Featured

Posts Tagged ‘bake’

what you need:

4oz /110g  butter or margarine, softened
4oz/110g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
110g  self-raising flour, sifted
4oz /15g cocoa powder
2-3 drops of vanilla extract
4oz /110g butter or margarine, softened
4oz /110g  caster sugar
2 medium eggs
4oz /110g  self-raising flour, sifted
15g cocoa powder
2-3 drops of vanilla extract

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C /350F /Gas Mark 4.

Place the baking cases into a 12-hole fairy cake baking tray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Gradually beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour.
Fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder with a large metal spoon.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 mins until well risen and firm to the touch.

Remove the fairy cakes from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

For the decoration:

Choose your desired colour of fairy cake icing, massage the pouch for 1 min to loosen the icing, then snip the corner off the pouch and pour a small amount of icing over each cake. Using a knife, spread the icing thickly over the fairy cakes.

Decorate the cakes using the writing icing and sprinkles to make scary faces.

Make them as scary as you dare!

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

4oz /100g butter, softened
2oz /50g  castor sugar
5oz / 150g sifted plain flour
½ tsp / 2.5ml ground mixed spice

What you do:

Preheat oven to 180°C  /350°F / gas mark 4

Place the softened butter in a bowl with the castor sugar and beat until pale and creamy. Stir in the sifted plain flour and ground mixed spice and mix to a stiff dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and stamp out about  8 pumpkins & 10 bats, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place on a large lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 12-14 mins until pale golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Decorate the cold cookies with thinly rolled-out coloured fondant and attach with a little glacé icing. Pipe faces and eyes with icing or cut out faces with the tip of a small knife.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup  Pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze:

2 cups sifted icing sugar

3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp butter , melted

1tsp vanilla extract

What you do:

Pre heat oven to 180C /350° F/ gas mark 4

Line a tin with grease proof paper

Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To make the glaze:

In a small bowl, mix together the icing sugar, milk, butter & vanilla extract until smooth.

Drizzle the  glaze over the cookies.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

60g plain flour
115g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 tsp ground cinnamon
50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
4 tbsp light soft brown sugar
1kg cooking or eating apples (about 3-4 large cooking apples )
Juice of 1 orange (about 80ml)
2 tbsp light soft brown sugar (or to taste)
1 tbsp plain flour

what you do:

Preheat the oven to 190C /375F /Gas mark  5.

Put the flour into a bowl, add the butter and rub together to make fine breadcrumbs.

Add the cinnamon, hazelnuts and sugar and mix together.
 Peel, core and slice the apples and put into an oven proof dish with the orange juice, sugar and flour and mix together.

Sprinkle the crumble over the top and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the fruit is cooked and the topping is golden.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

6 tbsp softened butter
2 tsp finely chopped shallots
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped celery
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
12 large mushrooms, cleaned with stems removed
12 large canned snails

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5

Mix together 6 tablespoons of the softened butter with the shallots, garlic, celery, parsley, salt, and pepper. Place a small spoonful of herb butter and a snail in each mushroom cap, and then brush the exterior of the mushroom with a bit of the herb butter. Arrange the mushrooms in a shallow baking dish and bake them for 15 minutes.

Serve hot.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

2 small sea bass , scaled and gutted ( you can ask your fishmonger to do this)
1 fennel bulb , sliced
1 lemon , sliced
handful basil leaves , roughly torn
small handful black olives
1 tbsp olive oil

What you do:

Heat oven to 200C/400F/gas  mark 6.

Rinse and dry the fish. Season all over, then stuff the cavity with some fennel slices, lemon and basil. Scatter the olives and any leftover fennel, basil and lemon into a roasting tin.

Place the sea bass on top.

Drizzle each fish with the oil and bake for about 30 mins or until cooked through and starting to brown.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:
Macaroni and Cheese   home made , packet mix or tin
Sauteed spinach
Sliced black olives

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 150C / 300F / gas mark 2

Mix up a batch of mac & cheese
Spoon into greased muffin cups and bake  until firm (about 15-25 minutes depending on your oven)
Sautee spinach over medium-high heat until cooked throughly, cool and set aside
Remove tins from oven. Let the creatures rest for about 10 minutes, then gently remove from tins
Place upside down on a swamp of sauteed spinach
Add olive slice eyes

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

1 pack of ready rolled short crust pastry , cut into strips.
2 slices cheddar cheese, quartered (optional)
8 hot dogs
black mustard seeds

What you do:

Preheat oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5.

If desired, place one cheddar cheese slice on your hot dog. Then wrap each dog to look like a mummy, leaving a open area for the eyes.

Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot dog and insert two black mustard seeds for eyes. If you’d like to give your mummies entire faces, you can cut a little slit for a mouth, which will gape open a bit during cooking.

Place mummy dogs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake around 15 minutes, until golden.

Serve with plenty of ketchup and mustard

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 7.2/10 (5 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

7 lbs 15 oz /3.6kg  1 in /2½ cm bread cubes, white or whole wheat
2 oz /56g unsalted butter
15¾ oz /450g onion (medium-diced)
15¾ oz /450g celery ( medium-diced)
2 granny smith apples unpeeled & cored
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
1½ tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
2 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
0.4 pt /225 ml  chicken stock
4 oz /110g  sliced blanched almonds, toasted (optional)

What you do:

 Preheat oven to 150C /300F / gas mark 2

Put the bread cubes on a 32.5x45x2.5cm baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 7 minutes.

In a large saute pan, melt the butter and add the onion, celery, apples, parsley, rosemary, salt, and pepper. saute for 10 minutes, until the mixture is soft.

Combine the bread cubes and cooked vegetables in a large bowl and add the chicken stock, and almonds, (if desired).

Place the stuffing into the main cavity of the turkey and into the neck of the bird. I cook a 5.5kg turkey for 2 1/2 hours at 180° in a pre-heated oven.

Make sure the stuffing in the cavity is secured by wrapping the legs tightly with string.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

1 packet of cooking dates
1 1/2oz / 40g margarine
1 beaten egg
3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup boiling water.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

Chop the dates & place into a saucepan. Sprinkle with the bicarbonate of soda, then pour over the boiling water & stir.
In a bowl , add the flour & margarine & rub together then add the sugar.
Add the beaten egg to the date mixture.
pour the date mixture into the flour mixture stirring well.
Place into the loaf tin & bake for around 1 hour.
Turn out onto wired rack & leave to cool.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)