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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vanilla Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

450g granulated sugar
50g butter
150 mls evaporated milk
150 mls milk
Vanilla essence

Method

Grease a shallow baking tin
Put sugar, butter and milks in a saucepan and hear gently until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted
Bring to the boil, stirring occassionaly until mixture reached a soft ball
Remove from the hear and place on a cold surface
Add a few drops of vanilla essence and beat until thick and creamy
Pour into the baking tin
Let cool
When firm cut into squares with a sharp knife


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Irish Tea Brack Recipe

This is a simple recipe, however you do need to do a little preperstion the night before you want to make it

Ingredients

1 cup of strong tea
180g brown sugar
250g plain flour
450g mixed dried fruit
1 beaten egg
1/2 level teaspoon breadsoda

Method

Preheat the oven you 180 degrees celcius
Put the tea, sugar and dried fruit in a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight
Grease a 2lb loaf tin
Add the beaten egg to the fruit mixture
Sieve the flour and breadsoda together and fold into the mixture
Place the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cool on a wire rack and serve sliced with butter or jam


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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Ingredients

70g plain flour, sieved
50g hard margarine
150 ml water
2 slightly beaten eggs
200 mls Fresh cream
Cooking chocolate

Method

Sieve the flour on to a sheet of kitchen foil
Melt the margarine in the water in a pot
Remove from heat
Tip in all the flour at once
Beat well with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a smooth lump in the center of the pot
Add a little of the egg mixture and beat again until mixture sticks in a smooth lump again
Continue adding the egg in small amountd and beat after each addition until mixture is thick and shiny
Put the mixture into a piping bag and stand for 10 minutes
Pipe lines about 3 inches long and 2 inches apart on a damp baking tray
Bake at 220 degrees celcius for 30 minutes or until golden and firm

Once the eclairs are baked, remove from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
Take each ├ęclair and cut along the length to let the steam escape (otherwise they will sink)

Once cooled fill with whipped cream and drizzel the top of each with melted chocolate (let the chocolate cool but not set, before you pour on your eclairs)


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