Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Butter Cake

This cake is quick & easy to make and is the base for many different cake versions including marble cake & lamingtons. you can ice it or not, your choice. I iced mine with a lemon icing.  sorry about the pic but I cut it before remembering to take a photo! oopps ;)

4 oz butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
small pinch salt
approx 1/2 cup milk
cream, butter, sugar, vanilla together until light and fluffy. add eggs one at a time beating well.fold in dry ingredients (sifted) alternately with the milk. spoon into greased  7 or 8 inch tin and bake in moderate oven  50-60 minutes or until done.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Banana Bread

Though not really a fan of banana's on their own I love them in baking, like cakes, muffins and of course banana bread. this is one of my favourite banana bread recipes http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/13693/banana+bread

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Strawberry & Choc Chip Muffins

I have to say I was somewhat nervous about this combination......but after one bite I was convinced! trust me you won't regret baking and of course eating these delicious muffins.

2 1/2 cups self raising flour
90gr chopped butter

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup cream

1 beaten egg

1 cup choc chips

small punnet strawberries chopped

pre-heat oven to moderate. prepare 12 hole muffin pan.

place flour in a bowl, rub in butter, stir in sugar, buttermilk, cream, egg and choc chips. mix untill just combined, mix in strawberries, don't over mix. divide mix between the prepared muffin holes & cook 20-25 minutes (approx) cool slightly in pan before putting on a wire rack.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Tuna Patties

My Mum used to make these often when I was young. she had no real recipe so they were always different but always so good. just use mashed potato as a base but please don't add butter or milk as mix will be unsusable for the patties (been there,done that) add tuna, onion, carrot to the mashed potato. add seasoning and form into. patties, coat in breadcrumbs if desired before frying.......salmon also works well.