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Sunday, March 4

Weekend Baking

There never seems enough hours in the day, but the kids are always eating so here's today's baking.

Choc Chip Buns, you can turn them into hot cross if you like it's a nice sweet dough. It's not a huge batch, so you might like to double it. I used the breadmaker.

It's from Betty Crocker bread machine book.

So with my breadmachine, I add in the following order:-

1 3/4 teaspoons of yeast
2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons (american) of butter. Or you can use margarine or oil.
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk

I found that a bit wet, so either bring down the liquid or add a bit more flour when you knead it.

I don't ad the choc chips in until kneading, if you put them in the breadmaker, they just melt. I just use the pizza dough cycle as it kneads it for me and I can move on.


That's all that was left by the time I got to take a photo, Shane's latte in the background lol!!

Then I made Turkish Bread from here. It makes alot but it's tasty. I didn't have the water squirter, so mine has a soft crust, but that's okay. And I also used rye flour at the first starter. I didn't get to make it yesterday, so i just popped it in the fridge overnight. It smelt like beer to me and it tastes good, just a bit sour!



Then Chocolate Cornflake slice. Oven at 180 deg Celcius.

Mix in a bowl.

1 cup SR Flour
1 cup coconut
1 cup of cornflakes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa.

Mix in 155g of melted butter.

Press firmly into a slice tray and bake about 20 - 25 minutes until firm. Ice whilst hot with chocolate icing, or wait till cool and use glace icing. This way the icing sets.


Caramel Slice

Mix in a bowl

1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup sr flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup caster sugar.

Mix in 100g melted butter.

Press into slice tray and bake for 15 minutes

Mix together

60g melted butter
1 tin of condensed milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup.

Mix together and pour over the base, bake until lightly golden about 20 minutes.

You can top with chocolate all over, drizzled, or a coconut top which is yum.
If you want coconut Mix together 2 eggs with 1/3 cup caster sugar whisk together and then add 2 cups of coconut. You put this over the caramel base and bake together for about 25 minutes. If you want the chocolate top obviously wait until the slice cools and then use whatever chocolate you like, with a wee bit of copha added to make it easier to spread.



1 comment:

  1. officially drooling :)

    YUM Lesley. I might have a go at the buns (we have a dough setting too) but no way will I do the caramel slice especially with all this late-night studying! LOL not a good combo when the house is quiet and you're the only one up ;)

    All looks fan-tastic Lesley... as always :)
    xo

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