About Me

My photo
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Well Hello !

I am just back from the US - I was at Minneapolis Quilt Market to do some school house speaking and book signings.

I also did a radio interview with Pat Sloan! I'll keep you posted about when that interview is available and post links.

Quilt Market was great - I caught up with lots of great industry people and found some wonderful inspiration with fabrics, art and patterns.

I then took a little side trip to New York (as you do)

Check out my instagram pics for a look at what I was up to.

Whilst I was away 

Sew mama sew
had a tutorial on this quilt and a give away of my book, check it out 

My book seems to be in stock in the US. 

Australia is getting stock any moment now, the Australian distributors are just waiting on the shipment to arrive. 

Fingers crossed the books will come soon as I am booked to do some book signings at the Craft and Quilt fair in Sydney on the 17th June and I cant do a book signing if we don't have books in Australia!

I do still have a few copies available in my online shop

I'm off to catch up on a million emails and prepare for my classes this week at Hobby Sew Top Ryde

Xx Siobhan R

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cake day

 The Autumn weather makes me bake....

No one is complaining 

My latest cake of the moment is a simple pound cake, I have played around with a few recipes and this is what I have settled on.

Everyone is a little fussy in our house, some like plain and no fruit others like fruit but
only cherry.... you get the picture.

Fusspot central - all my own fault. 

Luckily this is a simple recipe and a smallish cake so making a few doesn't really bother me.

 They keep well in an airtight container and my school morning teas are sorted for the week.
left to right
Rhubarb with lime zest, Blueberry, Cherry - On top is plain

Pound cake

Ingredients for one cake

1.5 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
120g butter
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs
125ml milk

*Fruit of your choice

Pre heat oven to 160C fan forced

I like to get all my ingredients measured and in separate bowls ready to go, this helps if I am making 3/4 cakes at a time,

Beat the butter and lemon rind together in a mixer for a few minutes - you want the butter pale and creamy.
Add in the cup of sugar, beating for a few minutes.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl from time to time.
Then add the vanilla paste.
Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until the mix is pale and smooth. 
alternatively add the flour/baking powder and milk - mixing well.

Grease and line a loaf tin

pour the cake batter into the tin. 
*If you are adding fruit to the cake I pour in half of the batter and sprinkle the fruit in and then pour in the rest of the cake batter.

bake for 60 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 15 or so minutes before turning the cake out.

Let me know how you go

Xx Siobhan 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...