There is something so comforting about a piece of moist chocolate cake, still slightly warm from the oven and covered in a buttercream icing. Partnered with a cup of tea and a good book, it’s a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Depending on how good the book is, I may treat myself to a second slice of cake because I think cake is always best on the day you bake it. That’s how I justify a second slice to myself anyway. I do freeze the surplus, as there is only so much cake two can eat. A slice of cake...
This is the only dessert crust recipe I ever use – there is no need to keep searching because you have found the perfect one to go with any stewed fruits. Tonight I made it with apple, rhubarb and strawberries. I also made plain apple pie for Stuart’s Grandad using this recipe when we were in Canada. It’s beautifully short and easy to make. Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 1/3 cup custard powder 1 cup icing sugar 350g chilled butter 3 egg yolks Method Cube the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients using your fingers. It’s very relaxing!...
Serves 4. Ingredients 5-6 slices fruit bread 40g unsalted butter, softened 2 tbs marmalade 200g blackberries 4 eggs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup milk 2 cups cream 2 tsp raw sugar Directions Remove crusts and butter bread. Brush with marmalade and layer in a 1.5L oven proof dish, sprinkling with blackberries between layers. Whisk together eggs, caster sugar, vanilla, milk and cream. Pour mixture over bread and sprinkle with sugar. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow bread to absorb liquid. Preheat oven to 180C. Place dish in a large baking tin and fill tin...
Recipes / Side Dishes
Mum and I have a microwave rice cooker and we always seem to lose the rice to water ratios. Probably won’t be much use to anyone else, but we need to store the recipe somewhere! 1 cup rice – 1 1/2 cups water – 9-11 minutes 2 cups rice – 3 cups water – 13-15 minutes 3 cups rice – 4 1/4 cups water – 15-18 minutes 4 cups rice – 5 1/4 cups water – 18-20 minutes
Desserts / Recipes
Ingredients 1 cup biscuit crumbs 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 3 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 5 tbs butter, melted 2 cups cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup heavy cream 3 tbs flour 1 tbs vanilla 3 eggs Directions Preheat oven to 180C. Combine first group of ingredients in a bowl and press into the bottom of a 25cm cake tin (with removable sides). Bake for 10 minutes and then set aside to cool. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add sour cream and heavy cream, then flour and...