This is a recipe that my sister usually makes and is always loved by all. The recipe can be found here http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/8871/step+by+step+cheesecake
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I made these with my 3 youngest children today. The two eldest children went on a fishing excursion with my husband. Thought this would be a nice and easy activity to do with them. This was a new recipe and it is a keeper. The dough is really easy to handle and cut out. The biscuits were a little too crisp for the kids but I really enjoyed them. I think this dough would be great for Christmas cookies, decorations or even a gingerbread house.
I made some men and hearts. The gingerbread men shapes are free hand cut as I could not find my gingerbread man cutter.
I modified a recipe I found in one of my cookbooks and this is what I came up with.
2 1/3 cups plain flour
1/2 cup cornflour
2 teaspooons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup golden syrup
2 tablespoons milk
royal icing for decoration
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Place butter, golden syrup and milk together in the microwave until butter has melted. Add into the dry ingredients. Stir together to form a soft dough. Knead gently for 1 minute on a flour board until dough is smooth. Roll out until 7mm thick and cut into shapes. Bake for 15 mins or until lightly golden. Let them cool completely before decorating.
I saw this strudel being made on tv the other night and thought that it looked yummy. I had to give it a go. It turned out great. However I did modify the ingredients to low fat ones. The mixture was therefore a little more runnier to work with than the one that was made on tv. Also instead of the breadcrumbs and flaked almonds I used almond meal. This did not effect the end product though. Recipe taken from here http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/133/Nan
Friday, August 1, 2008
I made these for the kids the other day Marble Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. They are perfect for the kids, parties or to take to a school function. The cake batter is baked into ice cream cones. So the entire thing is edible. I didn't add icing but a nice touch would be to pipe for frosting on top with sprinkles to really look like a soft serve ice cream.
I made a marble cake batter of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. I was aiming for the neopolitan look.
I doubled this recipe and got 16 cone cupcakes.
Marble Small Cakes
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup milk
Cream butter and sugar.
Add in vanilla.
Beat in egg.
Add flour and milk alternately and mix lightly into a soft dough.
Split equally into three separate bowls. Leave one plain, colour one pink and add cocoa to the third (helps to dissolve cocoa in a little water first before adding to the batter).
Spoon dollops of each batter into cones or papers til 3/4 full. Swirl to form marble effect.Bake in moderate oven for 10-15 mins until cooked.