Friday, 20 March 2009

Broken Glass Torte

I recently purchased a Tupperware Jel-O-Ring and have been digging up those recipes from the 70's which I then rebirth in a modern way. My Nana recently made this one, but not in a Jel-O-Ring and I recognised it from my childhood. And you know what it is still just as good!

Ingredients

Base
1 Packet Nice biscuits, crushed
125gm Butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar

Filling
3 packets of jelly, red, yellow and green
3 cups boiling water
1 tbsp gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 cup hot pineapple juice
600ml Cream
1/2 cup Castor Sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Method

Mix all the base ingredients together and press into the bottom of the Jel-O-Ring.
Dissolve each jelly in a cup of boiling water. Set aside in separate containers to set. When set cut into 1cm cubes.
Soften gelatin in the water, then dissolve in the pineapple juice and let cool
Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla
Mix juice mixture into cream when cool and then carefully fold in the jelly. Try to keep the cubes in shape. Pour into the Shell and refrigerate until set, about 6-9 hours. To serve turn it out of the Jel-O-Ring into a plate and slice.

Easy Easy Fruit Cake

This recipe was given to me by someone at Russell's work and it is really nice. It would even work out if you were diabetic you would just need to replace some of the dried fruit with dried apples and apricots.

1kg Mixed Dried Fruit
850mls Apricot Nectar
3 cups Self Raising Flour

Soak the fruit in the nectar overnight. Then mix in the flour and place in a greased and lined tin. Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for 90 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

So easy you could do it in your sleep!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Turkish Bread

I have been very much back into my bread machine lately and the family have been enjoying freshly made bread and foccacias and Jam Fan Tans (taste like a donut only not fried!). So today I made Turkish Bread. I made the dough in the machine and then shaped and finished off in the oven. It was a recipe I found and then converted to use in the machine. I am too lazy these days to knead myself when the machine can do it for me! Anyway here it is. It makes three 35cm x 15cm Turkish loaves.

Ingredients.

Place in the bread maker in this order;

350ml Water
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cups Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Yeast (dry)

Set your machine off making your dough. Mine takes 1.25 hours in the machine on dough setting.

Then divide it into three balls and roll each out into a rectangle 35cm x 15cm. Make indents in the bread using your knuckles. Wash with an egg wash (1 egg and 2 tsp water beaten together) and sprinkle with sesame seeds or nigella seeds. Set aside in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.

Bake each on a lightly greased tray at 220 degrees Celsius or 10 - 12 minutes