Category: Sweet

How to make a Chocolate Drip Cake

Drip cakes are all the rage these days- they are really easy and great fun to make Perfect for a friend or relatives birthday and you can put any topping that you like on them Here’s how : You will need : Equipment: 1 x 6″ round tin – greased and lined I x hollow dowel or wooden skewers Ingredients : Ingredients for one 6″ round Madeira cake- you will need 2 of these 6 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 6 oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence Strawberry or Raspberry...

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Almond Bites “Pastini di Mandorle”

These sweet, crisp, crumbly biscuits are enhanced by a topping of homemade jam and slivered almonds, and are an irresistible treat with your favourite beverage. I like them with an aromatic tea served in fine bone china. Ingredients makes about 40 115g softened butter 200g caster sugar 115g almond meal 1 egg, beaten almond essence 115g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 3 tsp plum or berry jam 40g slivered almonds Method Preheat the oven to 200C. Line two or three baking sheets with baking paper. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Beat until pale and well combined....

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Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

This is a great idea for fussy children to get them to eat two of their five a day – it’s full of goodness and delicious too. You will need: 1 large loaf tin- lined Ingredients: 4oz Butter 4oz Brown sugar 1 Large Egg 4-5 Large Bananas 3-4 tbsp Vanilla Yoghurt 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 8oz Plain Flour 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 8oz Raisins Method: Blend the butter and sugar together and add the egg and beat in. Mash the bananas and add them to the bowl with the yoghurt and vanilla essence –...

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Light and Spicy Hot Cross Buns

These delightful spicy fruit laden buns have long been an Easter tradition along with the chocolate egg. In England, hot cross buns are marked with a cross. The cross is connected with religious offerings of bread. Traditionally they are eaten during Lent, in the week leading up to Easter. They mark the end of Lent, the cross representing the crucification of Jesus. In 1592 Queen Elizabeth I decreed hot cross buns were too special to be eaten any day and could only be sold on Good Friday, Christmas or for burials.Click To Tweet The buns were also believed to...

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Chocolicious Chocolate Covered, Chocolate Muffins

A recipe for a mid-week treat, or perhaps a treat that the kids can help to bake on a rainy weekend. This is a failsafe muffin recipe for all kinds of occasions, it can be kept rather simple or dressed up with all manner of icing and decoration, the choice is yours! The taste is totally delish! I enjoy keeping it simple with a deep dark chocolate coating using good quality dark chocolate at least 60% cocoa content and with a just hint of edible sparkles across the top whilst the chocolate is still sticky. This recipe makes approximately...

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Fresh Cream Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Fudge

Indulge your sweet tooth with this rich, velvet-textured fresh cream fudge. This recipe uses pure, fresh, thickened cream and is made with single origin vanilla bean extract and dark chocolate chips. Handle with care: you may find it hard to stop at one square. INGREDIENTS: 3 tbs dark chocolate chips 300ml thickened cream 350g white sugar 100g unsalted butter, cubed 1 tsp single origin Madagascan Vanilla bean extract METHOD: Grease and line a 20cm square baking tray with baking paper. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over tray. Place butter, cream and sugar in a large, heavy based saucepan and heat...

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