February Recipe Box Swap

I finally settled on a recipe or two for this month's theme of Fun Foods.

I bought a fundraiser cookbook and found a Sweet Impossible Pie. I would love to know if any one has tried this.

Sweet Impossible Pie

1/2 cup plain flour
2 cups of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
4 eggs
125g soft butter
1 cup of castor sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut

Put all ingredients into a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well mixed and pour into a greased flan or casserole dish.

Bake for one hour at 175oC.

This pie will cook with a base, a custard filling and a coconut topping.

I am not trying it out in this weather, but would love to when I get the chance.

This second cake I found on a blog called Belinda Moore. Apparently though it is an Aussie classic that I somehow missed originally. I have taken advice from Sue an online friend, and have it is great because it is ready to bake as soon as my oven has heated up.

Five Cup Cake

1 cup SR flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup sultanas
1 cup milk

Combine first four ingredients, add milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Pour into greased and floured loaf tin. Bake 45-55 mins at 180 degrees C. Serve hot with a dollop of cream or cold.

I know I have experimented with the time and temp, and I use raw sugar. Sue uses raisins sometimes and Belinda has some great options. You can put butter on it to serve. It keeps well.

These recipes are metric. Cups are 250ml to the US 200ml. Sultanas are golden raisins, castor is superfine sugar. 1oz is 30g.


Caroline said…
I make the sweet impossible pie regulary. I also make the savoury one which is dead easy & is sort of like a crustless quiche.
It is funny you have put this on your blog as last night I made one and took a photo as I was going to do a post. You know what they say- Great minds think alike
joolzmac said…
Hi Linda

My sister always cooked "Impossible Pie". Strangely, you do get a pastry base and creamy pie filling. Impossible?
Do try it when the weather lets up.

We're in for a hot one again tomorrow, although not as bad as Adelaide. When is it going to end? Poor Tania (Outback) - she must be at her wits end, poor thing.

Keep cool - Joolz
Deborah said…
We used to have sweet impossible pie when I was a kid. Funny thing is, I was just thinking about it the other day and wondering if my mom still had the recipe.

I remember that it was very simple to make and that it was quite tasty without being ridiculously sweet like some desserts can be.

Thanks for posting it, I will have to make it real soon!
Linda said…
I'd love to see your post Caroline!

Joolz I agree, when is it going to end. Where we live if is suddenly goes down in the forecast you take it with a grain of salt.

I agree Tania needs all her pioneering spirit at the moment.

It feels like taking a few hours at a time rather than a day at a time at the moment.
Catherine said…
That sounds really cool the Sweet Impossible Pie! I will definitely try it. I put an Apple Tart/Pie on my blog - have a look and it is very nice but not as simple as these ones you posted! Thanks for sharing them.
scrappy quilter said…
Looks like some yummie recipes.

Linda, I tried rating your blog however I don't think it worked right. I just wanted you to know I gave you a 10!!
Linda said…
Catherine I'll be over to visit.

Scrappy that is so precious. Thank you!
Paola said…
Thanks for reminding me about impossible pie...I made it once years ago, then forgot about it. I'll make it again soon. The five-cup cake is a favourite of a friend of mine, who leaves out the sultanas, which I guess makes it a four cup cake. Still, a nice cake!
Paige Orloff said…
These are both such fun recipes, and (I think) unknown here in the US. Can't wait to try them!
Joyce said…
Thanks for showing me the recipes, Linda! I will make them both and let you know how my family likes them.

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