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4 Apr 2016

Ingredients

125 gm  butter, chopped

300 gm dark chocolate

1 1/4cups caster sugar

3/4 cup plain flour, sifted

1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3 eggs

cocoa powder, to dust

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C/150 degrees C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm deep, 20cm round springform pan. Line base and side with baking paper.

  2. Place butter and 200gm chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Pour water into a saucepan until one-third full. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat. Place bowl over saucepan (don't let bowl touch water). Using a metal spoon, stir mixture for 3 minutes or until smooth and combined. Cool slightly.

  3. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, 2 tables...

We served this simple cake to our Cake O"Clock ladies and the feedback was all positive so I thought I would share the recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup boiling water

1 cup dried apricots, chopped

200gm butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing

approximately 2 cups icing sugar

grated rind and juice of 1 orange

25gm butter, softened                                

Method 

  1. Pour the boiling water over the apricots, then microwave 5-7 minutes on high. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 21-22cm cake tin with baking spray and line the base...

 

Its finally here, our first ever post on our first ever website….. Although it's still under construction our web shop is open for business!  Our “Notions” and “Paper Piecing” are ready for purchase and the fabric is getting ready for its debut.  Our bright and vibrant fabrics are taking a little longer to get ready than we thought but as is typical of a woman; its not how long she takes its how she looks that’s important! 

 

Our land based shop is also on its way [we hope], we are waiting for our local council to give us their seal of approval for a retail outlet – so WATCH THIS SPACE.

 

We have lots of exciting plans for the shop when we do finally open, but we can only let you...

21 Jun 2015

Ingredients

125g soft unsalted butter, cubed

175g + 5 tbsp caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

175 g self-raising flour

1 level tsp baking powder

grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

½ cup milk

cooking oil spray

baking paper

thickened cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 – 180 degrees celcius.

  2. Using a hand mixer, cream butter and 175g caster sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs, a little at a time, mixing well between each addition.

  4. Sift flour and baking powder into another bowl.  Add lemon zest and milk, and fold into batter mixture using a rubber spatula.

  5. Lightly oil a springform cake tin and line with a round of baking paper.  Pour in the cake mixture and cook in oven for 40 minutes....

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