Posts tagged ‘sugar’

July 12, 2014

Rocky Road

Rocky Road













I used a Nigella recipe for these rocky road beauties, but there are many other similar recipes out there. I liked this one as it was simple and easy to follow.

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February 4, 2014

Passion Fruit Cupcakes


Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits and I think always tastes amazing in deserts, so I thought I would experiment by putting them into a cupcake. I used a basic cupcake recipe and scooped out the passionfruit pulp as well as using the juice. I then made a coconut buttercream icing to give it that extra exotic feel.


3 Passion Fruit
1 Egg
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz Butter
4 oz Self raising flour
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Icing Sugar
desiccated coconut


1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
2. Slice the passion fruits in half and scoop out the insides.
3. Add the passion fruit pulp and juice to the mixture along with the vanilla essence.
4. Mix in the flour and baking powder.
5. Bake until brown in the oven at 180 C
6. For the icing beat the butter until creamy, then add the icing sugar and coconut.
7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread the icing onto the cakes.

You may not wish to have the seeds in your cakes, if so put the pulp into a strainer so that you still get all of the lovely flavour. Personally I like it as it adds an interesting texture to the bite.






August 28, 2013

Chocolate Brownies


When I was younger my mother would ask me what kind of cake would I like for my birthday? Usually children want some kind of traditional chocolate cake. Me? I would ask to have chocolate brownie as my cake. It is probably one of my favourite desserts my mum could ever make for me. It also made me very popular with my friends!

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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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June 14, 2011

Coconut Ice

coconut ice

Makes 3 dozen pieces

6oz desiccated coconut
4 rounded tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
12oz icing sugar, sieved
few drops cochineal colouring

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