No 2 daughter made some beautiful chocolate biscuits this afternoon so I thought I’d post them for you to try.
Here she is with the plateful she made. There aren’t that many left now!!!
- 100 grams dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
- 80 grams butter, chopped
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg, beaten lightly
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and paper baking tray.
Measure out ingredients and put aside. Sift flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda together.
Melt chocolate and butter together on low heat and place in a bowl. Mix in the sifted flour mixture the caster sugar and the beaten egg. Stir until combined. Place mixture in fridge to set a little – about 15 minutes.
Take out mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls into icing sugar and place on baking tray.
PS: we doubled the recipe and it worked just fine.
This is a beautiful creamy, crunchy desert, easy to make and yummy to eat.
- 6 egg whites
- a pinch of salt
- 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 2 tsp cornflour
- 300 ml whipped cream
- raspberries or fruit to top
Preheat oven to 120 degrees celcius. Beat egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar about 1 tblsp at a time and beat until thick and glossy and sugar has dissolved.
Put a bit of mixture on your finger tips and rub your fingers together. If you can feel no sugar then you have mixed it enough. Add vanilla, vinegar and cornflour and mix until combined.
Place on a tray covered with baking paper and bake in oven for 1 1/2 hours or until hard and dry to touch,
I whipped my cream and then added frozen raspberries and mixed together and put on top of pavlova just before I served it. You can really put anything on top of it with the cream. I have even used peppermint crisp chocolate bars crushed up.
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Five Friday Finds
I was wondering what to cook for tea tonight as I had forgotten to get meat out so I came up with the baked veg and egg idea.
I had some leftover veg and corned beef in the fridge which came in handy.
- 3 onion chopped in rough bits
- 10 mushrooms cut in quarters or 2 tins champignons
- corned beef
- cooked potatoes – I used 6
- cooked cauliflower – I used half a head
- cooked broad beans
- 2 tins canned tomatoes
- eggs – I used 1 dozen
- feta cheese
- olive oil
Bake onion and mushrooms in the oven for 30 mins, add cooked vegetables, tomatoes and meat. Mix together and crack eggs over the top and crumble feta cheese.
Bake in moderate over for another 30 to 45 mins or until eggs are cooked.
You could use any left over vegetables and meat that you have left over in the fridge. We have our own chickens and they are laying quite a few eggs that why I use so many, also you could use any cheese that you like.