Thursday, March 10, 2011
MY FAVOURITE CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE and a few other goodies
1/2cup cocoa mixed with 1/2cup hot water
2 large cups S.R flour
1/2tsp carb soda
1tspn vanilla essence
1tspn cream of tartar
Cream butter and sugar well, add beaten eggs a little at a time beating well between. (my mothers tip to prevent this mixture curdling at this stage, sprinkle in a little flour) Add sifted flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Lastly stir in milk and cocoa mixed with hot water. Bake in a flat baking dish in moderate oven for about 25-30mins.
I nearly always use my ring or square cake tin to make a nice birthday cake but just cook it longer, I touch it with my finger at about 40mins and if it springs back when I release, it should be cooked, but I double check with a cake skewer too. Cool in the tin and then turn out onto a rack. Ice with chocolate butter icing when cold.
My best bean recipe
I grew these beans from some dried ones that I use for cooking, they grow easily.
Put the beans through a shredder if you have one. Chop up some spring onions and capsicum, asstd coloured capsicums look nice but I only had red today. Stir fry in olive oil and a little butter until just done. You can also add some crushed garlicand skinned deseeded chopped tomatoes which is nice too.
Another of my mums tips
Posted by Jeanette Ann O'Donnell