Here is a recipe and guide teaching you how to make your very own 7 x 3 inch Victoria Sponge Cake.
7 x 3 Inch Cake Tin
Baking Paper (For lining your Tin)
Hand whisk/Stand Mixer
Cake Greaser Spray
200 Grams or 7oz Margarine
200 Grams or 7oz Granulated Sugar
4 Medium Eggs (At room temperature)
200 Grams or 7oz Self Raising Flour
Preheat your oven to one of the following -
Fan assisted: 150°C
So it's fast approaching that time of year when love is in the air, and you're looking for a present for that somebody special. Well, don't worry if you haven't got them anything yet you can rustle up a batch of these lovely little treats within no time at all.
These home-made sweets are fun to make, will be devoured by your other half, and nothing says I love you more than the personal touch!
To make them, you will need the following:
Chocolate Moulds - In the shape of your choice...
After recently seeing that a few of our friends across the pond have been making English bakes using beef mincemeat instead of sweet. I thought it would be an idea to put together a post that shows you how to make sweet mincemeat that you can use in mince pies, tarts and other bakes.
When the English talk about mincemeat in pies we are talking about the sweet kind, the one that contains elements of fruit that is similar to that used in Christmas Cake. So if you see a recipe for Christmas...
Found this recipe , tried turned out surprisingly easy and tasty.
I add brown sugar topping to mine,
Farm fresh butter works best .Farms here, to make ends meet, will sell directly . I get my Milk ,eggs, cheese,
occasionally bacon directly off a Farm near here.
Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake
Here is a step by step guide on how to make Snickerdoodles, the soft cinnamon treat. This recipe will make approx 15 Snickertreats which are best eaten on the day they're made. They are delicious, slightly warm and with a pot of tea.
Tip: Remove the butter from the fridge approximately 30 minutes before making these to allow the butter to soften.
Note: The dough made from this recipe has to be chilled for 30 mins before baking, therefore, do not pre-heat your oven until you reach No. 17...
If you are looking for bitesize melt in the mouth shortcakes, then this guide is definitely for you. The recipe is based on a handful of ingredients and a bit of mixing after that watch the little beauties come to life in the oven while marvelling in the aroma they create. They're straightforward to make and don't take that long to bake either.
Tip: Remember to remove the BUTTER from the fridge 30 minutes before baking so that it has had enough time to soften up.
Here are the recipe and guide on how to make a small 5 x 3 inch round moist Madeira Cake. It can be used as a top tier or made as an Afternoon Tea sharing cake.
To start with, please do the following:
Preheat your oven to one of the following temps:
Fan assisted: 150°C
Conventional Oven 160°C- 170°C
Gas Mark 2
Fahrenheit - 300-320F
Tip: Allow the oven to reach optimum temperature before you place your mixture into the oven.
100 Grams Soft Margarine
If you are looking for some retro snacks, then have a go at these bite-sized buffet delights.
Here is your recipe and guide on how to make Cheese Whirls.
Preheat your oven to one of the following.
Fan Assisted - 220°C
Conventional Oven - 230°C-240°C
Gas Mark - 7
250-gram pack puff pastry.
200 grams Cheddar Cheese Grated
1 Small Onion - Chopped/Diced
1 Beaten Egg - Optional for Browning.
1. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangular shape.
With this AMAZING weather we are having, why not whip up one of these delightful Ice Cream Sundae recipes, there's something for everyone!
Nutty Toffee Banana Sundae:- Slice a banana into a bowl, add two scoops of Vanilla ice-cream then some whipped cream, sprinkle with flaked almonds and cover in toffee sauce.
Chocolate Banana Sundae:- Place two bananas in a bowl, add two scoops of Vanilla ice-cream, a whirl of whipped cream, sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles, cover with chocolate sauce...
For a sweet treat at the barbecue simply peel some banana's, make incisions into the banana every 1cm or so but do not CUT, then insert Cadburys milk chocolate buttons in the incisions.
Cover in baking foil and place on the barbecue for around 5 mins.
Serve with Cream or Tia Maria.
Caution these will be hot!
Here are your recipe and guide on how to make Orange Zest Cream Cheese Frosting.
270 Grams Philadelphia - This equates to 1 and a half tubs of the 180 gram Philly pots.
4 Tablespoons Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar (US)
Zest of One Large Orange
This recipe will make a batch large enough to cover 12 regular sized cupcakes.
1. Place the one and a half pots of Philadelphia Cream Cheese into a mixing bowl.
2. Sieve 4 tablespoons of icing sugar or confectioners...
Here are the recipe and guide on how to make strawberry milkshake buttercream. This recipe will allow you to fill a 7 inch round cake, or around 6-8 cupcakes depending on how much of the buttercream you use.
You may wish to double up the recipe if you are trying to cover and fill the cake with the strawberry buttercream.
Tip:- Remove the butter from the fridge 30 minutes before making this buttercream in order for the butter to soften.
100 grams / 3.5 oz Unsalted Butter...
Recipe and Guide on How to make a Lemon Bundt Cake using a Heritage Bundt Pan tin and the all in one method.
Preheat the oven to:
150°C - Fan Assisted Oven
160-170°C - Conventional Oven
3 Gas Mark
275 Grams or 10 oz Margarine
275 Grams or 10 oz Caster Sugar
5 Medium Eggs
350 Grams or 12 oz Plain Flour (A little extra for dusting if required)
1½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Milk
1 Lemon - Zest and ½ its juice
Heritage Bundt Tin...