Saturday, 30 January 2010
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
6 greased ramakins
175g dates, stoned and chopped
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
175g self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the sauce
300ml double cream
50g demerara sugar
2 tsp black treacle
Preheat oven to 180C (Gas Mark 4)
1) Boil the dates in the water for about 5 mins until soft
2) Add the bicarbonate of soda and keep the dates in the water
3) Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
4) Add the eggs and beat well
5) Mix in the dates (with the water) and the flour and vanilla essence
6) Divide equally between the ramakins
7) Bake for 25-30 mins until just firm to the touch
When you are ready to serve up make the sauce as it only takes a few minutes
1) Place all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until blended
2) Bring to boil
Dish up each pudding and ladle on the sauce.
Now I'm a bit of a fan of this recipe and love the sauce so much that whenever I have served this pudding I make double quantity and it always gets eaten!
Friday, 29 January 2010
So the first is Sarah from The Other Mousie, I love this wonderful lady she is so kind and caring, and is definately my soulmate. This week she has ventured out of her little Itty Bitty Kitty shop to create THE CIRQUE DE CHAUSSETTES, they are so quirky that you can't help but love them.
This is the Ringmaster of the World Famous Cirque de Chaussettes, Monsieur Alphonse Poissonnier!
I hope that has given you a feast for your eyes this morning. Don't forget to come back on Sunday for a really yummy recipe, something that will wow any dinner guest but that you could make for a special Sunday Dinner Treat (don't forget Valentines Day is coming up and this is a perfect dessert!!)xxx
Sunday, 24 January 2010
I will also warn you that once you have made these once the probability of making them again is very high! I always have the ingredients in my cookery cupboard as they are quite simple to make and I've never had anyone say they don't like them!
Try to leave enough time for some cooling before cooking as it does help the dough be less sticky, however you can make them straight away, my tip is to use damp hands when rolling the balls as it seems to stop them sticking to your fingers.
(makes approx 36)
Friday, 22 January 2010
This week I have chosen Pantsandpaper, Sam is such a talented lady making lots of delightful purses, brooches and other items out of recycled fabrics and haberdashery items. She is also on twitter and is always lovely to talk to.
Don't forget to come back next week to see if you might be my next Friday Favourite!!!
Sunday, 17 January 2010
So last week I did a recipe for scones which my family have used for many years and I would love to hear if any of you tried the recipe and what you thought.
100g Plain Flour
Preheat oven 170C (Gas Mark 3)
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Please let me know what you think of Albie and what other colour hats you might like to see him wearing (I can't promise anything but I will do my best).
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010