Monday, May 26, 2014

Grape fruits......what to do with them..

I am so enjoying the weather I love Autumn
cool nights, crisp mornings and sunny days.
With all this great weather my citrus is ripening every day. All the grape fruit is 
starting to bend the branches so I am having to pick them before they break.

Cassie loves grape fruit and is happy to eat them, the boys not so much.
I made a grape fruit cake today, it is normally orange cake so instead I used grape fruits. 
I will ice it with Philli cheese and honey,,,yummoooo

  I then put the skins to work in a bottle of vinegar to make my 
cleaning spray. I leave this jar on the kitchen bench and every one knows to 
put there citrus peels in there. I leave this to steep about 2 weeks and then pop it into a spray 
bottle. I use this spray for all my cleaning.

As you can see below the fruit trees have grown, next week I will have Lemonades ready...
The oranges and mandarins don't even make it into the house the boys just pick them and eat....
Now that's fast food.

Grape fruit and coconut cake.
1 cup coconut flour
5 eggs                   
1 cup yoghurt   
pinch salt
2/3 cup grapefruit juice
zest from grapefruit
1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
1 teaspoon bi carb
1 teaspoon creme tarter
1 cup sugar(your choice of sugar)

*Beat together eggs, yoghurt, salt, fruit juice and zest.
*Add melted butter or oil in a slow steady stream mixing all the time.
*Fold in flour, bicarb, creme tarter and sugar mix till well combined.
* Bake for 35-40 mins in 180C oven.
* Let cake cool 10min before turning to cake rack.
* when cool mix 1/2 cup cream cheese and 1 tablespoon honey
pour over the top and enjoy....

Have a great week



  1. We have some grapefruit growing that doesn't get used much so I should make one of those cakes, Mandy. Perhaps for the next Simple Living workshop if I get motivated enough. LOL! By the way, your fudge soap nearly got eaten by my son :-) I would love to know how you made it so will be picking your brains at the soap making workshop.

    1. Haha that is funny that the soap nearly got eaten, Robbie did the same thing though...May-be I will make that soap for the workshop.

    2. So lovely to meet you at the "Simple Living" morning, when I did the soap making workshop last year I made a batch a few weeks prior to hand out on the day, looking forward to taking your soapmaking workshop to further my skills.

  2. Ive never had grapefruit in a cake before. Come to think of it, its been a long long time since ive had any and it was probably at some breakfast buffet where you get a selection of juices. I do love it.

    1. These are a blood grape fruit and are so sweet, we do just eat them and juice them and they need nothing added to them at all.