Saturday, 30 June 2007

Dr Who

Dr Who?
Whats that got to do about cakes you ask?
Well as a child (and all through my teens, OK even now) I loved everything sci-fi. Dr Who was on every Saturday and all the family and friends stayed in and watched it usually eating some tasties my mom had made.
So Saturday was the last Dr Who in the series and after me, my brother & father meet up to visit my mom in the nursing home we had diner and watched Dr Who together while munching some gingerbread daleks. For a change I bought the packet ingredients (Greens brand) it also had a reusable dalek cookie cutter which I can use with my own recipes. :)

Friday, 29 June 2007

Little cakes

I try at the weekends to make proper meals and sometimes even get time to make tasty desserts and cakes. Also for birthdays and parties I make something nice. So I decided to record these on this blog. I will try to add recipes when I can.

These mini cakes I made last weekend.
The recipe can be increased for larger cakes.

Basic little cake recipe

Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5

Beat 2.5 oz softened butter with 2.5 oz caster sugar together, add 1 eggs and mix well.

Fold in 3 oz self-raising flour, Add 1tbsp milk & 1 tsp vanilla extract

Spoon mixture in oiled fairy cake/ muffin tins or place paper cases into the fairy cake/ muffin tin s.

Bake for approx. 8-12 minutes (or until brown, push a strew into a small cake and if it comes out clean the little cake is cooked). Remove from oven and leave to cool.

To make buttercream - Beat together 2oz softened unsalted butter with 3oz sifted icing sugar (I used organic unbleached icing sugar which makes a creamy caramel coloured icing with a mild caramel taste).

Cover each little cake (when cooled) with buttercream and leave plain or add your chosen decoration. I added chocolate shapes to a few cakes.
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