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Milk Chocolate, Date and Walnut Loaf Recipe

September 23rd, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1cupdates, pitted, roughly chopped
  2. 1/2cupwater
  3. 1teaspoonbicarbonate of soda
  4. 200gmilk chocolate, chopped
  5. 125gbutter, softened
  6. 1/2cupbrown sugar
  7. 1/4cupmaple syrup
  8. 2eggs, room temperature
  9. 1 1/2cupsself-raising flour
  10. 1cupwalnuts, roughly chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place dates and water in a saucepan over low heat; cook for 5-10 minutes or unti liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat;add the soda, stir and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 180c.
  4. Grease and line a loaf pan 10cm x21cm, 7 cm deep.
  5. Melt the choclate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, stir with a metal spoon for 5 minutes, or until chocolate is melted; remove from heat and cool.
  6. Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and maple syrup until pale and creamy; add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each egg is added.
  7. Stir in melted chocolate.
  8. Sift flour over this chocolate mixture, then using a metal spoon, fold in until combined.
  9. Fold in the dates and walnuts, then spoon into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  11. Allow to stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out to a wire rack to cool.
  12. Serve sliced (and buttered if you wish).

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Condensed Milk Dressing Recipe

September 14th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 (397 g)cancondensed milk
  2. 3/4cupvinegar(we normally use malt vinegar)
  3. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  4. 1tablespoondry mustard(I normally use Coleman’s but any similar brand will do)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put approximately 3 tablespoons of condensed milk into a small bowl.
  2. Add the mustard and mix until the lumps have disappeared.
  3. Then, add the rest of the condensed milk and salt (if using), and stir until combined.
  4. Slowly add the vinegar.I normally add 1/4 cup, stir this through, then keep adding more vinegar to taste.You don’t need to use the full 3/4 cup, it really depends on how sweet/acidic you like the dressing to be.
  5. Leave in the fridge until thickened (I find this is normally about 2 hours), then use on your favourite salad.

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Tres Leches:three Milk Cake Recipe

August 31st, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3/4cupbutter, softened
  2. 1 1/2cupswhite sugar
  3. 9egg yolks
  4. 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  5. 2cupsall-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
  7. 1cupmilk
  8. 9egg whites
  9. 1teaspooncream of tartar
  10. 2cupsheavy whipping cream
  11. 1 (5 ounce)canevaporated milk
  12. 1 (14 ounce)cansweetened condensed milk
  13. 2cupsheavy whipping cream
  14. 1cupwhite sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well after each addition. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until whites form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter using a rubber spatula. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the 2 cups heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the mixture over the cake until it wont absorb any more. You may have 1/3 to 1/4 left over. That’s okay.
  5. Combine the whipped cream and sugar, spread over soaked cake. Refrigerate cake until serving, Pour leftover milk mixture onto plates and swirl in jam if desired, before setting cake on the plates.

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Rice Pudding (Made With Coconut Milk) Recipe

August 21st, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2cup uncookedarborio rice
  2. water
  3. 1cinnamon stick
  4. 1cupcoconut milk(2 cups if not using milk)
  5. 1cup1% low-fat milk
  6. 1-2teaspoonvanilla
  7. 1/4cupbrown sugar(not packed)
  8. 1/2teaspoonfresh lemon rind (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place rice and cinnamon stick in a pot and cover with water.Bring rice to boil, turn down heat and simmer approx 15-20 mins or until water is absorbed.
  2. Remove cinnamon stick.
  3. Add coconut milk, milk (if using), vanilla and brown sugar.Simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Add lemon rind and simmer until almost all liquid is absorbed.
  5. (Make sure there is still some of the creamy liquid otherwise it will become more cake-like.).
  6. Serve with cinnamon, or mango slices and vanilla ice cream.

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Crustless Milk Tart Recipe

August 9th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4cupsmilk
  2. 2tablespoonsbutteror margarine
  3. 1cupflour
  4. salt
  5. 1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
  6. 3eggs, separated
  7. 1cupsugar
  8. 1teaspoonvanilla essence

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt the butter, add the egg yolks and sugar.
  2. Beat with a fork.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and milk to the egg mixture.
  4. Stifly beat the egg whites, fold into the mix and blend well.
  5. Pour into an oven dish about 35x20cm- the mixture should be about 3cm deep.
  6. Bake at 160C for 45-60mins.
  7. It is lovely with cinnamon sprinkled on top before cooking.

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