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Spicy Apple Cake Recipe

December1

This recipe was recommended and passed on to me as an old family favourite. It originally came as having one cup of sugar but I’ve reduced that to suit my taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 125 gm melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1  1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sticky raisins

Method:

Place the chopped apples in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the sugar. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes.  Blend the melted butter and beaten egg into the apple.  Sift the dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture until just combined.  Add the raisins and nuts.  Turn the mixture into a greased 8 x 3in (20 x 6.5cm) baking tin and bake at 180 degrees C for 50 to 60 minutes or until cooked.   Cool before turning out of the tin.  When cool, sprinkle with sugar.

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Fudge Fingers Recipe

June5

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz/115 gm butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 well-beaten egg
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or coconut
  • 8 oz/200 gm crumbed/broken round wine biscuits (Graham crackers)

Icing:

  • 1 oz/25 gm butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • dash of boiling water

Method:

Put the butter, sugar and cocoa in a pot and bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Add the beaten egg and then the walnuts/coconut and lastly the biscuits. Mix well. Press down in a tin to a thickness of about 1 inch/2.5 cm. Mix all the icing ingredients together to form a smooth paste and ice while still in the tin. Refridgerate. When cold cut into fingers.

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Cherry and Walnut Cake Recipe

May14

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz/225 gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1.5 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnts
  • 1/2 cup chopped glace cherries

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar then add the beaten eggs and mix. Add the dry ingredients and then the walnuts and cherries. Grease a small round tin and pour the mixture in. Bake at 350F/180 C for about an hour (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool and then ice with plain or lemon icing. Store in an air-tight container.

Icing:

  • 2 oz/50gm butter
  • dash of hot water
  • enough icing sugar to mix until firm
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Cherry and Walnut Biscuits Recipe

April23

These are yummy!

  • 6 oz/170 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1  1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 3/4 cup chopped glace cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the two essences.  Combine the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Add the cherries and walnuts and mix well and knead. Roll up pieces into small balls and place on an oven tray. Flatten each one using either a fork or the underneath of a (floured) tumbler. Bake at 325 F/160 C for about 20 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Leave on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Nut and Chocolate Biscuits Recipe

March19

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz/230 gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup dark chocolate drops

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and a pinch of salt. Combine the flour and baking powder and add to the mixture. Lastly add the walnuts and chocolate. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 10 to 15 minutes  (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Walnut Biscuits Recipe

March19

These are yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz/115 gm butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons golden syrup
  • 1 ½ cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 oz/50 gm chopped walnuts

Method:

Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan to melt. Add the combined dry ingredients. Roll into small balls and place on a cold, greased tray. Flatten with a fork.  Bake at 180 C/350 F for about 15 minutes  (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  When cooked place on a wire rack to cool and when cool store in an air-tight container.

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Afghan Biscuits Recipe

February19

Since I began this site different family members have been waiting with anticipation for this national favourite  to appear. It’s easy to make and I’ve never had it fail.

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz/200 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1  1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • walnuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Mix well. Put spoonfuls of the mixture on to a cold, greased oven tray.  Press down a little. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool. Ice with chocolate icing and place a walnut on top. Store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate icing:

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash of hot water

Mix all of the icing ingredients together in a bowl until a thick paste is formed.

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