Choux Pastry

  Set oven to 230C   Choux Pastry: 250ml All purpose flour 250ml water 125g Butter (cut into 1 cm blocks) 2ml salt 5ml Sugar (for sweet pastry) 4 Large eggs ( may need more)   Method:   Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Put water, butter, salt and sugar in to a medium sized saucepan. Bring slowly to a …

Lemon Meringue Pie

  Rich Short-crust Pastry Ingredients: 175ml all purpose flour 175ml self-raising flour 1ml Salt 80g chilled diced butter 75ml Sugar 1 egg 5 ml cold water 5 ml Lemon juice Method: Sift the flours and salt together in a large bowl Add the sugar to the flour Cut the diced butter into the flour using a knife Rub the pieces …

Lemon Curd

   ½ cup Lemon Juice 4 Large Eggs 2 Egg yolks 1 ½ Cups sugar ¾ cup Butter 330g 1 tablespoon lemon zest finely grated 30ml Arrowroot mixed with a little bit of water    Add the lemon juice , sugar & lemon rind to the top of a double boiler Whisk the eggs lightly Add to the double boiler …

Orange Chiffon Cake

Ingredients: 6 large eggs separated plus 1 (30 grams) additional egg white 2 1/4 cups (225 grams) sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) superfine white (castor) sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil or canola oil 3/4 cup (180 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (2 – 3 large Navel Oranges) 2 …

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Ingredients: 1 Cup Cake Flour (120g) 1/2 + 2 tablespoons Cup Granulated Sugar Tablespoons (125g) +2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar(25g) 5 ml Baking Powder (5g) 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil (60ml) 4 Egg Yolks Large (72g) 6 Egg Whites Large(180g) ¼ teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1.25ml 1 teaspoon Vanille Extract 5ml 1/3 cup Strawberry Puree 80ml   food colouring …

fresh ginger and molasses bundt cake

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake

1 cup fresh grated ginger 3 cups (420 grams) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar 2/3 cups unsulfured molasses 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled a bit 1/3 cup hot water   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup Bundt pan by spraying …

Scones

Scones – quick and easy teatime treat

Scones are a very quick and easy tea time treat. The ingredients are very simple, but if the correct method is not followed your scones will turn into little rock cakes. It is very important to keep mixing to an absolute minimum. makes 8 2 Cups all purpose flour 90g Butter – ice cold 20ml Baking Powder 30 ml Sugar …

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake – rich and moist

Once you have your basic white cake recipe you will need a great chocolate cake recipe. I have tried and tested so many recipes and this is the one for me. It is very moist, has a rich chocolate flavour and a beautiful dark brown colour. This chocolate cake can be baked well ahead of time and it will still …