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    Can you bake a cake in a Pyrex bowl?

    Have you ever wondered if it is possible to bake using a Pyrex bowl? I have… and I have recently tested it out. I was not at home, so I did not have my trusty and tested cake tins with me. The only thing I could find to possibly use to bake a cake were these three, different sized Pyrex mixing bowls! Pyrex is stronger than glass, so remember to check if it is a real Pyrex bowl. It is also a brand, therefore you should see the symbol or name at the bottom of the dish or bowl. You can shop this brand online at Yuppiechef. I recently tried…

  • gluten free and sugar free
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    3 layered sugar-free & gluten-free cake for everyone

    Gluten-free and sugar-free cake Baking gluten-free and sugar-free is a nice option – not only for people who are gluten intolerant, because it doesn’t make you feel so full – which is nice, especially if you want another slice! Ingredients 2 cups gluten free flour (I used Nature’s Choice gluten free, self raising cake flour (500g) that has potato flour, rice flour as well as soy and tapioca flour and some sea salt. You can buy this wonderfully versatile gluten free flour from online from Faithful to Nature or at Dischem stores). 4 sweetener sachets (You can also use some honey – I would say 4- 6 tablespoons, because this…

  • Bakes,  Chicken,  Dinner,  Home,  Local food,  Lunch,  Recipes

    How to make the best chicken pie

    Are you hungry for a real chicken pie? Chicken pie is always a good idea. Here is an easy recipe for those who are hungry for a real chicken pie. Ingredients Chicken fillets 200 g, cut into small pieces 1 onion, finely chopped Puff Pastry, original 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 50 g mushrooms, chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 sprig rosemary ¾ cup chicken stock 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cream cheese 1 egg Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Heat a medium sized pot on the stove. Add the butter, garlic and…

  • apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes
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    Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

    Wintery apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes. Light and fluffy, health conscious dessert. Ingredients 1.5 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 eggs 80 ml cooking oil ½ tin coconut milk 1 apple A handful of Almond flakes Icing sugar for dusting Method Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Beat the two eggs together in a bowl. Add the oil and coconut milk and mix well. Now add the sugar, salt, baking powder and flour and combine to form the batter. Cut the apple in slices. Grease two small cake tins or 2 large muffin tins. Add half of…

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    Muesli rusks

    Ingredients 4 cups flour, cake or brown bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups muesli 2 cups full cream milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 200 g margarine Pinch of salt ¾ cup brown sugar *The ingredients can be doubled to bake a bigger batch of muesli rusks. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add the vinegar to the milk. Then mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Put the mixture in a rusk/ bread tin or in a greased ceramic bowl. Bake 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Take out the bread like rusks. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.…

  • tropical cookies
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    Tropical butter cookies

    Summer time is here! Let’s bake some tropical themed cookies! Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles, Colour writing gel  Method Mix the ingredients together and use an electric blender to mix the ingredients into a dough.  First on high speed and then on a slow speed. Make the dough into a ball, roughly and quickly with your hands and then flatten it to…

  • Christmas cookies
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    Christmas Cookies

    Christmas cookies that look pretty and taste yummy! I had so much fun baking and decorating these! When you make them up in a small cellophane packet with a little ribbon they make nice gifts for Christmas or end of year thank you gifts. They are such great treats and go well with tea, coffee or as snack. Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk  For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles…

  • home made bread
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    Homemade Bread

    It is true what they say – a fresh loaf of bread with butter is all you need. Well, maybe not only with butter, whether you like your bread with jam or Bovril (not Marmite),a fresh loaf of bread is really special. Enjoy it while it’s still hot! Ingredients 2 cups Granoro Farina “00” flour “the preferred Italian flour for bread” a sachet instant yeast some salt a tablespoon of olive oil Method Place salt, flour and yeast into a bowl, add a cup of lukewarm water and the olive oil. Knead for a bout 5 minutes until the dough is smooth. Let the dough rest in an oiled bowl covered…

  • spinach and feta quiche
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    Spinach, Feta & Mushroom Quiche

    Meat-free Mondays or just don’t know what to cook? Here’s a nice veggie recipe for you to try out! This is a no hassle, no crust recipe. Ingredients a cup or more cooked spinach a cup mozzarella or Edam cheese 200 g mushrooms 150 g black pepper feta 4 eggs a cup of milk some salt and pepper one garlic clove a bit of olive oil Method Whisk the eggs and the milk together. In a pan, fry the thinly sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and some garlic together in a bit of olive oil. Add the cooked spinach and fried mushrooms to the bottom of an oven proof bowl. Sprinkle…

  • engagement party cupcakes
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    Sweet Engagement Cupcakes

    I Had a lot of fun baking my own engagement party cupcakes – you can too! Here is an easy recipe for you to make your own engagement themed cupcakes! Ingredients 2 cups cake flour 2 tsp baking powder half a cup of castor sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs half a cup oil half a cup milk 1 tsp vanilla essence For the icing 2 cups icing sugar 200g butter pink and blue food colouring 1-2 tsp depending on the shade of coulour you want (powder or liquid) 1 tsp water DIY Ring decoration You will need a few toothpicks and printed and cut out pictures of a ring.…