Category Archives: Cakes

No fail sponge cake

INGREDIENTS:
340g (12 oz) self raising flour
280g (10 oz) caster sugar
280g (10 oz) butter / marg
5 eggs
3 tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS:
*Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees F / 149 degrees C / Gas 2 Cool or Slow
*Grease and line (or grease and flour) a 20cm (8 in) square or round tin and set aside.
*Sieve flour into large mixing bowl, add all other ingredients and mix with electric mixer on slow speed until all ingredients are blended, then increase to fast speed and mix for another 2 or so minutes, when you have a smooth batter (it will be quite thick/stiff).
*Pour into already prepared tin, place in centre of oven and cook for about 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins, test with skewer if it comes out clean cake is done.
*Decorate with jam/cream or whatever you wish.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Ingredients:

Cookie Dough:1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened3/4 c. packed light brown sugar1 tsp. vanilla extract2 c. all purpose flour1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk2 c. mini chocolate chipsTopping:1 c. creamy peanut butter2/3 c. milk chocolate chips

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.With the mixer on low speed, alternate mixing in flour and sweetened condensed milk and mix until combined.  Gently fold in mini chocolate chips with spatula.Line 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper.  Press the cookie dough into the pan (the cookie dough may be sticky, so lightly flour your hands).Cover the bars with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight until firm.  For topping, combine the peanut butter and milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until smooth.  Spread the mixture over the cookie dough bars.  Chill the bars for 1 hour or until topping is firm.  Yield: 16 large bars.

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

1 lb chicken breast, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 8 flour tortillas, softened (8 inches each) 1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese or 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth 1 cup sour cream 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

Directions 1 In frypan, cook chicken and onion together in oil over medium-high heat until chicken is just done. 2 Divide cooked chicken evenly between 8 tortillas; add 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese to each tortilla. 3 Roll enchiladas and place seam-side down in 9×13″ baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. 4 Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth then bring to boiling, stirring frequently. 5 Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green chiles; pour sauce evenly over enchiladas. 6 Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese (baking dish may be double-wrapped and frozen at this point) and bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly.

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Easy Cake

THIS CAKE IS A RICH, DARK, MOIST FRUIT CAKE, VERY FLAVORFUL AT CHRISTMAS. TRY ICING WITH ALMOND PASTE FOR A MORE FESTIVE TOUCH. THIS RECIPE IS STARTED IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER SO AS TO LET IT MELLOW BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS.I remember very well my mother storing her fruit cake in an old butter churn that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. I wish that I had that old crock.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (8 ounce) containers candied cherries
  • 1 (8 ounce) container candied mixed citrus peel
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 (2.25 ounce) packages blanched slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

DIRECTIONS :

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cherries, citrus peel, raisins, currants, dates, and almonds. Stir in brandy; let stand 2 hours, or overnight. Dredge soaked fruit with 1/2 cup flour.
  2. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease an 8x8x3 inch fruit cake pan, line with parchment paper, and grease again. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter until light. Gradually blend in brown sugar and eggs. Mix together molasses and apple juice. Beat into butter mixture alternately with flour mixture, making 4 dry and 3 liquid additions. Fold in floured fruit. Turn into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean. Remove from pan, and lift off paper. Cool cake completely, and then wrap loosely in wax paper. Store in an airtight container.

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