Sunday, May 9, 2010

Linda's Chocolate Cake

I put out the call on Twitter for an easy recipe for morning tea.
Linda came to the rescue with this delicious and EASY recipe.
Thanks Linda!!

Get This -

1 2/3 cups plain flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
125g softened butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Do This -

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degC.
  2. Stir flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarb together in a bowl.
  3. Add buttermilk, softened butter, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Beat with electric mixer or by hand for 30 seconds then more vigorously until dry ingredients are moist.
  5. Pour into greased and floured 23cm cake tin.
  6. Bake for 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
  7. Use melted chocolate or butter icing.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Indian Spiced Red Lentil Soup

I made this tonight.  I don't make vegetarian dishes very often because my husband misses meat.  His verdict on dinner tonight..."It's nice.  Would be better with meat."  Told you!  But I loved it and will be making it again, a lot.  Because it's as easy as it is healthy as it is yummy!

(serves 4)

Get This -

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup korma curry paste
1 litre vegetable stock
400g can diced tomatoes
2/3 cup red lentils, rinsed
1/4 cup pearl barley, washed
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
Crusty bread, to serve

Do This -

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste. Stir to combine.
  2. Stir in stock, tomato, lentils and barley. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until barley is tender. Divide between bowls. Top with coriander. Serve with bread.