Category: Food & Drink

Strawberry Dream Cake

You will need: 3 x 8″ sandwich cake pans greased and lined Ingredients: 16 oz Self Raising Flour 16 oz Caster Sugar 16 oz Marg 8 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla Essence 1 punnet of Strawberries Filling and Topping: Jar of luxury Strawberry Jam 500g Butter 1 kg Icing Sugar 1 tsp Baby Pink Paste Colour (not liquid) 2 tsp Vanilla Essence 10 Luxury Chocolate Balls 100g Milk Chocolate Method: Cream butter and caster sugar together Add the beaten eggs and blend in Stir in the sifted Flour and then add Vanilla Essence Cut up your strawberries ( image 8429)...

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Chocolate Triple Layer Cake

A moist,sweet chocolate cake – it looks delicious and tastes delicious… You will need: A flat baking tin- preferably a swiss roll tin but a baking tray with sides would be just as good You will need to grease and line this Ingredients: For the sponge: 6 Eggs 7 oz Caster Sugar 2 tsp Baking Powder 3oz Plain Flour 2 tbsp Golden Syrup 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder A lid full of Amaretto Icing Sugar for dusting For the Filling: 250ml Double Cream 410g tin of Black Cherry Pie Filling Spreadable Chocolate sauce Squirty Chocolate sauce Method: Separate your eggs...

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Way to your Heart Cookies

What better way to say “I love you” than with some home baked, heart shaped cookies – with chocolate chips and chocolate ganache filling- a sure way to melt any heart …. You will need: One large heart cutter and one small heart cutter Ingredients: 10oz Plain Flour 1tsp Baking Powder 3 oz Caster Sugar 3.5 oz Butter 1 egg 1.5 – 2 tbsp Golden Syrup 50g chocolate chips ( plain,milk or white) For the filling: 250g Dark or Milk Chocolate 1/2 pint Double Cream Icing sugar to roll out and to decorate Method: Pre heat your oven to...

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Berry Merry Pavlova

All around the world pantries are being stocked for the festive season, and here in Australia the days are very hot, but thankfully the nights are still mild in the Southern Highlands. The only way to enjoy a white Christmas is to whip up this berry-laden white cloud of a pavlova; spread with light Chantilly cream and drizzled with raspberry syrup. WIshing you all a peaceful – and delicious – holiday. INGREDIENTS Serves 8 6 free range egg whites (organic if possible) 330g caster sugar 2 tsp cornflour 1 tsp white vinegar 300ml whipping cream 3 level tsp caster...

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Glazed Strawberry & Creme Patissiere Tart

The tart juiciness of fresh strawberries, the luscious smooth creme patissiere and the crisp biscuit base combine in this tempting little tart recipe. Pastry case is baked with healthy olive oil and fat free yoghurt. Sugar is reduced to a minimum. A light jelly topping adds shine and protects the delicate fruit. Add this to your dessert menu or afternoon tea spread for a refreshing and attractive treat. INGREDIENTS Makes at least 8 slices in a 24cm tart For the strawberries and jelly topping: 600g fresh strawberries, washed, dried, hulled and halved 4-5 tbs white sugar 1 tbs cognac...

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Devil’s Chocoholic Dream Cake

A rich, moist luxurious chocoholic cake with a chocolate biscuit base, a dark 72% cocoa chocolate topping and finished with…yes more dark 72% cocoa rich chocolate sprinkled over the top! The biscuit base adds a crunchy texture beneath an ultra-rich chocolate treat whilst the tart darkness of the chocolate veil over this devilishly naughty dessert balances out the taste buds.  Serve with crème fresh, a dollop of fresh cream or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for a devil of a treat!  Ingredients  For the Cake: 150g Caster Sugar 150g Softened Butter or Olive Spread 100g Self Raising Flour –...

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