My 1st Foodie Friday post.

Before I tell you about today's blogging adventure I want to thank all the kind people who have left such beautiful comments for me. Thank you for posting such supporting and inspiring words on my very new blog and most importantly, thank you for encouraging me.
So, on to today's adventure. I am participating in my first Foodie Friday Link Up!
This is where bloggers  link to a stunning blog called Designs by Gollum to see lots of foodie creations.

Today I had a little private tea party at my coffee table. I sat down to a hot cup of Irish Breakfast tea and cake. Here is my recipe for Pineapple and Cranberry Coconut Cake. 
Tea always tastes better in a china cup.....

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup white self-raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ a sweet pineapple, chopped
  • ½ cup cranberries (I used stewed)
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 150g butter, melted
  • Dusting of powdered sugar and cream/vanilla ice-cream for serving
1. Grease and line base of round cake tin (9inch or 22cm) with baking paper.
2. Combine flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl. Add eggs,  pineapple, cranberries, juice and butter. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
3. Cook in a moderately hot oven (180C/350F fan forced) for about 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into centre of cake. Cover cake lightly with foil if the top starts to over-brown. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
4. Decorate cake with dusting of sifted powdered sugar. Serve cake warm or cold, cut into wedges with whipped cream or ice cream.
Is it yummy?
You bet!

If you want to find some more yummy recipes and ideas please click HERE.

Have a lovely weekend and happy cooking.
Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook-Julia Childs


  1. I love tea parties... I own a tea room and gift shop, so I know how special tea time is!! Your Pineapple and Cranberry Coconut Cake looks yummy :)

  2. Welcome to foodie friday. You started off with a great soundaing recipe and so beautifully displayed. I will have to try this recipe soon. I'll certainly be looking for more great recipes from you!

  3. And I must find a way of getting self raising flour here!! You can read my posts on making cheesecake and carrotcake in France if you have a spare' 5mts' to make it over!! Great blog ;-)

  4. You are doing so well with your blog, it is interesting and fun to read.
    That cake looks delicious! I wish baking was one of my strengths or even that I enjoyed it just a little, but I guess we can't all be good at everything.
    Keep up the good work!

  5. I agree tea does taste better in a pretty cup. It also tastes better with a great dessert like this one :) Thanks for dropping by! Glad to "meet" you!

  6. Welcome to Foodie Friday. You will find yourself with a spatula in one hand and a camera in the other. I will tell my DH, I want to make something this week, and he will ask if it's for Foodie Friday.

    That cake is very moist isn't it? Save me a slice.

  7. Very pretty and the cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Well you could have done a Tablescape Thursday meme with this post too.
    Good job. I am a coffee girl but the cake would be perfect with either one. And like tea, coffee does taste different depending on what kind of mug you use. And speaking from experience and lots of study so does wine. Oops no I don't drink my wine from a mug I mean it tastes different depending on the wine glass you use.

  9. Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for the sharing your recipe!

  10. The table you have set for your tea is lovely and your cake sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day.

  11. Wow, beautiful! The cake, I am speechless. I love coffee but, would gladly have a cup of tea for a slice of that cake.
    Very nice blog post!

  12. 0h, I wish I had that right now ! Thank you so much for following my blog.

  13. So impressed with your tea party and wish I was there! I love tea and your setting is gorgeous xoxo


  14. That looks so delightful! Your setting is beautiful and so is the cake.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I love that combination of flavors!

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy FF! xo

  15. I'm glad someone else is new around here too. You really did this beautifully. Not only does the cake look yummy, the way you displayed it is so pretty. I just clicked the follow button. Thank you for your visit, comment and for following my blog.


  16. EVERYTHING is better on/in China!!!

    Thanks for your sweet and touching words.

  17. looks sooo yummy and pretty. i love the quote by julia childs.

  18. Your cake looks delicious. And the tea service is so pretty. I like how you are taking 5 minutes for yourself. Cheers Anita

  19. NM, your blog is wonderful and homely ! I feel like I just visited a friends place for tea : ) ... your Flower design crockery is GORGEOUS ! So classic... and the cake is even more elegant and YUMMY looking : ) ...can't wait to give it a try...



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