Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

  1. Banoffee Loaf, Oh Baby!

    April 4, 2012 by

    Kindly provided by from an archive (Thanks Kelly), this used to be published on one of their blogs (with an unknown author, please contact me) – it’s decidedly delicious, topped with a sprinkle of sugar and kaffir lime leaves which really sets it off.

    Makes: 2 large loaves


    • ½ tin Nestlé Highlander Caramel
    • 1 ¼ cups sugar
    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • About 4-5 bananas
    • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
    • 2 ½ cups regular flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • To garnish — 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded thinly; 2 tbsp brown sugar

    How to make:

    1. Preheat the oven to 220* fan-forced. Spray two large loaf tins with baking spray and line with cooking paper.
    2. Spoon 1/2 tin caramel into a small bowl and stir with a spoon until smooth. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, mix sugar, butter, eggs, bananas, vanilla essence, flour, baking soda, salt, and caramel. Use electric beaters set on medium-low and mix until everything is combined, but don’t beat too long (batter will be thick and lumpy).
    4. Spoon mixture into lined pans. If desired, sprinkle tops of loaves with shredded kaffir lime leaves and 1 tbsp each brown sugar.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes, then check with a skewer. You may need to cover the tops of the loaves with foil to prevent further browning (they get very caramel-coloured very fast). Bake for a further 15-25 minutes if necessary, checking with skewer every 5-10 minutes to check for doneness. Loaves will be quite soft in the centre.
    6. When loaves are finished baking, remove from oven and immediately turn out onto a wire rack to prevent further cooking in tin.


  2. Muesli Slice

    August 17, 2009 by


    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


    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.

  3. 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.

    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


    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.

  4. Mason’s Delicious Pikelets

    April 30, 2008 by

    At school I was learning about cooking and these are the delicious Pikelets we made. I think you might like them too.

    20 grams of Butter
    1 Cup of Flour
    30 grams of Sugar
    2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
    1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
    1 Egg
    1 Tablespoon of Golden Syrup
    About 250mls of milk


    1. Melt Butter
    2. Mix the Flour, Sugar, Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda in a bowl.
    3. Make a hole in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the Golden Syrup and Egg.
    4. Gradually add the milk and mix carefully.
    5. Add melted Butter and stir gently.
    6. Cook in spoonfuls in a hot greased pan.
    7. When cold, add your favourite Jam.

    I hope you enjoy eating!!