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August, 2009

  1. Muesli Slice

    August 17, 2009 by

    Ingredients

    225 grams of butter

    2 tablespoons of golden syrup

    1 small cup of raw sugar

    1 teaspoon of baking powder

    1 cup of coconut

    2 cups of rolled oats

    1 cup of wholemeal flour

    1 1/2 cups of dried fruit, nuts and seeds of your choice

    Method

    Boil the butter, golden syrup and raw sugar together in a saucepan.

    Add all the other ingredients to the melted mixture.

    Press into a flat tin and and bake for 15-20 minutes at 150*C.

    Cut while still warm.

    Really yummy.


  2. Chocolate Whiz Cake

    August 17, 2009 by

    I have baked this cake for my friends and family’s birthdays for years and it’s enjoyed by all who taste it. It is so easy to make and turns out every time.  It stays moist and is easy to vary the quantities to make the size cake that you need.  The recipe given makes quite a large cake.

    Ingredients
    2 cups of sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup of soured milk (add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the milk and leave to curdle)
    1/2 cup of cocoa
    200 grams of softened butter
    2 teaspoons of baking soda
    1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
    1/4 teaspoon of salt
    3 cups of self-raising flour
    1 cup of boiling hot coffee

    Method

    Place all the ingredients in a bowl or food processor in the order given.

    Process or beat with an electric beater for one minute or until smooth.

    Pour into a greased and lined 23cm cake tin.

    Bake at 160*C until the cake bounces back when pressed or knife comes out clean (45min-1 hr).

    Ice as desired.  I always use butter icing and if chocolate I sprinkle a flake on the top, which is everyones favourite.

    Alternatively yoghurt can be used in place of the milk or 1/2 and 1/2.  The cake will be denser – more like a mud cake.


  3. Rina’s take on Aunty Helen’s Muesli

    August 15, 2009 by

    Another Auntie Helen muesli recipe changed to taste. The exact amount of the ingredients is not really important. See Pam’s version – you may like that better!

    INGREDIENTS:
    2 cups Rolled Oats
    1 cup Whole Oats
    ½ cup Oat Bran
    ½ cup Wheatgerm
    2 tbsp Brown Sugar
    2 tbsp Honey
    ½ cup Coconut
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1 tsp Mixed Spice
    ½ cup warm Water
    ½ cup Olive Oil (or Grape Seed)
    ¼ tsp Salt (pinch)

    Add the following, whatever you like, and amounts you like:

    Seeds: Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds. And/or add a bit of L.S.A (Crushed Linseed, Sunflower Seed and Almond)

    Nuts: Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Cashews etc

    Fruits: Sultanas, Apricots, Cranberries, Dates, etc. I do not put this in as I rather add fresh fruit when I eat it. Best to add dried fruit only half way else it gets to hard..

    METHOD: Mix water, oil, sugar and honey. Put rest of stuff into a large roasting pan, add liquid and combine.  Bake at 160 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.  Stir every 15 minutes or so.  Stir as mixture cools, store in an airtight container when cold.