Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Porky Pies for dinner

Tonight for dinner, we are having meatloaf. Or are we? Can you still call it meat loaf when there is only just enough meat to hold the vegetables together? There is also no cabbage and most definitely no carrot in my meatloaf (but only if my husband or my children ask). And we will be having ice cream for dessert too (because frozen yogurt and fresh strawberries are too healthful).

Ah, the beautiful lies we tell our children.... and husbands.

Have great food and great fun

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lemon Bars

This recipe I stole from Better Homes and Gardens. It looked yummy and my Aunt had a flush of lemons  on her trees so I thought "why not?" I was not disappointed at all. Fresh and zesty and totally moreish.

For Base:
150g Butter, softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted

For Topping:
4 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
Icing sugar, for dusting

1. Prehead oven to 180°C. Grease and line base and sides of slice tin with baking paper
2. For the base: Cream butter and sugar until pale.
3. Add egg and beat until combined.
4. Add almonds, rind, and flour and mix until combined.
5. Press base mixture into tin. Bake for 20mins or until golden
6. Just before the base is ready, prepare the topping: Whisk eggs and sugar together until well combined.
7. Whisk in lemon juice
8. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix well to combine
9. Pour topping mixture over hot base and bake for 25mins or until light golden on top.
10. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into rectangles and dusting with icing sugar to serve.

Caramel Fudge Brownies

These are EVIL! Delicious, but evil. Amazing, but evil. Super easy to throw together and only 6 ingredients!
(I pinched this recipe from a magazine. I cut it out, and lost the magazine, so I can't credit it properly. Sorry)

3 eggs
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
100g butter, melted
200g white chocolate melts, melted
1 cup plain four
380g can Top'n'fill caramel

1. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm lamington/brownie pan with baking paper to cover the base and sides. Preheat oven to 160°C
2. Beat eggs and sugar on high for approx 4 minutes until thick and pale
3. Reduce mixer speed to medium. Beat in caramel, melted chocolate, melted butter and flour until combined
4. Pour mixture into pan. Bake for 40-45mins or until firm in the centre. Allow to cool before lifting out of the pan using the lining paper and cutting into squares.