Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cheat's Shortbread

125g caster sugar
125g cornflour
2 cups plain flour
250g butter, melted
Extra caster sugar

Mix dry ingredients together.

Mix in melted butter until well combined.

Press into an ungreased lamington tin and bake at 170°C for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cut into 24 squares, sprinkle evenly with extra caster sugar and prick each piece with a fork.

Return to oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin.

Note: Don't skip the final step of cutting and returning to the oven.

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Crumbed Apple Slice

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups dessicated coconut
1/2 cup sugar
185g butter, melted
1 egg
425g can pie apple

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Lightly grease a lamington tin. Line with baking paper, extending by 2cm over each long side.

Combine flour, coconut, sugar, melted butter and egg.

Press half the mixture evenly into the prepared slice tin.

Spread the apple over the base then crumble the remaining slice mixture over the apple.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow slice to cool completely before removing from the tin.

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Vanilla Custard

2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cornflour
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whisk egg yolks and cornflour to a smooth paste with a little of the milk.

Heat remaining milk until it boils.

Slowly pour the yolk/cornflour mix into the hot milk while whisking. Continue to whisk until thick and smooth. Whisk in vanilla and serve.

Note: Milk must boil or custard will not thicken.

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Butterscotch Slice

115g butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup coconut
250g milk chocolate, melted

Topping:
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons golden syrup
395g tin condensed milk

Mix 115g melted butter, brown sugar, self-raising flour and coconut together. Press into a greased and lined lamington tray and bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes. Cool.

Mix 1 tablesoon melted butter, golden syrup and condensed milk together. Spread over cooked base and bake for a further 15-20 minutes.

Pour melted chocolate over warm slice and allow to set.

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

4 washed potatoes
4 heaped teaspoons garlic butter

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Microwave whole potatoes for 8-10 minutes or until soft. Transfer to an oven proof dish.

Cut a cross into the top of each potato, then using the back of a spoon or fork, squash the top so it splays out.

Place a heaped teaspoon of garlic butter on the top of each potato and bake for 10-20 minutes or until crispy on top.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vanilla Slice

2 sheets puff pastry
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup custard powder
1 1/2 cups cream
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Vanilla icing or icing sugar for dusting

Place puff pastry on lined oven tray. Prick all over with a fork then bake at 220°C for 10 - 15 minutes.

Put sugar, custard powder and cream into a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until it starts to thicken.

Add milk, 1/2 a cup at a time, and whisk continuously until the custard is thick.

Let everything cool slightly. Place in a 22cm square tin 1 sheet of pastry, then spread with the custard mixture. Top with the remain piece of pastry. Ice with vanilla icing if desired.

Allow slice to set for at least 3 hours. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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Casey's Lamb Chops

6 large lamb chops
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
1 cup water

Mix the sauces and the water together until combined.

Place the lamb chops into a large frying pan and cover with the sauce.

Cook, covered, over a medium heat for about 30 minutes, turning the chops regularly during cooking.

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Self Saucing Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Pudding:
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Sauce:
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 3/4 cups boiling water

Sift flour, salt and cocoa into an oven proof dish. Add sugar.

Stir in milk, butter and vanilla.

To make the sauce mix all the ingredients in a seperate jug.

Pour the sauce gently over the pudding mix.

Bake at 180°C for about 60 minutes.

Serve with cream, ice cream or custard.

Note: For best results, pour the sauce mixture slowly over the back of a spoon rather than directly onto the pudding mixture.

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Best Ever Cupcakes

2 eggs
Thickened cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted

Crack eggs into a 250ml metric measuring cup then fill to the top with thickened cream. Pour into mixing bowl.

Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute.

Add vanilla and sugar.

Beat for 3 minutes.

Fold flour into mixture until blended.

Place mixture into a muffin tin lined with 12 patty cases.

Bake at 180°C for 15 – 20 minutes.

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