Baking

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Create your very own endless variations, add chopped chocolate and nuts, top with melted chocolate, serve with ice-cream Prep Time:30 minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Serves:8 people Ingredients 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter softened  1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup all purpose flour 1⁄4 cup vanilla sugar 3 tablespoon Equagold Dutch Cocoa   Method Mix the butter and vanilla sugar together with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour and dutch cocoa. Halve the dough and roll each piece into a log about 5cm thick. Wrap in cling film and chill in fridge for 1 hr (or many days) This mixture can be frozen for up...

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Bettie’s Apple Cake

Bettie’s Apple Cake

Bettie’s Apple Cake Serves: Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 ½ cups sugar 2 tsps baking powder ¼ tsp salt 4 large eggs lightly beaten 250ml vegetable oil ¼ cup orange juice 2 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract 2-3 apples peeled & thinly sliced 1 tsp cinnamon & a ¼ cup sugar mixed together Method Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla extract and mix together. (This batter will be quite thick). Pour half the mixture into a greased 23cm round baking tin. Cover with half the apples and half the cinnamon...

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Oozy Rich Chocolate and Blueberry Brownie

Oozy Rich Chocolate and Blueberry Brownie

Oozy Rich Chocolate and Blueberry Brownie Prep Time:20 Minutes Cook Time:25 Minutes Serves:15 Ingredients 185g Butter 85g Flour 270g Caster Sugar 150g Blueberries 185g Dark Chocolate 50% plus another 50g 50g White Chocolate 40g Dutch Cocoa 3 Eggs   Method Cut the cold butter into cubes and melt on a double boiler with 185g of chocolate Sift the dutch cocoa through a sieve Chop 50g of the white chocolate and the other 50g of dark chocolate Separately beat the eggs and sugar until they become creamy and pale Pour in melted chocolate over the egg mix and gently fold together...

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Prune and Apricot Vanilla Oil Loaf

Prune and Apricot Vanilla Oil Loaf

Prune and Apricot Vanilla Oil Loaf Prep Time:1 hour Cook Time:1 hour Serves:Serves Ingredients 200g pitted prunes, chopped 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped 2/3 cup boiling water ½ cup Vanilla Grapeseed Oil ½ cup Organic Raw Vanilla Sugar ¼ cup golden syrup 1 egg 1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt ½ cup sultanas   Method Cover the fruit with the boiling water, and cool to room temperature Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a loaf tin. Place the oil, sugar, golden syrup, egg and drained water from the fruit in a bowl,...

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