More than most people I know, I am a creature of habit. This meant Vegemite on almost every school lunch through 12 years of schooling (yes, I know it's usually 13, and yes, I did finish school)
Only one thing could break this monotony - Marnie's Lemon Butter. Marnie was my paternal grandmother and a great one for making preserves - jams, tomato sauce and my beloved lemon butter.
Unfortunately, Marnie died several years ago now, and it had been years before that that she had made lemon butter. So with bowls of lemons sitting on my kitchen bench, I finally gave in and made some myself.
Hopefully, it tastes as good as it looks!
Pies, that is. Or cakes. Whatever you want to call them, I simply had to try making them. So, of course, I bought a book. Then I got baking.
I thought I'd try the original style first. Chocolate is always a safe bet.
I even made the marshmallow creme filling. That was a bit more of a problem. It was too runny to begin with, and despite the recipe offering golden syrup as an option, I'm pretty sure that 'light corn syrup' is actually glucose syrup. It tastes good anyway, and a bit more beating improved the consistency.