Friday, 14 December 2018

Making a special cake...

It seems I am doing nothing but bake at the moment, it too shall pass...

We decided to try an Advocat cake, courtesy of Elaine over at Mortgage Free in Three, see here.
  • 250 g Margarine or butter
  • 250 g sugar (I reduced this to 225g)
  • 250 g SR Flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 ml Advocat
  • 100g plain chocolate

It certainly tasted of Advocat but I am not too keen on the chocolate as it is quite powerful. When we make it again, I shall half the recipe, leave out the chocolate (making it less calorific and less expensive), add a few diced cocktail cherries and make muffins.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tick and tick

Finally gotten around to making some sausage rolls:
and our last minute Christmas Cake (which I prefer) from Delia Smiths Christmas cook book:
It might get decorated, it might not, depends how I feel.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Chocolate and pistachio (or other nut) freezer fudge

I don't normally like fudge as it is way too sweet for my taste. This recipe we both like although for some reason this year, it turned out very chocolatey! It could be that we accidentally picked up a reduced fat tin of condensed milk or maybe last time I made it, I didn't use just dark chocolate. It has to live in the freezer or fridge otherwise it turns into a gooey mess! Here is the original Nigella link here.

12oz high cocoa dark chocolate (or half this amount and good milk chocolate)
14oz can condensed milk
Pinch salt
1oz butter
5 1/4oz pistachio or other nuts.

Put nuts in a bag and smash into small chunks with a rolling pin.
Put everything else (except the nuts) into a bowl over a pan of hot water. Allow to melt stirring occasionally. Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water.

Stir in the nuts and combine. Pour into a 9" square silicone tin, this allows it to be turned out once set. Put into fridge and allow to set.
Turn out and cut into 3/4" squares. Her sized squares are too large and sickly. Store in the fridge or freezer.