HagelToast - tales from a tiny kitchen

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Recipe time

ok, so I am finally sitting at home with all the timein the world and my recipe book. Well, enough time anyway.
Starting with the cake in the last post:
Mix 3 eggs, 175g of soft margarine, 175g of caster sugar, 175g of self raising flour, 1and a half tsp of baking powder and half a tsp of vanilla flavouring up in a bowl.
Stick the oven n to heat at moderate, grease your cake tin, i used a loaf tin, but any will do as long as it's not too shallow.
Then warm a small amount of milk or cream over the hob, cream is richer, but i used skimmed milk and it was just fine, along with some decent quality dark chocolate, never use cooking chocolate for these sorts of things, unless its a reeeeeeeeelly good brand like green and blacks. the higher the coco content the better. Melt it in into the milk and when its all mixed up take it off the heat. When it has cooled a little but is still just warm, pour it in and mix it up in the batter. Quantities of chocolate and milk are something you should feel outfor yourself, it should pour, but you don't want to makethe batter too wet.
i threw in some white chocolate chunks because i couldn't help myself, so anything like that is fine, but the basic choccie loaf is the main thing.

Ok, now my favourite smoothie!!!
2 bananas,
punnett of raspberries,
coconut milk (the slightly thick kind)
a couple of squirts of lemon juice
fat free plain natural yogurt
half a cup of ice cubes
chuck it in a blender and keep going till its smooth. yummy. This does about three highball glasses.


  • At 6:58 AM, Blogger yellowandorange said…

    Thanks :)

    Now, can you convert everything to American terms? Hee hee...I'm going to have to search for something to help!

  • At 7:36 AM, Blogger Hageltoast said…

    what do you use? some of my books have conversions.

  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger yellowandorange said…

    Um...we use U.S. measurements?

    Like cups, tablespoons, teaspoons. We use volume measurements instead of weight. I think?

    The U.S. is the only place in the world (practically) that hasn't gone metric!


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