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March 3, 2012

Pancakes

Pancakes

Little bit late I know, but how many people give up the ingredients in pancakes these days? Mostly its things like chocolate or whatever it is you have been trying to cut down on since you made your new years resolution but have failed miserably.

Basic Pancake batter
4oz plain flour
2oz butter
2 Eggs
10 fl oz milk
Pinch of salt

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl
2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
3. Then begin whisking the eggs -incorporating any bits of flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so.
4. Next gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, still whisking (don’t worry about any lumps as they will eventually disappear as you whisk).
5. Melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and use it to lubricate the pan, using a wodge of kitchen paper to smear it round before you make each pancake.

So these are some of the pancakes I made to celebrate me not giving up anything for Lent.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Pancakes
Bacon, mushroom, tomato and cheese pancake, finished off with 5 minutes under the grill to melt the cheese.

Pancakes
Fresh blueberries, sugar and sour cream, yum yum yum!

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January 3, 2012

Blueberry Jam

Blue Berry Jam

I bought some blueberries with the intention of making blueberry muffins, however forgot about them for a week as they were hiding at the back of my fridge. Not then feeling in the mood for muffins but needing to use up this going over fruit, I decided to make some jam. It keeps forever and home made taste so much better than shop bought.

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February 13, 2011

Valentines Cupcakes Part 2

Valentines, Naomi Winters

This recipe is exactly the same as the other one, except with fruit instead of chocolate and coconut. Its a very basic sponge mix but it works so well. This was my first attempt at using a piping bag- I’ve recently bought one but never used it so this was a new experience for me. I think it worked quite well, although I did make a lot of mess getting the icing into the bag!

Blueberry and Cherry Cupcakes.

For the Cake:
125g/ 4oz caster sugar
125g/ 4oz self raising flour
125g/ 4oz unsalted butter
2 free range eggs
Vanilla Essence
Blueberries
Cherries

For the icing:
500g/ 1lb 1 1/4oz icing sugar
160g/ 5 1/4oz butter
Vanilla Essence
50ml/ 1 3/4oz milk
pink food colouring
Ingredients, Naomi Winters

1. Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
2. Beat in the eggs.
3. Gradually fold in the flour, vanilla essence, fruit (you can substitute with raspberries, strawberries etc).
4. Divide into the cake cases.
5. Bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 in a pre-heated over for approx 20 mins.
6. Take out and leave to cool.
7. Cream the icing sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla essence and food colouring. Gradually whisk in enough milk to form a smooth paste.
8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag and pipe the icing over the cake.

Valentines, Naomi Winters

Valentines, Naomi Winters

Valentines, Naomi Winters

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