29 May 2011

Homemade Crumpets!

 With the added 'fun' of prac at the moment I don't have a lot of time to cook & blog, 
so please forgive me for not popping up the recipe for this...
it will eventually find it's way onto the page

21 May 2011

This One Won't Last Long..

I love the Sunday paper...
It has some pretty good recipes that I lust over but never seem to 
get the time to have a go at.

Today's temptress was one of Donna Hay's little delights, 
(with a few Kylie Millar tweaks here & there...)
Spiced Chai Tea Cake

Eat warm, straight from the oven...
ooh yum
This defiantly won't last long!

1 Cup Boiling water
2 Tablespoons Leaf Chai Tea
1 Cinnamon Quill
1 Cup Sultanas
185g Soften Butter
1 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups SR Flour
2 Teaspoons cinnamon Powder
2 Teaspoons Mixed Spice

Pop the oven on to 180 degrees to warm up. Pour the hot water over the chai & cinnamon quill & leave to infuse for about 5 minutes. Strain the liquid (keep the liquid!Thats the stuff we are using), pour over the sultanas & leave to the side while you prepare the rest of the mixture. Pop the butter, sugar & vanilla paste into a mixer & beat until light & creamy. Add the flour, cinnamon powder & mixed spice & mix until just combined then add the tea & sultana liquid & continue to mix. Once it's all combined, pop in a lined tin & bake for about 35 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Brew yourself a cup of tea, sit down with the Sunday papers & Enjoy! x

07 May 2011

My First 'Ordered' Cake

This week saw something new in the Kylie Jayne kitchen...

An actual order for my cooking!
So chuffed that someone would actually pay for me to cook...

So here's the cake!

Just a simple mud cake
but an absolute whoppa!
35cm x 35cm
It would have to be the biggest I have ever cooked!

I used the recipe below but tripled the recipe :)
(lots of chocolate!)
The cake had a chocolate set custard centre & chocolate ganache icing.

375g Butter
1 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Plain Flour
2/3 Cup Coco Powder
400g Dark Chocolate, melted
¾ Cup milk
4 Eggs

Whack the oven on to 160 degrees, & leave to heat while you whip up the mixture for this delicious treat. Pop the butter & sugar in a bowl & mix with an electric mixer & mix until light & fluffy. Slowly add in eggs, one at a time, then fold through the flour, cocoa & melted chocolate & stir in the milk. Pop the mixture into a lined tine & bake for 1 ¼ hrs or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

I hope that is was enjoyed & that 'Pam' had a very happy 70th birthday!