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This is where we will share our favourite recipes. The cooks in the family are Leanne, Gemma and Lucas. Tony and Sean are the testers.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

One Pot Brownies

 One Pot Brownies

180g unsalted butter
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
dash of vanilla essence
3/4 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
3/4 cup plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
120g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
4 eggs, beaten

Oven 180C

In a saucepan, melt butter. 
Remove from heat, then add cocoa and mix with a wooden spoon.
Add sugar and then eggs, sift flour and all remaining ingredients.
When well combined spread into a slice tin lined with baking paper.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes
Judge it's readiness by it's appearance - the edges will just slightly start to crack.

this is an Amanda Blair recipe if you are a South Aussie you will know who she is other wise most probably not.

Everybody loves this one.

Plum & Vanilla Cake

Plum & Vanilla Cake

Topping
90g (3/4 cup) plain flour
100g unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
90g (1/3 cup) caster sugar

Cake
180g unsalted butter, softened
250g (1 cup) caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
185g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
825g can seeded plums

Pre-heat oven to 180C fan-forced
24cm greased spring form cake tin.
Topping
Place the flour, butter and sugar into a bowl and rub with your fingertips until crumbly.

Cake
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in the vanilla extract.
Sift the flour and the baking powder into a bowl.
Fold into butter mixture.
Spread into tin.
Top with halved plums with cut side up.
Sprinkle with topping.
Bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.

A Tony favourite.

Lucas' favourite slice

Lucas' Favourite Slice
225grqms butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
150 grams apricots chopped
1 packet fruit medley
150 grams dates chopped
3/4 cup chopped almonds
1 packet biscuits, crushed.
300 grams dark chocolate

Melt butter and sugar together in a saucepan.
Let cool.
Add apricots,fruit medley,dates & almonds to butter mixture.
Cook on the stove for 10 minutes stirring all the time.

Add the biscuits

Line a slice tin with glad bake and sprinkle with coconut, press mixture into pan and let cool.
Cover with melted chocolate.
Cut into squares.

Sugar Free Mayo

Chop 1/4 red onion in small bowl processor.
Add 2 cloves of minced garlic.
Set aside

Put 2 room temperature eggs in food processor and process on high.
Add approx a teaspoon of rice brand oil let it mix
Do this 3 times when well combined gradually  drizzle oil in very slowly until mixture thickens.
Once thick enough add 2 teaspoons seed mustard, pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds, minced onion and garlic.
Process again
Add the juice of 1 lemon
Process again.