Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Personalised 50th Birthday cake

I was asked to make an 8ins round Vanilla sponge cake, but with a figure looking like the birthday boy,sat in a comfy chair, playing a guitar, watching tv.

And his favourite newspaper is the Sun
The figure, chair and tv is made out of squires flower paste, so can be removed from the cake and kept.
The rest of the cake, including the music border,mat & paper are all edible

Monday, 2 December 2013

Quick & Easy Syrup steamed pudding using a microwave. In 10 minutes

Heres a very quick pudding if your rushed for time, but its good however long you have.
You need a microwave,
A 2pint microwave proof bowl, or any similar sized bowl.
4oz/100g Butter or Stork
4oz /100gSelf raising flour
4 oz/100g caster sugar
2 large eggs
A dash of vanilla extract if preferred.

2 tablespoons / 30ml of water

Golden syrup
Lemon juice

Grease your bowl with butter or Stork margarine.

In your bowl pour  a good amount of golden syrup into bowl so the base of your bowl is covered, depth about half an inch, depends how much syrup you like.
Pour the lemon juice over the top of the syrup, till syrup has a layer of juice on it and mix all the juice in till a runny syrup.

In a mixer, or by hand.
Add all the ingredients, Stork/butter ,Caster sugar,Self raising flour, two eggs and vanilla and very important extra for microwave, 2 tablespoons/30ml of water and mix thoroughly for two mins, until light and creamy.
Carefully pour over top of your syrup mix ,trying to avoid it coming up ontop of  cake mix.

Cover your bowl tightly with clingfilm and pierce with a knife.
Cook on full power for 5 mins and leave for 5 mins
Turn out onto a plate, making syrup at the top.
Server with your favourite
Custard, ice cream, evaporated milk.

And enjoy!

Add a handful of mixed fruit, for spotted dick
or replace 1 oz /25g flour with 1 oz/25g cocoa for chocolate cake.
Or add some ground ginger to spice it up.

picture shows double the amount mix done in a 4 pint bowl.

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