Monday, April 26

Monday Baking

Well it was a wee bit chilly, with a southerly wind blowing through the house, so perfect for baking. I asked the children but they were less than helpful with picking what to bake. So I decided for myself.

I was going to make a chocolate fudge cake but when the recipe called for 250g of butter I balked. So I went back to old faithful - Devil's Food Cake, though I tweaked it to have 1/2 the sugar brown sugar instead of all white, hoping for a more fudgier taste.

Recipe is - throw it all into the mixmaster together - taken from Family Circle Cakes

1 1/3 cups of plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa - but I don't like super chocolate so I use 1/3 cup and just make the flour 1 2/3 cups
1 teaspoon of bicarb
1 cup caster sugar - this time I used half caster, half brown
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk - I use whatever I have in the fridge, today it was lite.
125g softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix on low until combined, then mix on high, till lighter in colour and fluffy. Bake at 180 deg celcius until baked - I usually use a deep 20cm tin for about 40 - 45 minutes. But today it was 2 x 20cm tins for about 25 minutes each. I iced it with chocolate buttercream that I had in the fridge. It's also awesomely good sandwiched with whipped cream and chocolate glace icing.

Then standby chocolate slice from the Presbyterian Cook Book that is very well worn :(

And then Anzacs as I love them and I made a double batch.

And the recipe for Megsie :D

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup coconut

Mix together the dry ingredients.

Melt together 125 g butter and 2 tablespoons of syrup.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb of soda. Pour this mixture into the butter/syrup. It should fizz and bubble.

Pour into the dry ingredients and mix till combined. Place spooonfuls on tray. Cook in a slow oven for 20 minutes

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