared pan. Bake in moderate oven about 15minutes or until browned lightly.
-Place eggs, caster sugar, remaining flour, rind and juice in medium bowl, whisk until combined. Pour egg mixture over hot base. Bake in moderate oven about 20 minutes or until firm. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
-Lift slice from pan and cut into pieces. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar.

Tuna Pie Recipe
1 can 425g tuna in brine
2 cups grated cheese
2 eggs
1 onions sliced
2 sheets of puff pastry
Drain tuna and mix well with other ingredients.
Line your pie plate with one sheet of pastry, add tuna mix, top with other pastry sheet.
Brush with milk and cook in a moderately hot oven until golden brown
Tomato Sauce
This is the best tomato sauce recipe ever... 
plus it is so easy to make and a good recipe for using up your surplus of freshly home grown tomato's.
What you need
3kg tomatoes
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup granulated garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp allspice
1 small onion chopped
500g apples chopped
3 cups sugar

Put all ingredients into a large pot. Bring to the boil then simmer for 3 hours. Process or whizz in a blender, bottle while still warm.