Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Cake - Decorating Lesson

J and I have just spent a wonderful morning with Ruth,  playing with fondant icing, butter cream and cake.  Ruth is a very talented woman, and I'm sure if the need ever arose she could be serious, but a smile and a laugh are never far away.

Here's our cake.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chocolate Brownies


Ingredients
170g plain flour
350g sugar 
150g coca
230g butter
4 eggs
10ml vanilla extract
100g milk chocolate (roughly chopped)
50-100g pecan nuts (roughly chopped)

Method
Pre-heat oven to 175C.

Melt the butter in a bowl, using a microwave, then add the rest of the ingredients. Spread in a 32x23 baking pan.

Bake for 40 minutes. 

Variations
I use Dove Farm gluten-free flour.  It is a straight swap, gram for gram.

Hot brownies, straight from the oven, make a wonderful dessert, especially when served with ice cream.