Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Shower Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

250g butter chopped
200g dark chocolate
2 cups of caster sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
3/4 cups of SR Flour
3/4 cup of Flour
1/4 cup of cocoa
3 eggs, lightly beaten

In a large saucepan add the first five ingredients and melt together over a low heat till the sugar is dissolved and the butter and chocolate is melted. Allow to cool for 10 mins.
Sift plain flour, SR flour, and cocoa into a large bowl then add the cooled liquid and beat gently.
Next add the eggs and mix gently until just combined
Pour into a greased tin and bake for 1 3/4 hours at 150*c

The cake can then be wrapped in clingwrap and frozen until needed or used when cooled completely. 

Chocolate Ganache
250g dark or milk chocolate chopped
1/3 cup of cream

Mix together over a low heat until chocolate is melted then place into the fridge stirring regularly until it has reached a spreading consistancy. Ice the cake.

The Rattles are made out of Raffaello's and Fad sticks with ribbons in the colours needed.
Too do the writing I piped melted chocolate onto greased proof paper and placed in the freezer. The words just lifted off and I placed them on the cake. As you can see the cake looks just as good without words so this stage is up to you!

Sunday Pizza Bread Scrolls

Pizza Dough Ingredients
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) warm water
  • 2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • 600g (4 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, plus extra for brushing or spray oil.
  • Favourite pizza sauce, toppings and cheese
Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture and oil. I used my kenwood mixer with it's dough hook at this point. Mix for 6-8 mins till dough is smooth and elastic.

Spray the mixing bowl with oil and cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place to rise for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.

Press out into a large flat rectangle and use your favourite sauce base, pizza toppings, and cheese. Roll up the dough to make a long tube. Cut into slices and lay on a baking tray. Cook in 180*c oven until golden.

This recipe makes two long tubes. Either cook it all or freeze one of the tubes for another day.


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