Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yummy Banana Bread

    125 grams butter                                               
    1 cup castor sugar                                             
    2 eggs                                                         
    3-4 large bananas mashed                                       
    2 cups plain flour                                             
    1.5 teaspoons bi-carb soda                                     
    1 teaspoon baking powder                                       
    1/2 cup sour cream                                               
    1 cup walnuts chopped       
Prepare rectangle pan suitable for Dream Pot or similar by lining base with baking paper and having extra baking paper and string to seal on top.
Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer till light and creamy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Fold in banana using large spoon.  Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into mixture, add sour cream and nuts, then gently fold till combined.  Set aside for 2 hours so baking soda can lighten density of mix and it darkens.  Spoon into pan and cover with 2 layers of baking paper and seal by tying with string or twine.  Place in Pot on top of small empty cans to keep off the base of the pot and pour boiling water into the pot til half way up the pan.  Boil gently for about 20 minutes and transfer to Dream Pot or similar and leave for a further 3 hours minimum.  Serve with butter.  Can be frozen but why would you.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Savoury Scones

3 cups S.R. Flour
50 gr Butter
3/4 cup Cheese
1/2 cup diced Ham
1 tab Dijon Mustard
1 1/2 cups Milk

Rub butter and flour, add cheese and ham and mustard and mix in milk.  Roll out and knead lightly til smooth, press out and cut into squares or use a scone cutter to be just a little bit fancy and bake between 180 - 190' 12-15 minutes til cooked.

Great Dip Base

3 Eggs
3tab Sugar
3 tab White Wine Vinegar
225 gr Cream Cheese
Beat eggs, sugar and vinegar and cook in double saucepan til thick.  Cool.
Beat in cream cheese til smooth then add pepper.

1.  1/2  red capsicum diced finely and 1 bunch shallots finely chopped
2.  1 bunch coriander 1 tea thai curry paste
3.  1 can drained chopped salmon and 1 tea chopped dill