Milk Chocolate Cake

August 30, 2012

I have been using the recipe from the Be-Ro book for this chocolate cake for years. It uses evaporated milk which gives a creamier and lighter texture. Once cooled you can split the cake and add butter cream to the centre and put melted chocolate on top. 7 oz self raising flour 6 oz caster sugar 1 oz cocoa powder sieved […]

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Light sweet Scones

August 28, 2012

Thursday 23.8.12 I have made scones for years and always been disappointed with the results, but at last I have discovered a recipe that produces light well risen scones, instead of scones which may have tasted nice but weren’t deep enough to cut in two without crumbling into pieces when buttered. I have made some […]

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Spatchcock chicken piri piri

August 21, 2012

On Saturday Philip helped me to make spatchcock piri piri chicken. Philip is my husband and he’s good at basics, though not fond of following recipes, but on this occasion he was happy to be my ‘sous chef’. It was the first time I’d spatchcocked a chicken, which sounds gruesome and involved cutting out its […]

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Date and walnut loaf

August 20, 2012

Made a cake yesterday, tried it without a recipe. That is I made it up or guessed based on experience 4oz S.R flour 4oz wholemeal S.R flour 3oz butter melted 5oz golden caster sugar 2 eggs 1 ripe mashed banana 2oz raisins 4oz dates finely chopped covered with boiling water and 1 tsp bicarb soda […]

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