Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Roll the dough until it becomes thin and score lightly.
Cool them a bit before you start munching them and let me tell you, once you pop, it is going to be hard to stop!
Really. Try it! They are really good!
Recipe from Mark Bittman, The New York Times, click here.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It just couldn't be any better to have a slice (or two) on a cool afternoon, which hardly ever be the case, with a cup of hot tea, without sugar.....
Dutch Apple Cake (Adapted from Rachel Allen)
175g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
125g plain flour
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
A dash of grated nutmeg
2¼ tsp baking powder
Two small or one medium cooking apple
A separate 15g caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 200ºC, Gas Mark 6. Grease, and line with parchment paper, an 8"x 8" square tin.
Whisk the eggs with the 175g caster sugar until the mixture is thick and mousse-like and the whisk leaves a figure '8'.
Melt the butter with the milk and pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
Peel and core the apples and slice into thin slices.
Arrange them over the batter. Sprinkle with the remaining 15g of sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180ºC, Gas Mark 4, for a further 20 to 25 minutes, or until well risen and golden brown.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Surely, we'll make a taller and bigger one next time in our new house when the time is right and there are more people around. There were only three of us last night, it was more than enough this time.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here it said " Mum I can't find or contact him!"
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
PS: I miss going to Target, Walmart, Macy's, Crate & Barrel and William and Sonoma too, just to name a few........
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wholemeal Blueberry Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
grated rind of 1 lemon
1/4 cup melted butter
¾ cup milk
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven at 200°C
Combine dry ingredients.
Melt butter and mix with egg and milk then add to dry ingredients.
Mix only enough to combined, fold through blueberries, and spoon into well greased muffin pans.
Bake for 10–12 minutes of until well risen and golden brown. Serve warm.