Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pre heat oven to 250'C
Sieve all the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre. Add the buttermilk. Using your hands, mix together until it forms a soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured board and form into a round loaf shape. Cut a deep cross on the loaf and prick with a fork.
Bake for 15mins then turn down oven to 200'C for 30mins until cooked. To test if it is done, tap the loaf - if cooked it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.
Soda bread is best eaten on the day it is made.
Monday, 16 March 2009
250g Caster Sugar
4 eggs, beaten
250g Self Raising Flour
50g Cocoa Powder
150g Plain Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 180'C and grease a 20x30cm roasting tin or cake tin. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Adds eggs a little at a time and add a tablespoon of flour if the mixture curdles.
Sift the remaining flour and cocoa and stir into the mixture. Add the chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into the tin and bake for approx. 30 minutes. Cool in the tin and cut into squares.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
1pk Shortcrust Pastry
24 White Chocolate Buttons
Preheat oven to 180'C. Grease 2 x 12 hole bun tins. Roll out pastry and cut out 24 round or square pastry shapes big enough to cover holes in bun tin. Put one Rolo in each tart. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then immediately put one large white chocolate button on top of each tart. Leave to cool slightly. Eat while warm.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Thank you to Nana Grace at Nana Grace's Place for giving me the Sisterhood Award. I am so honoured to receive this award from her. Please check out her blog to view her lovely crafts.
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Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Saturday, 7 March 2009
2tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Mixed Spice
1 Large Egg
about 2tbs Milk
Caster sugar to finish
Put flour and baking powder into a large bowl and rub in the margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, currants and spice. Beat the egg with the milk, then add this to the mixture and mix to form a firm dough, adding more milk if required.
Roll out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of about 5mm and cut into rounds with a 3 inch (7.5cm) plain round cutter.
Heat oil in a griddle or heavy based frying pan and cook Welshcakes on a low heat for approx 3mins on each side until golden brown. Do not cook too fast as the centre will not be done.
Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar. Serve buttered. Best eaten on the day they were made.
2 Large Leeks
1 Large Potato
20z Butter or Margerine
1pt Hot Vegetable Stock
1/2 pt Milk
1/4pt Double or Whipping cream
1/4pt Natural Yoghurt
Salt and Pepper
Dash of Tobasco Sauce
2 tbs Chopped Chives
Wash and trim leeks and cut into rings. Finely chop onion. Peel and dice potato.
Cook onion and leeks in the butter or marg. until softened. Add potato and stock. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 20mins. Add the milk. Blend soup in a liquidizer until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in cream, yogurt, salt, pepper and Tabasco.
This soup may be eaten hot or cold. If serving cold garnish with freshly chopped chives.