Saturday, 6 April 2013


I have been having a tidy up of my files n stuff and came across these recipes I have saved back for various sites. Annoyingly I did not make a note of the person who wrote/published them but I thought some of you would like to have a go. the self saucing lemon pudding is fab

Lemon self-saucing pudding
• 50g butter
• 200g caster sugar
• 1 lemon , zested
• 100ml lemon juice (include the zest from the zested lemon)
• 3 eggs , separated
• 50g plain flour , sifted
• 250ml milk
• icing sugar for dusting

1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas gas 4. Whizz the butter, sugar and lemon zest until they are pale and creamy in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, egg yolks, flour and milk one by one until you have a smooth batter. Whisk the egg whites until firm but not stiff, and fold the two mixtures together.
2. Pour into a buttered ovenproof soufflé or baking dish and put it in a baking tray half filled with hot water. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is lightly browned and set and there is a sort of gooey lemon curd below. Remove the dish from the tray, dust with icing sugar and serve hot, with or without cream.
Per serving
441 kcalories, protein 9.1g, carbohydrate 68.2g, fat 16.5 g, saturated fat 8.5g, fibre 8.5g, salt 0.43 g

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: 15
• 115g butter
• 50g caster sugar
• 110g soft brown sugar
• few drops of vanilla extract
• 1 egg (beaten)
• 170g chocolate chips of your choice
• 155g plain flour
• pinch of baking powder
Preparation method
Prep: 15 mins |Cook: 10 mins
1. Preheat the oven to 185 C (170 C for fan assisted ovens) and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

3. Add the beaten egg and vanilla to the mixture and mix well.

4. Next add the chocolate chips and mix together to ensure they are well distributed. Most people add them last, although i find if you add them at this stage you don't end up with big clumps of chocolate chips in random places of the cookie!

5. Mix the flour and baking powder together, and add a little at a time to the mixture, until a soft dough is formed. You should be able to mould the dough into shapes without it being too sticky, if it is sticky, add a tablespoon of flour each time to get it the right consistency.

6. Roll an amount into a ball about the size of a walnut and softly press down onto the baking sheet. Don't place cookies too close together as they do spread and you don't want them sticking together!

7. Cook for about 10 - 12 minutes, you really don't need that much longer otherwise they will burn. When you take them out of the oven, they will still be quite soft, leave for a while on the tray until they start to harden, and then move to a cooling rack.


185g unsalted butter
185g best dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 large eggs
275g golden caster sugar
6 Cadbury’s Crème eggs cut in half.

Preheat the oven to 160C and grease a 20 cm square baking tin.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate together either in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water.
Break 3 large eggs into a large bowl and tip in 275g golden caster sugar. With an electric mixer on maximum speed, whisk the eggs and sugar until they look thick and creamy, like a milk shake. This can take 3-8 minutes. You will know it's ready when the mixture becomes really pale and about double its original volume.
Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the eggy mousse, and then gently fold together.
Hold a sieve over the bowl of eggy chocolate mixture and sift the cocoa and flour mixture, shaking the sieve from side to side, to cover the top evenly. Gently fold in to the mixture.
Pour into the baking tin and cook for 15 minutes then take out of the over and gently press the cadburys crème egg halves into the mix, spacing them apart evenly. Put back in the over for another 5-10 minutes.
Leave to cool before removing from tin and cutting into squares.

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