25 May 2009
I wanted to let you know that I may not post new recipes for a few days as we have moved house this past weekend and things are a mess (and the internet at home is not up and running yet). Work may not be too impressed if I spend my days posting recipes.
But as soon as I can I will be back online and posting lots of new ideas from my new (well, new to me anyway) kitchen! We plan on doing quite a bit of entertaining in our new house, so those menu plans will also be posted.
20 May 2009
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08 May 2009
Combine the steak, thyme and garlic in a thick plastic bag. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bag, followed by the lemon skin. Add the olive oil and freshly ground pepper. Set aside for at least half an hour.
04 May 2009
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup self raising flour sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
40g butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
120g butter at room temperature
1-4 teapsoons fragrant sweet spices
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Grease and flour a cake loaf tin. Place the coconut, flour, sugar and cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl and mix to combine. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and mix in the milk. Add the butter and then the eggs and vanilla, stirring well after each new addition.
The mixture is fairly wet - this is fine. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and then turn onto a plate.
To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar together until thick and creamy (use a large bowl as it will fly everywhere). Mix the fragrant sweet spices through and spread on to the cooled cake.