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    Choc Chip & other Muffins

    Ingredients 300g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 50g cold unsalted butter cubed 80g caster sugar 150g milk or plain chocolate chips 2 eggs , lightly beaten 225ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method preheat the oven to 200 c / 400 f / gas mark . line 12 muffin cases. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Rub in the butter untill the mixture is like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and the chocolate chips. In a separate bowl mix the eggs , milk and vanilla extract together , then pour the mixture all at once into the dry ingredients and mix briefly. Spoon…

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    Choc Chip Cookie

    Ingredients 110g soft or spreadable butter 150g light brown soft sugar 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175g plain flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 75g toasted chopped hazelnuts 100g dark, milk or white chocolate chips Method First put the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 Then beat in the egg and the vanilla extract before folding in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Now take slightly rounded dessert spoonfuls of the dough and arrange them (well spaced out) on baking sheets. Next flatten each one slightly,…

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    Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Ingredients: 300g best dark chocolate 50g best milk chocolate 175g unsalted butter 8 large eggs, separated 100g light brown sugar 100g caster sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract pinch of salt  25cm spring form tin foil  Method: Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C and put the kettle on to boil. Line the inside of the springform with foil, making sure you press the foil well into the sides and bottom of the tin to make a smooth surface.  Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave, let it cool.  In another bowl beat the egg yolks and sugars until pale and really thick, like mayonnaise.  Whisk the egg…

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    Apple & Lemon Sponge Cake

    Ingredients   Method Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl Beat eggs in a small bowl Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir . Peel and chop the fruit into large chunks and stir into mixture Pour mixture into  7″ cake tin Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about  30 – 35 mins. Note: Because of the juice in the fruit cooking time will vary. Depending on the amount of juice in the fruit the time may be longer. If the top…

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    Golden Syrup Sponge Cake

    Ingredients Method Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl Beat eggs in a small bowl Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir . Add Golden Syrup to mixture. Pour mixture into  7″ tin Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about 25 – 30 mins. Depending on the amount of juice in the fruit the time may be longer. If the top of the cake is turning very brown, put a cover – lid or foil, over it and continue cooking. Start checking…

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    Delia / Jeff & Amy Ginger Bread

    Adapted from Delia Smith Ginger Bread. Ingredients  75g light brown soft sugar  2 tablespoons golden syrup  1 tablespoon black treacle  1 tablespoon water  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  2 rounded teaspoon ground ginger  pinch of cloves  finely grated zest of ½ orange (optional ) / substitute 1 tsp lemon juice  95g block butter  ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda  225g plain flour sifted, plus a little more (if needed)   Method Put the sugar, syrup, treacle, water, spices and zest together in a large saucepan. Then bring them to boiling point, stirring all the time. Now remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter (cut into lumps) and the…

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    Chocolate Cake (Nans)

    Ingredients Method Separate eggs –  beat whites to stiff peak. Melt Butter & Choc Mix sugar eggs yolks  / marg – largish bowl Mix flour and baking power Sieve the flour into butter / choc mixture Carefully fold mix into egg white mix Use 7″ tins Oven 150C – Gas 2 Cook 25 – 30 Mins. May be faster in a fan oven  

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    Victoria Sponge Cake ( Nans)

    Ingredients Method Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir . Divide the mixture equally between both  7″ tins Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about 25 – 30 mins. Start checking after 20 mins as some ovens cook faster – especially fan assisted You know when it’s ready by putting the tip of a knife or skewer in the cake, when pulling it out it should be mostly clean. When ready allow both halves to…

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    Choc / Mint Cheese Cake

    1 tub Ricota Cheese 1 pck Ginger Biscuits ( GingerNut) Some butter 1 bar dark chocolate 1 pack after 8 or other nice mint choc small ( 120 ml ish ) tub of whipping cream 2tbl coco   Make the base. Melt the choc Whip cream to peaks Mix with the cool  melted choc Add the coco Mix  Ricota & sugar Mix cream mix & ricota mix Add to base  in tin Decorate with after 8 ‘s Fridge for a minimum of 30 mins, longer the better.        

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    Rich Devil Food Choc Cake

    Ingredients Filling   Method Put butter and sugar in a bowl, beat , beat in eggs and gently heat over hot water. let it cool a little sieve in flour, choc powder and baking powder. Add milk and mix to combine. Pour mixture into 2 cake 8″ cake tins. ( sponge ) Cook 45mins @ 180C ( test after 30 mins ), skewer test. Cool on rack Filling Beat cream to soft peak. fold in melted choc.          

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    Chocolate Mousse Cake

    INGREDIENTS 400g butter, melted 400g dark chocolate, melted 400g sugar 8 eggs, separated 240g flour 1 tsp. baking powder 2 packs of vanilla sugar 400g dark chocolate 50g butter, both melted, for covering the cake INTRODUCTION This chocolate cake is very rich, moist and even more delicious. METHOD 1. First you melt butter and chocolate together and let it cool down a little 2.2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until they really stiff (I always use a pinch of salt with it). 3.3. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla sugar together until the mixture is white and creamy, then slowly add the butter-chocolate-mixture. 4.4. Sieve the…

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    Chocolate Roule

    >X-POP3-Rcpt: jeff@percy.atoz.co.uk >Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:09:13 +1100 (EST) >From: Rick Hann <rick@cyberspace.net.au> >X-Sender: rick@advanced.ais.com.au >To: Jeff Arnold <jeff@atoz.co.uk> >Subject: Re: Probably a daft question > >Jon, > >Yep. Here ’tis. > >INGREDIENTS > >SPONGE >5 eggs, separated >1.25 cups caster sugar >185g (6oz) dark cooking chocolate >3 tblspns water >2 tblspns icing sugar >1 tblspn cocoa > >FILLING >300ml (.5 pint) tickened cream (I use about 500ml – I like lots of cream) >1 tspn vanilla >1 tblspn caster sugar >1 punnet strawberries > >TO DECORATE >extra sifted icing sugar >whipped cream >sliced strawberries > >METHOD >1. Grease a 38c30cm (12x15inch) Swiss roll tin and line base and…

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    Short Bread / Shortbread

    Ingredients 125g/4oz butter 55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish 180g/6oz plain flour Method Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.